The support groups and trainings that G.E.A.R. offers are wonderful, but they don’t compare to the personal relationship that can occur from one-on-one interactions. I know for me, often times I don’t feel comfortable airing my “bad laundry” to a group, especially where I am from a small community and will see these people in other venues. The staff at G.E.A.R. are REAL. They are parents who have experienced trouble with schools, the heartache of having a child hospitalized and/or jailed, medication changes and other issues that arise when dealing with a child with SED (serious emotional disturbance). Having someone with lived experience to talk about my child is so important.
- Community members can now receive same-day care for their urgent mental health and substance use needs in Augusta at Crisis & Counseling Centers’ Open Access Center
- Empowering Families to Take Charge of their Mental Health Journey and Prioritize Safety
- Support from the University of Vermont’s Center on Rural Addiction is helping reduce harm in Kennebec County.
- Crisis & Counseling Holds Important Training on Transgender Issues for Agency Staff
- “We are the facilitators. Our clients are the people who are doing the work.”