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Mental Health Association Services in Dunkirk resumes July 6

On Monday, July 6, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County will resume services at Grace Lutheran Church in Dunkirk.

This will be the first the MHA has been able to be there since March.

Resources for those in recovery and their friends and families will be offered at the 601 Eagle St., Dunkirk, location on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Complying with coronavirus restrictions, numbers will be limited at any one time. Participants will have their temperatures taken and have to answer a few questions on arrival. There will be sanitizing stations, and masks — which can be provided — will be required.

Patients are asked not to visit if they have fever, shortness of breath, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Many services can be conducted by phone or internet.

During early COVID-19 restrictions, most services went online. Some of these will remain online while others will be in person.

Online meditation will continue to be offered at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Cooking in Recovery classes are open to anyone on the MHA’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/c/MHAChautauquaOrg.

A complete list and description of all Dunkirk groups, including those held in Jamestown with a virtual connection in Dunkirk, can be found at MHAChautauqua.org/Dunkirk.

The Mental Health Association is a peer recovery center offering support groups and individual coaching for people looking to improve their lives, deepen wellness, thrive in recovery or support those on a recovery path.

Peers use their personal stories of recovery to help people find recovery in their own lives in their own way. Whatever the state of the world, the MHA helps people and families who are struggling through tough periods like these.

Anyone with questions or in need of services for themselves or a family member can call or text 661-9044 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

To learn more about the Mental Health Association, visit MHAChautauqua.org and facebook.com/MHAChautauqua, and see the most recent newsletter at MHAChautauqua.org/newsletters.

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