KILLEEN, TX — What began off in a band room at Killeen Junior Excessive a few years in the past has grown into its personal entity on Texas A&M Central Texas’ campus. Now, the college’s counseling middle is increasing its roots into downtown Killeen on the Boys and Women Membership of Central Texas.
Dr. Sam Fiala, the division chair of counseling and physiology on the college, says relying in your regular stress relievers is okay, however looking for out assistance is vital.
“These [typical stress relievers] are nice, however it’s also possible to use these sources to speak to any individual and get some help,” he mentioned. “If extra individuals did that extra persistently, I feel issues would get higher and the world could appear rather less darkish.”
Nevertheless, stigmas, cash and entry stand in the way in which for lots of people searching for counseling companies.
“For individuals who are uninsured or under-insured, there aren’t many choices on the market for well being care,” Dr. Fiala defined. “Even for individuals who are insured, numerous plans do not cowl well being care, psychological well being care adequately.”
All of those causes are why Texas A&M-Central Texas has partnered with the Boys and Women Membership in downtown Killeen. Now, psychological well being companies will be discovered within the coronary heart of the neighborhood.
“We’re effectively on our method. We’re constructing numerous momentum to prepare to do that,” mentioned Daniel Corridor, vp of useful resource improvement. “The neighborhood wants this, our households want this and the children do as effectively.”
However like anything, it’s going to value. The undertaking already has some funding however remains to be searching for $500,000 to $600,000 extra.
If you want to donate to the trigger, you may textual content BGCTX to 26989 or you may go to the Boys and Women Membership website and make a donation.
To schedule an appointment or for psychological well being sources by Texas A&M-Central Texas, head over to the college’s website for info.