CGC offices are closed Monday, September 7th, for Labor Day. If you have an emergency, you can reach our mobile crisis team by calling 211.
Message from Sherry Perlstein,
CGC President and CEO
The tragic deaths of two journalists in Virginia have deeply saddened our country and brought a closer focus to the frequently stigmatized topic of mental health. While we struggle to make sense of this violence, I find myself drawn to the discussions on mental health’s role in such tragedies. At the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, we strive to end the misconception that people with mental health challenges are dangerous by educating the community through our outreach and prevention programs. Individuals suffering from mental illness are much more likely to be victims of violence – either committed by others or against themselves – than they are to be aggressive towards other people. The fear of being ignored or maltreated by those unfamiliar with mental health problems can unfortunately prevent people from finding help for themselves or keep parents from seeking treatment for their children.
I implore our community to remember that mental health disorders are prevalent and can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, where they live, or any other personal factors. Professional mental health treatment can help people manage, overcome, and recover from their challenges. Among our youngest community members, early diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems can positively impact healthy development and spare the child and family from needless suffering. If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Please call 203-324-6127 to learn more and connect with a resource in your area.
We’re also sharing this article to help reflect on the damage caused by stigma and its effects for those who silently struggle with mental illness.
President and CEO Announces Planned Retirement and Nationwide Search for New Executive
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut has announced the planned retirement of President and CEO Sherry Perlstein and the public launch of a national search for the agency’s new leader.
CGC’s Board of Directors partnered with the distinguished nonprofit executive search firm Third Sector New England this past spring. Read more.
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut is dedicated to reducing emotional suffering and dysfunctional behavior, strengthening families, and helping each child and adolescent achieve his or her highest potential.
We provide specialized outpatient services to children and adolescents to treat psychological, behavioral, developmental, social and family problems in a professionally staffed mental health facility and at homes, schools and other community locations.
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