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Debra* began receiving services from the Southwest Adult Clinic earlier this year. She had faced numerous adversities including trauma, stress, betrayal and fear. Debra shared she decided she owed it to herself to make some changes regarding her mental health. The end of 2020 had been especially difficult for her, and she was ready to take a stand for herself.
At the Southwest clinic, Debra received medication services, therapy, skills training and case management. As she explored her goals and redefined what she wanted for herself, she was able to learn and apply skills to build her confidence, increase her resilience and celebrate her progress.
Debra reports she feels more equipped to cope with fears and nightmares form the past in a healthier way. She has ambition to find employment in a place she is respected and valued, and she shares she feels confident her skills and education will help her achieve her goals. She has enrolled in school and is working very hard to secure a stable future for herself and her family.
Debra is extremely proud of her growth and has embraced her journey to success firmly. She is constantly working to be better, stronger and bigger than her fears. Debra says that the services she receives at The Harris Center have helped her on this road to success, and the voyage continues!
*The name of the client has been altered to protect the client's privacy.
Through The Harris Center’s partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a Lifeline call in the area we cover was answered by our Crisis Line. The caller was inebriated and sitting on the railroad tracks with the intent to die.
"Clara* was referred to Peer Services by her SAI and she has been attending peer groups daily for the past year. She came to group to learn coping skills for her schizophrenia and to socialize with her fellow group members. When I met Clara she was having schizophrenic episodes daily and she was very depressed. Clara was also self-medicating with drugs and alcohol to manage her schizophrenic symptoms. She was very good at interviewing for and getting hired at many different companies, however had difficulty keeping a job. Clara felt very lonely and was close with her family but didn’t have many friends.
In partnership with Walgreens, we recently held two successful COVID-19 vaccination clinics at our 9401 Southwest Freeway location.
"A male consumer came to our Jail Diversion Center with a long history of substance abuse which was causing multiple problems in his life including difficulty holding a job, strained relations with his loving and supportive family, and repeated homelessness. Staff were working to coordinate transitional housing placement for him, but he left the Center without notice, saying he was going back to stay with family.
"I received a call from a woman who was depressed and felt like no one appreciated her. She stated that her sons always responded when she requested assistance, but they never just called to check on her and say 'hello.'
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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD strives to provide high quality, efficient, and cost effective services so that persons with mental disabilities may live with dignity as fully functioning, participating, and contributing members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay based on a sliding scale rate schedule.
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