Counselors going door-to-door in Gulf county offering “immediate” help — “We’re losing ground” says local health official

Monday, September 13, 2010
By Paul Martin
September 13th, 2010

Baldwin County mental health counselors to make house calls, describe oil spill services, Press-Register, September 13, 2010:

M]ental health counselors concerned about lingering effects from the Gulf spill will be going door-to-door in Baldwin County within the next few weeks… and even provide immediate counseling if needed, according to Robin Riggins, executive director of the Baldwin County Mental Health Center.

The door-to-door work is one of several initiatives from a newly created Baldwin County Mental Health Advisory Committee. …

“We are still in the planning and discussion stages, but we want to move quickly because we’re losing ground as we speak,” Riggins said.

The Alabama Department of Mental Health is paying for emergency counseling programs on the coast from $12 million given by BP PLC.

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