In the piece, Northwestern Mental Health Center Executive Director Dan Wilson, LCSW, shares how the NHSC has benefited the organization. Here is an excerpt:
The Northwestern Mental Health Center (NMHC), in Crookston, MN, has been with the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) for over 17 years, and in that time we've benefited from 20 NHSC providers. We serve six rural counties in northwest Minnesota, and the widely distributed locations of our services reflect the sparsely populated geography of the area. We are very much an integrated, rural mental health program, integrating mental health with primary health care services and public education through co-location. The facility operates in 12 locations in the area and in client homes.