"Where Dreams Can Become Reality"
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program
230 E. 8th St. Washington, NC 27889
A mental health crisis could be considered a situation in which someone feels that they are losing control of themselves, and are considering harming themselves or others. It is important to know how to respond in these situations.
Mobile Crisis is a mental health crisis response team that will travel to where an individual is, in order to help them work through the crisis.
The following link will provide the contact information for your NC county's Mobile Crisis Unit
Click on the link below for more information on how to help someone who is considering suicide or self-harm
Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Who We Are & What We Do
LifeQuest, Inc. is a CARF-accredited Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Our mission is to help adults achieve the self-empowerment needed to enable them to live a successful, rewarding life.
Light It Up Blue for World Autism Month
By: Michael Peacock
April is Autism Awareness Month and here at LifeQuest we more importantly want to bring awareness to the achievements and positivity in the lives of individuals with Autism. The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared in 1970 and the purpose is to educate the public about autism, it’s characteristics, and it’s prevalence. The “Puzzle Ribbon” is most widely known as the symbol for autism and is promoted as supporting awareness and empathy towards individuals with autism.
“Think of it: a disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing… but autism is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique” a quote by Paul Collins (“Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism”). Everyone views “disability” in a different way, so instead trying to figure out what is missing in these individuals we need to think about the positives and the abundance of other great qualities these individuals possess. We need to realize that someone’s diagnosis isn’t everything they are; it’s just a part of them and we are all unique in our own way. Individuals with autism see the world differently than most people, but that’s where creativity and “out of the box” thinking comes from. Some of the greatest artists and musicians have presented with autistic characteristics, and have been applauded for their creativity and artistic talents.
Autism can be challenging for both the individual and their supports, but it’s only because they learn and grow differently than everyone else. We need to take that extra time to get to know these individuals so we can help them thrive to the best of their abilities. Instead of looking at autism as an obstacle to overcome, we need to look at it as a special and unique gift these individuals have been given that needs to be encouraged and praised. More than likely we all know someone with autism, and the more we support and inspire these individuals the more awareness we can bring to this cause. And that’s what this month is all about, so go out there “Light it Up Blue for World Autism Month”.
Light it Up Blue for Autism! Click here for more details about "Light it Up Blue" and Autism Awareness!