May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) has a wide range of mental health and trauma services. They treat people of all ages and backgrounds. WJCS is here to help. Here are just a few fast facts about WJCS services:


• WJCS mental health professionals provided a total of 82,757 therapy services to approximately 3,581 individuals last year.


• Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) in Mt. Vernon, Peekskill, and Yonkers support individuals with mental health and substance use disorder challenges with wraparound services, including linkage to community resources, advocacy, and hands-on assistance during home and community visits.


• WJCS offers more than 10 therapy groups for people of different ages in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), the most widely used treatment modality for at-risk behaviors and emotional dysregulation.


• WJCS launched the first Mobile Crisis and Response Team in Westchester, in partnership with the Peekskill Police Department, integrating mental health services as part of crisis response.


• The WJCS OnTrack NY (OTNY) program serves clients, ages 16-30, who have experienced a first episode of psychosis, providing treatment which includes: individualized therapy, peer support, and employment and educational counseling. WJCS OTNY provided 922 services last year.


• All clients admitted for mental health treatment at WJCS clinics are encouraged to meet with one of their Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for a Health Monitoring Visit. During these visits, LPNs check vital signs, ensure medication safety and compliance, Administer injectable medications, screen for medical problems, provide health education and make the connection to primary and specialty medical services, when needed.


• WJCS offers specialized treatment programs for co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns.


• The WJCS Trager Lemp Center for Treating Trauma & Promoting Resilience offers support services for adult and child survivors of domestic abuse.


• WJCS offers clinical services designed to meet the emotional, social and recreational needs of individuals with cognitive challenges, autism and their families.


• WJCS provides mental health services in Peekskill, Yonkers, and Elmsford Schools.


• WJCS has a VIP volunteer program for people recovering from mental illness.


• Staff from the WJCS Trager Center for Treating Trauma & Promoting Resilience offer training in trauma, racial trauma, vicarious trauma throughout Westchester County and New York State.


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