Charleston-area public housing to offer residents mental health services | Health

When Serena Seen and her counterpart at Charleston-Kanawha Housing ask their residents what they need, mental health services is something that frequently comes up.

“One of the things that kept coming up were mental health needs — everything from grief to general stress anxiety, depression, whatever,” she said.

Seen, the family services coordinator for the public housing agency, would refer residents to organizations for counseling or therapy, but it can be difficult for them to actually get those services.

“Either it was hard to get in or even if they had insurance, they only paid for so many sessions or whatever,” Seen said. “A lot of [residents] don’t have…

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