MOUNT GILEAD — A petting zoo, craft make and take, and burgers and all the fixings were part of Chamber of Commerce open house celebration at Southeast Healthcare Wednesday afternoon.
The new healthcare services at 950 Meadow Drive include many options for individuals seeking counseling and services for mental health, as well as recovery from alcohol and addiction.
Clinical Director Kim Cooksey spoke about Southeast’s counseling and psychiatric services for individuals and families. Their professional staff offers treatment for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, dual diagnoses and anger management.
She said all payment options are available through both private insurance, Medicaid, self-pay, and for those who have no health coverage.
Cooksey said they also have services in a crisis situation to assess if hospitalization is needed in cases such as suicide ideation. There is a “rapid engagement specialist” for crisis situations and they work with law enforcement officers in some crisis situations.
Southeast Program manager/COVA, Cindy Ison talked about Southeast’s vocational services to build on clients’ skills and strengths. They can connect to resources and agencies to meet many different needs.
Ison said they have both an online network to provide support and in-person face-to-face support. Workshops, special projects and wellness groups are also options for clients.
The Recovery Works program also has computer classes in computer basics, Word, Excel, Power point, Gmail and more. These Recovery Works technology courses are free of charge.
Ison said much of the strength of the Southeast program is because the staff works as a team to provide many options for clients’ health and recovery.
Recovery guide, Chelsea Pine was in Southeast’s Craft Room making Dream Catchers with visitors at the open house.
Pine works in both Delaware and Morrow County as a peer in recovery. She said they talk about many things from how to cope with stress to their latest project. She is at No Limits in Edison every Friday morning doing a craft or having another activity.
Pine said Recovery Works has several projects such as working with the Humane Society or making holiday projects.
“I have been with Southeast for three years,” Pine said. “I love working here and being part of it.”
Southeast is funded by the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. Southeast Morrow is at The Meadow Center, 950 Meadow Dr. Suite A, Mount Gilead. Phone number is 419-949-2000.