Mayo supports mental health initiative during Red Kettle Campaign

Mayo Clinic Health System is partnering with The Salvation Army to help raise awareness and funding for mental health programming in the La Crosse area.

On Saturday, December 22, Mayo Clinic Health System will match up to $15,000 raised at all kettle sites in La Crosse County. All monies raised will go toward funding The Salvation Army of La Crosse County’s psychiatric and mental health services.

The Salvation Army has paid for a contracted psychiatrist to work with emergency shelter residents. The appointments offer a diagnosis, possible prescription recommendations, along with referrals to long term care facilities when needed.

“This is a needed service for the population we serve,” said Major Jeff Richardson of The Salvation Army. “Mental and physical health services are big initiatives for The Salvation Army in La Crosse moving forward. We cannot expect those we serve to get better if we are not helping them through struggles in their bodies and minds.”

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