As a non-profit mental health resource, we are committed to bringing our skills into the wider community in order to enhance the human experience of those who may never cross our thresholds. We are honored to accomplish this through several community partnerships:
Charlotte Fire Department: Up to 37% of firefighters will experience PTSD as they put their lives on the line for the community and regularly witness devastation and injuries most of us never see. We are honored to provide mental health services to these first responders, their families, and their communications personnel.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department: First responders – police officers and communications personnel and their families – see and hear, or hear about, aspects of the human experience most of us are shielded from. This can take a toll on them. Presby Psych partners with CMPD to make psychotherapy accessible to department personnel who choose to become our clients. It is one way we give back to our community.
YWCA OF THE CENTRAL CAROLINAS WOMEN IN TRANSITION: The YWCA is a leader in empowering women to be self-sufficient. The Women in Transition program allows women to achieve stable housing through an impressive combination of services. Presby Psych has partnered with the YWCA to contribute to the Women in Transition program by providing group therapy, consultations with YWCA staff, and monthly workshops on mental health topics. We at Presby Psych are privileged to work with the Women in Transition and feel that we receive more than we give by bearing witness to the courage and resilience of the women and to the dedication and commitment of the staff.
University of North Carolina Charlotte Master’s in Counseling Practicum/Internship at the YWCA: We also have partnered with the UNCC’s Master’s in Counseling Program to provide individual and family therapy to the YWCA Women in Transition and Families in Transition programs. We will supervise the student placed at the YWCA and provide weekly continuing education and clinical discussions for that student. This three-way partnership strengthens our role in community as we strive to enhance mental health access and quality for others.
Suicide Prevention: We are annual supporters of the Charlotte Out of Darkness Community Walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Over 44,000 Americans die each year from suicide and for every death, there are 25 suicide attempts. The suicide rate is growing, especially among middle aged, white men. We are committed to doing what we can to help prevent suicide.
We depend on the generosity of others to accomplish our non-profit work. Please help us help others by donating here. Your gift is tax-deductible and will be deeply appreciated.