SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Thanks to a collaboration between Indiana University and the Sullivan County Public Library, free and confidential mental health services will soon be offered to the county.
According to a press release, The Indiana University School of Social Work and Center for Rural Engagement have launched these services with a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
The initiative builds upon a two-month pilot program hosted at three rural libraries this summer in Bedford, Petersburg and Sullivan, Indiana. The program is led by School of Social Work associate professors John Keesler and David Wilkerson, and Todd Burkhardt, director of campus partnerships at the Center for Rural Engagement.
All services will be available via telehealth and aim to help those dealing with stress, depression and anxiety. The program will also provide resources for food, clothing, housing and healthcare.
Appointments are confidential and held in a local, private setting on a computer that will connect you with a professional through video chat.
The service locations will be at the following,
Bedford Public Library, 1323 K St.
Pike County Library, 1008 Maple Street in Petersburg
Salem Public Library, 212 N Main Street in Salem.
Sullivan County Public Library, 100 S Crowder Street in Sullivan.