Far West Center mental health services here to help with changes

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed daily life for all of us. Changes came quickly and many times without warning. Concerns for our health and the health of our loved ones, friends and community have added emotional pressures.

Stress, worry, anxiety and depression can overwhelm any of us at any time. It is very important to keep in mind that there is help and mental health services available in our community, in Westlake, at Far West Center.

Far West Center, located on the health campus of UH St. John Medical Center, provides services for persons who have emotional distress or may be at-risk for mental health problems. Far West Center provides expert guidance, treatment and support to regain well-being and rebuild coping skills for these overwhelming times and for everyday life. Mental health treatment works and is only a phone call away.

Our agency provides mental health assessment, counseling, psychiatry, medication management, case management, the Compeer Friendship Program, and recovery groups. For your health, safety and convenience most assessments and treatment services can be provided by telehealth.  Telehealth is the use of phone or video technology for your health care appointments. 

Far West Center is funded by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County and serves persons who are uninsured without the ability to afford care. Insurance coverage is also accepted.

Our healthcare services help improve the quality of lives and strengthen our community. If you or someone you care about needs help with managing a mental health problem, depression, or anxiety please call 440-835-6212, ext. 230. No need to wait because Far West Center is open for services and will provide help to rebuild one’s ability to cope.

You can send email inquiries to Far West Center at: intake@farwestcenter.com

Denise Ayres

Denise Ayres is a Licensed Social Worker employed by Far West Center to coordinate and facilitate mental health recovery programs for adults managing mental illness.  Denise Ayres coordinates the Compeer Programs, Compeer for adults and Compeer Youth Mentoring, at Far West Center.

Denise Ayres is a Westlake native, a graduate of Tri-C West and Cleveland State University.  She is a mother of four. 

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Volume 12, Issue 9, Posted 9:40 AM, 05.05.2020