Maintaining one’s mental health is key to a healthy life, especially for young adults and children.
For some dealing with mental illness, it’s important to talk with a professional, like those at Bacon Street Youth and Family Counseling, who can better help them cope with the emotions and thoughts they may be experiencing.
Bacon Street is a nonprofit organization that offers affordable services for young people in need of counseling. Bacon Street was founded in 1971 in Williamsburg but has since expanded to Gloucester, James City and Hampton to serve the lower and middle peninsulas.
Director of Development and Communications Crystal Booker said there are two sides to what Bacon Street does—counseling and prevention.
On the counseling side, Booker said most of their clients are between the ages of 10 and 26. Despite the organization’s name, she said there aren’t set age parameters for their clients. Care continues for those who need it even as they get older.
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