Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – This year’s slogan, #4MIND4BODY with the focus on increasing understanding of how the body’s various systems impact mental health based on recent research. From food to fitness to gut flora, the focus will be diving into the elements that make up personal wellness per Mental Health America.  Join us in the fight to end stigma and spread awareness to our community regarding Mental Health…#HSC can help!!

New Castle YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Human Services Center was a proud sponsor of the recent YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 21st.  Human Services Staff as well as our Slippery Rock University Intern were excited to make over 150 HSC stress balls with the kids, as well as paint hands to help spread awareness regarding the need to end Mental Health Stigma.  #HSC cares!!!

Wear Blue Day

Human Services Center staff went “blue” on Friday, April 6th to support Child Abuse Prevention Month’s “Wear Blue Day 2018”.  This day is a chance to highlight the ways that people can help great childhoods happen across Lawrence County as it brings awareness to the efforts being made to prevent child abuse, locally and nationally.

2018 Slippery Rock University recipient of the President’s Community Partner Award

Human Services Center will be recognized this year as the 2018 Slippery Rock University recipient of the President’s Community Partner Award. This award is for a community-based
organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community by enriching learning and community outcomes through reciprocal partnerships with Slippery Rock University.  You were nominated as a result of my recent campus-wide call for nominations and recommended to me by a review committee comprised of SRU students, staff, faculty, and community partners. Your selection for this recognition is based on the achievement of community outcomes through engagement with SRU social work students throughout the entire course of their education.  Honorees of our SRU President’s Awards for Civic Engagement will be recognized and the nature and results of the exemplary work celebrated at a special awards luncheon to be held at the President’s House at Slippery Rock University on Monday, April 9 at 11:30 AM. Award winners will receive a plaque of recognition and the NHSC’s profile will be posted on the SRU website.

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Meet the Telepsychiatrist at Human Services Center

Introducing M. McCray Ashby, M.D.

McCray Ashby was born and raised in Cox’s Creek, KY, attending the Nelson County School System. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, KY. He then attended University of Louisville College of Medicine earning his Medical Doctorate in 2005 where he was awarded the S. Spafford Ackerly Award for Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry.  He completed the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at University of Louisville in 2008 where he was awarded the Martin L. Grossman Award as Outstanding Resident in Consultation/ Liaison Psychiatry, the Community Psychiatry Award, and the Ruby & John Schwab Award for Academic Excellence.  Dr. Ashby completed the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Louisville in 2010 where he was awarded the Mohammad Shafii, MD Award for Excellence. He enjoys working with children and adolescents by offering personalized care focused to the diverse needs of each individual. Dr. Ashby is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


Introducing Keelin Garvey, M.D.

Keelin Garvey, MD, CCHP has joined InnovaTel as the Director of Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Garvey is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her general psychiatry residency at Brown University and her forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Garvey is board-certified by the ABPN in general adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.  Dr. Garvey has worked in correctional settings for almost ten years, serving as the Chief Psychiatrist for the Massachusetts prison system prior to joining InnovaTel. She has presented nationally on correctional healthcare topics, at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. She has also published on the topic of risk assessment and authored a chapter on psychotherapy in correctional settings in a correctional psychiatry textbook.  Dr. Garvey’s expertise includes the evaluation and management of suicide risk in a correctional setting and the treatment of gender dysphoria among incarcerated individuals, and she provides consultation on diagnostic clarification and appropriate levels of care within the correctional setting.

Fresh Check Day

Human Services Center is excited to participate in Westminster College upcoming event, “Fresh Check Day” on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally.  Just another way….#HSC can help!!


What is Fresh Check Day?

115th Annual Dinner

Human Services Center is a proud sponsor of the upcoming 115th Annual Dinner, “Transforming Lives Together”,  presented by the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 14,2018.  The dinner will be held at Scottish Rite Cathedral featuring Keynote Speaker, Gray Swoope, President & CEO, of Vision First Advisors.