Catalyst Life Services, 741 Scholl Road — Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tentatively, the hours at each site are planned: Family Life Counseling, 151 Marion Ave. — Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trolian said Family Life will also offer the walk-in services at its Shelby site, 169 Mansfield Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
“No appointment will be necessary,” said Trolian. “We know when someone decides they need help, it is essential that they can access care quickly and conveniently. He said the two sites, done in conjunction with partners at Catalyst Life Services and Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services, would allow access for initial assessments and brief, solution-focused counseling Monday through Saturday and also to four evenings per week on a walk-in basis.
“We are still in the development stages, but hope to have the doors open on these behavioral health urgent cares on Aug. 2,” Trolian said. “As individuals deal with the impact of the COVID epidemic, we find our services in greater demand,” said Trolian, who attended the meeting to receive a proclamation from commissioners designating May as Mental Health Month locally.
Also on Tuesday, commissioners approved a request from Richland County Engineer Adam Gove to reduce the speed on a 2.8-mile section of Possum Run Road to 50 miles per hour from its current 55 mph. The change on the road, also known as County Road 320, will be between Touby Road and Rhinehart Road. The change will adjust the speed limit in that section to match other slower speeds on other sections of the roads. Trolian also discussed planned mental health month activities, including Wellness Wednesdays at Catalyst Life Services at 270 Sterkel Blvd., the Bike-A-Palooza Family Festival May 15 at North Lake Park and the first 33 Forever Mental Health Birthday Walk on May 22.
Trolian said it’s a “narrow window” when a person struggling with a mental health issue decides to seek assistance. “I think (the urgent cares) are going to be huge,” he said. “The biggest issue I hear today is when we have someone that we need to get in for services, we can’t get them in right away.”
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