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Jefferson Behavioral Provide Services for Those in Need

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Jefferson Behavioral Health System is opening their doors to those feeling stressed or overwhelmed from the added attention on Steubenville.

"We have individual therapies, we have group therapies, we have family therapy. A lot of times, parents aren't quite sure how to deal with the issues that their kids are facing recently with the school lock downs and those kind of things and they don't want to say the wrong things, so family therapy can be important," says Lou Stein, Director of Development.

Jefferson Behavioral Health System has more than 50 therapists and counselors on staff to help you cope with this situation. Anyone can come to their office or a counselor can make a visit.

Right now they are in the process of developing programs with local schools.

"Some of the things that we are trying to do is offer services to the school system and talk about some things in different kinds of classes about a multitude of topics that have been going on around here lately. So again talk to them about expressing their feelings and getting teenagers to talk to each other about what they think and feel and learn about are very, very important," says Douglas Scisciani Clinical Administrator.

Jefferson Behavioral also offers crisis intervention for people who are in a place where they need help immediately.

Stein wanted to stress that all information will be kept confidential and anyone struggling to take the first step to talk to someone can feel comfortable with their counselors.

"It's totally confidential so there's no threat of people finding out or anything. We have both male and female counselors depending on who wants to come here and whatever they're comfortable with. Nobody really needs to have any fear of it because it's in a very comfortable setting and it's confidential," says Stein.

Jefferson Behavioral will be at the "Stand Up for Youth" rally Saturday at Jim Wood Park at noon with informational brochures and someone to speak with.