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Barnstable County Human Services Launches Behavioral Health Website

The Barnstable County Department of Human Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new Behavioral Health Website and Service Directory.

“The Barnstable County Behavioral Health website provides much-needed information about behavioral health services in our region in a centralized and comprehensive way,” said Beth Albert, Director of the Barnstable County Department of Human Services.

“According to the Pew Research Internet Project, more than 61% of adults use the internet for health information and health decision making.” Albert added, “So we are very pleased to be the first county in Massachusetts to bring this dynamic web-based tool to our region. It not only connects people in need with agencies who provide services and supports, but it also allows community members to stay up-to-date on key behavioral health topics, legislation at the state and federal levels, and offers tailored self-help information.”

Key features of the website include:

  • Comprehensive Service Directory that enables consumers to easily locate the local programs and services they need most;
  • Quick reference to local emergency and crisis intervention programs in the area;
  • Access to more than 30,000 articles, fact sheets, and interactive tools; and
  • Up-to-date information on the latest developments in behavioral health via an online learning center, daily nationwide news updates, advocacy tools, and state and federal legislation tracking.

The Department will demonstrate the website for the Barnstable County Commissioners at 10:15 a.m. this Wednesday, September 24th in the Superior Courthouse Rooms 11/12. The website will also be featured at the upcoming second annual Behavioral Health Summit on October 3rd in Hyannis.

To learn more about all of the websites offered by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services, click here. And visit today the new Barnstable County Behavioral Health Website and Service Directory at: