August 11, 2015

Manchin Announces $2 Million to Improve Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Washington D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced a total of $2 million to improve mental health and substance abuse treatment in West Virginia. The funding is being awarded to Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center in Princeton and the Westbrook Health Services Integrated Care Program (WHSIC) in Parkersburg.

“Far too many West Virginians have been affected by mental health disorders, drug abuse and addiction, far too many families have been torn apart and far too many lives have been lost,” Senator Manchin said. “As West Virginians, we value nothing more than the well-being of our children and families, and I am so appreciative of the many different individuals and groups that are working to end the epidemic we face. This funding will help in the cause by strengthening services for our neighbors in Princeton and Parkersburg who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders.”

The individual funding is listed below:

$1,600,000 – Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center, Princeton

$400,000 – Westbrook Health Services, Parkersburg

The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).