Central is a private, non-profit, charitable, multi-service behavioral health facility, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. It is operated within the context of purposes stated in its legally recorded Articles of Incorporation and the by-laws of the Agency as promulgated by the Board of Directors.
â€œCentral is a community dedicated to helping people of all ages improve their emotional and behavioral health, develop resiliency, and achieve personal fulfillment.â€
â€œTo set the standard for excellence in the delivery of behavioral health services.â€
The reach of mental illness
Mental illness respects no boundaries. It is an equal opportunity disease that can affect anyone – young or old, rich or poor, urban or suburban. Mental illness is arguably the most misunderstood affliction as it wreaks havoc, creating fear, stigma, and confusion. Fortunately, with the advances in research and the efforts of advocacy groups, the myths surrounding mental illness are slowly being dispelled. This improves the likelihood that those who need help, seek it out. And it improves the quality of life of the community as a whole. Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill experienced depression. Patty Duke and musician Peter Gabriel live with manic depression. Nobel laureate John Nash lived with schizophrenia. Even Michelangelo coped with mental illness.