SMMC and WTC unveil Big Spring's new mental heath unit

Courtesy photo - above shows the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Behavioral Health Unit at SMMC. Doing the honor of cutting the ribbon is SMMC CEO, Emma Krabill, and CEO of WTC, Shelly Smith.Courtesy photo - Above, Mayor Larry McLellan presents a key to the city to Tim Miller, the CEO of Quorum Health Resources, as token of appreciation and to thank Miller for giving back the city of Big Spring.
Amber Mansfield
Staff Writer

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Vikram Patel, a professor of global health, social medicine and psychiatry, once said, “there is no health without mental health. Mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone's business.”
Mental health is vastly different from physical health, and includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It even affects how we think, feel, and act, and it also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. It's not too controversial of a statement that Mental health is important at every stage of life; from childhood and adolescence, through adulthood as well as receiving the proper mental health care that every patient needs.
Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC) is also in agreement in regards to mental health patients getting the right service to help. That's why SMMC partnered up with West Texas Center (WTC), a community center that serves as the designated local authority for mental