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Mono County Behavioral Health Offers Crucial Services for those facing Depression

Robin Williams passing is a reminder that anyone can silently suffer.

 

Mammoth Lakes, CA – The news of Robin Williams’ death this week serves as a stark reminder that deep despair and hopelessness have no boundaries. When depression takes hold, it can feel impossible to face another day for those with depression. In response to this news, Mono County Behavioral Health is available for anyone in need.

 

If someone you know is struggling, please reach out and let Mono County Behavioral Health connect you with needed services. Mono County Behavioral Health – 760.924.1740 or via web at http://www.suicideispreventable.org/

 

Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Larry K. Johnston commented, “You are not alone. There are services available all throughout Mono County. What this week has shown is that no matter who you are, there are times you may need a helping hand. Everyone faces struggles with life at some point. Remember you are not alone.”

 

Know The Signs Campaign has many resources, many ideas about how to get through and how to help or you can always call, 24 hours a day, the National Suicide Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255

 

(From Robin Roberts, Director of Mono Behavioral Health Department)  

The news of Robin William’s death yesterday reminds us that deep despair and hopelessness has no boundaries.  When depression and deep sadness take hold, it can feel impossible to face another day.  Mono County Behavioral Health is here for you.  If you or someone you know is struggling, please call us and let us help sort out the best next thing to do.  760.924.1740  If you have access to a computer take a look at this website:  http://www.suicideispreventable.org/  The Know The Signs Campaign has many resources, many ideas about how to get through and how to help.  Or, you can always call, 24 hours a day, the National Suicide Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255

We all struggle with life at some point; some of us more than others.  You don’t have to do it alone.

Robin K. Roberts, MFT
Director of Behavioral Health Department
Mono County
Mammoth Lakes, CA
760.924.1740
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Robin K Roberts
Robin K Roberts
8 years ago

Please feel free to contact me directly so I might understand your concerns and ways in which you feel you have not received the services you are looking for.

3 cents
3 cents
8 years ago

Thank you Robin and Mono County Behavioral Health. You all do a great job.

notachance
notachance
8 years ago

I have been suffering from depression for over a decade. I have lived in Mono County for over 20 years. I have had difficulty from alcohol and drugs. Several times when I have been drinking, I have wanted to kill myself. Mono County Mental health is a waste of time.… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
8 years ago
Reply to  notachance

Hang in there notachance.
When things get bad try hugging a dog, it helps me.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago

This article seems timely. People under 24 committing suicide is so tragic. But the age we live in is so difficult even for the supposedly mature person. Reading the news is itself stressful enough. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/12/1320953/-Obamacare-helping-young-people-get-mental-health-nbsp-treatment?detail=hide The National Institutes of Health says that three-quarters of mental illnesses begin by age 24,… Read more »

Robin K. Roberts
Robin K. Roberts
8 years ago

I am sorry to hear that some of you who have taken the time to comment have had negative experiences with Mono County Behavioral Health (MCBH). Please feel free to contact me personally so I can help sort out what may have gone wrong. The purpose of our reaching out… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

I’m not much of a fan of shrinks, but Robin Williams is trying to offer people help here. I hope they post Inyo’s mental health # also.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Sorry, Robin Roberts is trying to help people here. Maybe Robin Williams also?

RM
RM
8 years ago

I moved from Mammoth to Reno. The state’s mental health system is adequate. I was diagnosed in the late 90’s.
I’m still able to go down to Mammoth and ski in the winter, and do summer hiking in the Eastern Sierra.

2 cents
2 cents
8 years ago

I have manic depression and spent 20 years of my life in Mammoth Lakes. I tried to get help multiple times in that town only to be shunned by the Health Department and by the local community as well. Mammoth Lakes is no place for people with serious life threatening… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  2 cents

Maybe things have changed. BK

2 cents
2 cents
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

No, nothing has changed and this is why people such as myself are so terrified to open up about our depression. Lives can be saved, but communities and people need to accept the fact that people with depression exist and we don’t deserve to be treated like garbage 🙂

Tony Cumia
Tony Cumia
8 years ago
Reply to  2 cents

I totally agree….nothing has changed…..I sought help in Mammoth/Mono County Mental Health…to no avail….WHAT ARE THEY GETTING PAID FOR? Then I went to a private therapist..Im still here and doing better.