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Ritchie Regional Health Center offers mental health help

HARRISVILLE — In observance of Mental Health Awareness Week through Saturday, Ritchie Regional Health Center is extending an invitation to help people cope with anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorder and other mental illnesses.

Ritchie Regional Health Center has seven campuses in the Doddridge, Pleasants, Ritchie and Wood County communities including five school-based centers.

For those who qualify, services are available on a sliding-fee scale.

In a news release, Ritchie Regional Health Center highlighted a couple staff members who can help treat mental illnesses.

For the past 13 years, Brenda Tebay has provided individual, family and couples therapy to the community in her position as a license psychologist.

She works with children between the ages of 5 and 18 and adults.

Tebay is available for appointments from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Jefferson and Ritchie County School-based Health Centers.

She also offers telehealth appointments.

Earlier this summer, Chandra Diebold was welcomed into the health center as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Diebold has 13 years of being a psychiatric mental health nurse under her belt and she specializes in helping patients with psychiatric disorders, anxiety and depression or other mental health issues.

She sees clients 18 and older and is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. She also offers telehealth services.

To make an appointment, call or text Ritchie Regional Health Center at (304) 643-4005.

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