Mental Health

Depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, addiction to alcohol or other drugs

For people of all ages, mental health problems and addictions can affect relationships, school and job performance. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and access to effective care is essential to healthy communities.

Fortunately, help is here. Our region is home to an array of skilled, licensed mental health professionals who can help people feel better and function better.

Mental health providers

To find a nearby mental health provider, refer to our Mental Health Resource Directory (PDF) for the Windsor, VT area.

Substance abuse prevention

Our comprehensive substance abuse initiatives in this program started in 1996. Outcomes from this program have been astounding and celebratory. For example, 30-day tobacco use among eighth-graders declined from 26.2% in 1995 to 9% in 2009. This has happened with expert advice, hard work, grant support and community participation in a comprehensive approach.

See our Substance Abuse Treatment Guide (PDF) for help and treatment services for people whose alcohol and other drug use is negatively affecting their lives.

For information about quitting smoking, see the Tobacco Cessation Program.

Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP)

Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP) is a community-based public health coalition committed to creating environments of healthy choice in order to prevent illness.

We collaborate with community groups to support the mental and emotional well-being of children, families individuals who reside in Windsor, West Windsor, Weathersfield and Hartland, VT.

We work with others to help people adopt healthier habits, including:

  • Promoting healthy eating and active living
  • Preventing drug and excessive alcohol use
  • Promoting tobacco-free living

For more information about MAPP and its goals, visit the MAPP page.