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Civic Leaders Praise WCPC’s Vital Services 06/01/12
Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic provides vital services to every member of our community, regardless of ability to pay. The services the clinic provides contribute to this community’s quality of life, by giving the most vulnerable the tools they need to cope with mental illness and substance abuse.
Here’s what civic leaders have to say about how WCPC contributes to our quality of life:
Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws:
“Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic plays a critical role in our community serving some of our most vulnerable citizens. The clinic offers hope and recovery support to youth and adults living with mental illness. Their expertise and commitment to providing quality mental health treatment ensures a path to health and resiliency for everyone seeking a better life."
Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo:
“Untreated mental disorders often result in violence and costly incarceration. Many people with mental illness can be treated more effectively, humanely and at a lower cost within the mental health system than the criminal justice system. Services provided by Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic help achieve our goal of community safety, keeping the mentally ill out of jail and ultimately lower costs to taxpayers.”
Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville:
“I have always supported mental health services because I know what a difference they make in our community. As a state legislator, I was the sponsor of the first mental health parity bill, which required health-care insurance to cover psychiatric disorders. And as a former board member of the Rainbow Center, I know how important the Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic is to our community.”
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For mental health counseling, call Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic at (360) 676-2220 or e-mail email@example.com, or simply go the main clinic at 3645 E. McLeod. Whatcom Counseling offers limited walk-in mental health evaluations, call ahead for times and days.
Whatcom Counseling also offers drug, alcohol, chemical or substance abuse services, call for an appointment.
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If you fear for your safety or the safety of others, call 911.
If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right away, call the Crisis Line:
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