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Program expands mental health and substance abuse services to rural communities in Northern NV.
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Program expands mental health and substance abuse services to rural communities in Northern NV.

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (KOLO) - November is Men’s Mental Health and Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), an organization that advocates for underserved individuals and communities, has branched out to help those that are facing mental health challenges in rural Northern Nevada.Through a state-funded grant, they have opened two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (Douglas and Mineral County) that provide person-centered, family-centered care, using evidence-based practices to empower individuals through accessible healthcare.From a young age, Woodrow Askin has dealt with mental health problems and substance abuse.“I used to use drugs and had depression issues,” he said.In his journey to recovery, he found there was a need for awareness.“There was a lack of information about the connection...