GENESEO, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2024 — Livingston County is continuing to pioneer innovative approaches to support mental health as the County has partnered with Credible Mind, a state-of-the-art online platform that connects people with vital resources within their community.
“Through our partnership with Credible Mind, we can provide residents with further personalized services and help them to not only understand their own mental health needs, but to find ways to make improvements to their quality of life,” added Kristen Fisher, Livingston County’s Director of Community Services. “The positive impact this partnership can have is immense and we’re excited to be able to provide another avenue for residents to improve their well-being.”
Beginning February 5th, as an incentive to empower people to learn more about Credible Mind and explore its potential, anyone who creates a free account and completes an online mental health assessment before Friday, February 16th will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Statistics show that one in five American adults currently live with mental illness including depression or anxiety while nearly one in 20 adults live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. While these figures demonstrate the prevalence of mental health throughout our communities, it is also estimated that fewer than half of adults receive treatment. Livingston County is hoping to curb that trend by offering professional services and supports to those in need.
Currently, the County has two in-person mental health clinics in Geneseo and Mount Morris and also offers telemedicine options for those unable or unwilling to travel. The clinics has additional open access hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, allowing for care to be administered without an appointment.
Additionally, Livingston County Mental Health can treat individuals ages five and up and has several clinicians who are trained in play therapy, which can be difficult to find in rural areas. Furthermore, clinicians are able to evaluate and develop a management plan for various medications being used to treat to psychiatric conditions.
To learn more about the services being offered, hours and more, please visit Livingston County Mental Health’s website. To schedule an appointment or speak to a counselor, please call (585) 243-7250.
The Department of Health has also established a local resource line to help in the event of a mental health crisis. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 211. Those seeking help can also tap into the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 to speak to a trained crisis counselor.
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat with someone at 988lifeline.org.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.