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Phone: (860) 727-8703
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Sun, Nov 14th 1999

I am advising a young black man who has come from the most horrible possible background and seems to me to be coping with great mental challenges. Although very very intelligent, he obviously is suffering from OCD, along with this depression, and an inability to deal with the least amount of structure. Although not violent by nature or in his past history, he and his wife have developed an explosive relationship which has brought separation. I cannot help but believe that he needs proper medication and in depth therapy to unpack his difficulties and teach him strategies for dealing with the pressures that continue to bear on him. The problem is that this all costs a lot of money. I wondered if it is possible for him to be ruled "handicapped" and come under social security provisions that could afford him this help. He is handicapped. It is impossible for him to hold down a job or to stay in school for a complete semester. I can see that if he doesn't get help, this extremely bright man could end up a homeless person wandering the streets. The problem is, how to get him the help he needs within our present system of delivering medical and psychiatric services.

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Affirmation Center
One Main Street

Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 727-8703
Fax: (860) 548-2045
Mon & Tu: 8:30 - 7:00
Wed, Th, Fri, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30

Cole Center
2550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 548-0101
Fax: (860) 524-7781
Mon, Tu, & Fri: 8:30 - 4:30
Wed & Thu: 8:30 - 7:00

Our offices are closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch.

 

CRISIS HOTLINE:

Children (under 18),
please call 211.

Adults, please call our mobile
crisis unit at 860-297-0999

For an immediate crisis call 911.


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