River Hospital Officially Launches Wellness Program
River Hospital is doing its part to make sure the community has access to mental health care.
There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the River Community Wellness Program.
Its provides services to residents and offers help to soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hospital officials say this is a cutting edge program that offers a wide range of therapies.
"The ones that do come forward, the ones that do ask for help," said program director Brad Frey, "at times there's just not enough therapists to go around."
"To be able to stay here in the community when they need this kind of treatment and not have to leave the community, that's so much better for them and for their families," said Ben Moore, the hospital's chief executive officer.
Some of the services soldiers receive as part of the program include group therapy, art therapy, psychiatric office visits and psychologist visits.
Sessions are five hours long, five days a week.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Watertown, NY
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