The City offers a wide variety of services, many of which I write about here each week. It’s much more than just trash collection and wastewater service. One thing we don’t talk about often enough is the need for mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual disability services – all of which you can get through Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (CIBH).
CIBH cares for residents in a variety of ways. They provide individual and group therapy, anger management classes, and case management. They offer substance abuse programs throughout the year, including those focused on opioid addition, an epidemic that continues to rise even here in Chesapeake. All of their services are outpatient but they have resources to direct residents to proper treatment should a higher level be needed. They have a 24-hour emergency hotline, 548-7000, that you can call any time for crisis intervention.
Right now CIBH asking for your input to help them develop a new strategic plan. Whether or not you’ve ever needed CIBH services, they’d like to get your thoughts on how they should focus their efforts moving forward. You can share your thoughts by filling out a quick survey. They survey will close on January 25.
To learn more about Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, visit them online or call them at 547-9334. You can also learn more about CIBH and this survey by watching a recent edition of Peake Life with CIBH Executive Director Joe Scislowicz.