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CharterCARE joins campaign focused on increasing mental health awareness

CharterCARE Health Partners is joining with others in Rhode Island on an international public health campaign that aims to shift the culture of mental health so that all of those in need receive the care and support they deserve. The “Campaign to Change Direction” is being led locally by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). The “Campaign to Change Direction” focuses on encouraging all to care for their mental well-being as they do for their physical well-being. The campaign addresses common barriers to understanding mental health and raises awareness about the signs of emotional suffering, encouraging care for self and others who may be struggling.

Nationally, more than 600 organizations including CharterCARE have signed on as community partners. Pictured here at the September 27 kickoff event at the University of Rhode Island are Rebecca Boss, BHDDH Director; Jennifer Healey; CharterCARE Executive Director of Behavioral Health, Kayla Mudge, Communications Coordinator, Hospital Association of Rhode Island, and Rebecca Plonsky, National Vice President of Development, Prospect Integrated Behavioral Health.