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Behavioral Health Task Force

Co-Chairs: Dr. Margaret Swartz and Jane Wildasin

The Behavioral Health Task Force of Adams County works to encourage an environment, which promotes the improvement of mental and behavioral health and quality of life through a community lead process.

The Behavioral Health Task Force was formed in 2004 in response to results of the Community Needs Assessment.  Issues related to mental health service needs were viewed as a top priority for Adams County.  The mission of the Behavioral Health Task Force is to encourage an environment which promotes the improvement of mental and behavioral health and quality of life through a community led process.  This includes improving access to behavioral health services and educating and informing the community regarding mental/behavioral health issues and trends.

The task force publishes a Mental and Behavioral Service Providers directory. The current directory is available by calling the Healthy Adams County Office at (717) 337-4137.

The Behavioral Health Task Force meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital community rooms.  For more information, contact Jen Gastley at Healthy Adams County.\

Feeling Blue

Healthy Adams County in partnership with Healthy York Coalition and WellSpan Health have created a website called Feeling Blue that focuses on depression http://www.feeling-blue.com.

In Adams and York counties, three in five adults report having one or more days during a two-week period with depressive symptoms. Depression is common locally and across the country. You or someone you love is likely to experience depressive symptoms at some point during your lifetime.

Feeling Blue is an effort to provide tips and other resources to help people experiencing depressive symptoms to find ways to feel better, talk to a mental health professional and learn more about depression.