Mental health resources expanded for Harrison County residents
Personal Counseling Services (PCS) of Clarksville, Indiana, has been granted $106,080 by the Harrison County Community Foundation to enhance mental health services for residents of Harrison County. Since the pandemic began, PCS has seen an increase of 376 percent in referrals to their mental health services. “Our Board of Directors recognized the need articulated by PCS and stepped up to fill the gap and provide more mental health resources,” said Julie Moorman, HCCF President & CEO. The funds will be used to support the cost of therapy sessions for Harrison Countians who are either uninsured or underinsured.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that mental illness affects millions of Americans, with one in five experiencing it directly. Unfortunately, approximately half of these individuals have yet to receive any treatment due to access and cost issues. PCS aims to provide mental health services to anyone seeking body, mind, spirit, and community wellness. They offer many interdisciplinary options to achieve this goal, including marriage & family therapy, music therapy, social work, pastoral counseling, psychology, and psychiatry. In 2021, PCS provided services to 1,492 Harrison County residents, and with family members included, 4,476 were served in Harrison County alone.
PCS has partnered with Counsel House in Corydon, First Capital Christian Church in Corydon, and Palmyra United Methodist Church to provide local locations for residents to receive mental health support, in addition to its primary site in Clarksville. According to Doug Drake, PCS President & CEO, enabling broader access to mental health services through local collaborations helps more people receive the support they need. "It takes an entire community working together, and none of us can do this work alone," he said.
To learn more about Personal Counseling Services and their services, contact their office at (812) 283-8383.