SAN ANTONIA – The local organization has joined the national movement to raise awareness about mental health and on Monday is holding a fundraiser at Raising Canes.
“San Antonio can go anywhere to Raising Canes and just tell them you’re at Raising Canes for CHCS. Part of the proceeds will come and help the center, which, in terms of helping us continue to educate this community on mental health, first aid and how people really become more comfortable using vocabulary related to mental health disorders … and helps guide individuals. for help, ”said Jelin Jamison, director general of the Center for Health Services.
The Center for Health Services is raising funds to help combat the stigma of mental health.
“With COVID and its aftermath, we know that many people are suffering, and we may need help in understanding what mental health is, how I can deal with it,” said Leonardo Rodriguez, fund manager and director of development for the Health Services Center.
For 56 years the organization has been helping people in our community.
“We provide outpatient treatment primarily to individuals, children and adults suffering from mental health disorders, drug-related disorders, and individuals with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities. We are also trying to help families with the problems they face with people with these disorders, ”said Jamison.
According to the Center for Health Services, one in five people in Bexar County faces mental health problems.
For Jacob Benavides, he began looking for resources in San Antonio and came across the Medical Services Center.
“I was dealing with anxiety, depression and even voices,” Benavides said.
The health care center changed his life.
“I don’t think I could have gone through this without them,” he said.
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