May 1, 2014 10:38:08 AM
Community Counseling Services has elected to cancel six fundraising yard sales originally scheduled for May 2 at its facilities in Columbus, Starkville, West Point, Ackerman, Louisville and Macon.
"Our staff and clients have chosen to celebrate May is Mental Health Month by donating all items collected to those who have lost everything in Louisville," explained Martha Wooten of CCS. "I am so proud to be a part of this decision. We will be taking groups of clients to Louisville in the next few days to visit our programs there and to deliver items collected to several different collection sites so that they learn about giving to others, especially those in a time of need -- such an important life lesson!"
As a community mental health provider, CCS is available in times of natural disaster to address stress and anxiety or counsel those experiencing grief and loss.
"In situations like the storms this week in Louisville, CCS sets up to assist individuals and families with their emotional and mental health needs," Wooten said. The CCS Mobile Crisis Unit is located in the parking lot of the Baptist Church in Louisville and will be open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For after-hours crisis support, call 888-943-3022.
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