Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada now offering mental health services for kids

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A graphic of kids mental health.(MGN)
Updated: Oct. 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada announced it will offer mental health and counseling services for prekindergarten through 12th grade students who are in the club.

Soon their families will also have access to the services.

The president and CEO, Andy Bischel, said it’s critical to be proactive in helping kids instead of reactive to problems.

“We really want to address early childhood traumas and give them a forum to address them so they can start to recover and find themselves so they can advance into adulthood with a plan for the future,” Bischel said.

The SVP of family services and counseling, Alma Spears, said they’ve seen the increased need for mental health services due to the pandemic.

“We’re seeing less coping skills because of the 18 months of everyone staying inside, lack of socialization within the school,” Spears said. “So for us, being able to offer counseling services on site at an organization that’s geared towards increasing social skills is ideal.”

Bischel said they are slowly rolling out more services at clubs around the Las Vegas Valley.

For more information on the program, click here.