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Community Resources
Mental health disorders represent a major challenge to society and can affect anyone but there is a higher risk among the poor, abused, young, uneducated and neglected. (Benedetto, 2004) Most are unemployed, homeless and have isolated themselves from others and are less likely to seek care because of an underlying stigma of negative attitudes society has toward these people. (Manderschied, PHD et al., 08/09/2010)
VA Medical Center
The VA Medical Center is a government funded operation that offers support to our Veterans and their dependants, surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased Veteran, Member of the uniformed services and National Guard members present or former. They include inpatient and outpatient care and 24/7 phone in hotlines. (“Benefits“, 2010)
• Prevention service
• Substance abuse
• Depression
• Military sexual trauma
• Suicide

Strengths: The VA offers easy access to resources that meet the veteran’s specific needs at little or no cost.
Weaknesses: This is only available to Veterans and their families. West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
The West Yavapai Guidance Clinic is a local program that provides both inpatient and outpatient programs for adults with mild to moderate mental illnesses and is funded through contracts with the coping techniques. (“Programs and services“, 2010)
Strengths: The program is available to low income people.
Weaknesses: This is a county and state run program and budget cuts put restraints on available resources.
Decision Point Center
Decision Point Center offers inpatient programs to deal with chronic relapse behaviours, substance abuse disorders, mental health issues, compulsive behaviours and trauma related disorders. This program is available to adults age 17 and up. The only acceptable forms of pay are self pay and private insurance. (“Holistic Addiction…...

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