VAN WERT – The flowers have bloomed, the sun is finally shining, and summer will soon be here. Westwood Behavioral Health Center will be celebrating throughout the month of May as May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The staff are hosting a variety of events throughout the community to promote Mental Health and to answer the question - Where in the World is Westwood Behavioral Health Center?

Westwood staff will be found at three different ice cream vendors where they will provide the first 50 customers with a $1.00 off coupon. The first event was held at Sycamore on Westwood Drive in Van Wert from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 14. The second event will be held on Friday, May 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Creamery in Delphos on Canal street. The third event will be held May 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Rocky Top on Ervin Road in Van Wert. Stop and see the staff, learn more about the services Westwood offers to the community, and enjoy some ice cream!

Later this month Westwood will be teaming up with the YWCA for a family picnic at Smiley Park on May 30 at 6 p.m. and finally on May 31, Westwood will be offering free depression screenings at all three locations in Van Wert, Paulding and Delphos with no appointment necessary.

Mental Health is a critical piece of not only each person’s quality of life and overall wellness, it is also a critical component of a healthy community. Westwood Behavioral Health Center offers a variety of supportive services including individual and group counseling, case management services, crisis intervention services; addiction treatment programs, children’s treatment programming; family and couples counseling, psychiatric services and more!

Medicaid, Medicare and most insurances are accepted for reimbursement and sliding fee scales are available to assist in payment as well. Westwood Behavioral Health Center is a private, not for profit agency and is also a contract agency of the Tri-County ADAMHS Board.