Across North Carolina people have been talking about the alarming rise in numbers of teens struggling with their mental health. To address this urgent need, North Carolina has a new resource in the first mental urgent care facility in our state has opened in Greensboro, according to WBTW news.
The first of its kind in North Carolina, the Guilford County Behavioral Health Center is available for people looking for mental health or substance abuse treatment. The 60,000 square-foot facility includes beds available for inpatient care, open space for group sessions, an on-site pharmacy, and an outdoor space for patients.
The program is designed to help children, teens and adults who are struggling with their mental health. Since this center is geared towards urgent care, it specifically aims to help those who need urgent behavioral health or substance use treatment and are not experiencing a medical crisis that would typically require a visit to the emergency room.
Guilford County Behavioral Health Center has already had some success with outpatient programs, and will soon be opening their facility-based crisis portion of the center to the public.
Over the next year, they hope to expand services to include treating incarcerated individuals with mental health issues in the prison system.
Open 24 hours a day, Guilford County Behavioral Health Center is located at 913 Third St. in Greensboro, and is accessible by public transportation.