Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) now offers a place for anyone to receive information about mental health. The new Psychiatry Family Resource Center, funded by the generosity of guests who attended Hennepin Health Foundation’s 2015 Light Up the Night benefit, opens on November 1, 2016.
Located on the hospital’s Skyway Level next to its medical library, the Psychiatry Family Resource Center offers a welcoming space that includes:
- Psychiatry-specific literature
- Computer stations with web portal for easy access to online information
- A DVD viewing area
- An art piece by artist Vara Kamin
- A volunteer-staffed welcome desk to greet and assist visitors
“It can be challenging to support loved ones living with a mental illness, navigating a complex system and finding the help and support needed,” explains Megen Coyne, RN, MS, senior director of psychiatry at HCMC. “Having this beautiful space where families and friends can find resources, share stories, and dispel myths around mental illness helps build a strong community of support for our patients.”
Information regarding conditions, treatment options, current topics in mental health, local resources, and services available to patients and their families can be found in the Psychiatric Family Resource Center. All of the information provided has been chosen by health care professionals to make the search for reliable and accurate information easier.
An open house is planned for the public to view the Psychiatry Resource Center on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 2 to 6 PM. For more information about the psychiatry services offered at HCMC, go to www.hcmc.org/psychiatry.