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Tillis’ representatives tour Monarch’s behavioral health clinic

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Representatives of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis visited Monarch’s corporate offices May 28 to learn about the mental health services provided through the federally funded Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) and the impact it has had in Stanly County.

Tillis’ legislative correspondent Andrew Nam, based in Washington D.C., and James Estes, Charlotte regional representative, spoke and met with therapists, providers and staff.

Last fall, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded Monarch a $3.2 million grant over two years to provide Stanly County expanded services for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders through the CCBHC model.

Projections indicate that over the course of the grant during the next two years, more than 2,000 adults and children with serious mental illness, emotional disturbance, long-term chronic addiction, mild or moderate mental illness and substance use disorders, as well as complex health conditions, will be treated. The CCBHC is at the current behavioral health outpatient office at 350 Pee Dee Ave., Albemarle.

— Monarch