AMHC’s demise affects patients – News |

As Albemarle Mental Health Center crashed and burned this past year, patients accustomed to the agency’s therapy services often found themselves choking on the smoke.
Debra Belangia was one of those directly affected by AMHC’s demise.
The Currituck County resident began outpatient therapy at AMHC’s Dare County unit about a year ago. She said it took all the courage she could muster to acknowledge she needed treatment for her depression and to seek help.

Belangia said she found a compassionate, helpful therapist who she was able to see every other week. In addition, one of AMHC’s psychiatrists prescribed her medication that made her symptoms more bearable.

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