Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center offering free mental health counseling

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - While many have talked about physical health after Hurricane Michael, mental health is something that hasn't been discussed quite as much.

The Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center is offering free mental health counseling for people affected by Hurricane Michael.

The center usually focuses on children who were sexually abused but expanded their services to adults after realizing mental health therapy was a big need for the community.

Brent Patrick, Chief Operations Officer for Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center, said, "Mental health has been something we've heard a lot of that it's a need and so we have the staff who are trained to do trauma therapy, so that was something that we wanted to make sure that we could provide to the community if they come to us with that need."

If you would like to speak with someone from the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center regarding mental health counseling, call (850) 872 - 7760.