Nonprofit expands mental health care to teens as need becomes more critical

CHARLOTTE — Soon, more people will have access to critical mental health care in Charlotte.

The nonprofit HopeWay is expanding its facility in east Charlotte and will start offering services for teens and young adults.

Dr. Alyson Kuroski-Mazzei is the CEO at the mental health treatment center.

“Since the day we’ve opened, we’ve been getting calls for children and the need is overwhelming,” she said.

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She spent the last six years providing services for adults, but said there is another age group that could benefit from HopeWay’s services.

‘Our kids are struggling with a whole host of things,” she said.

“A lot of depression, anxiety. Eating disorders have doubled since the start of the pandemic,” she added.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Almiya White explains that the extra support is coming at a critical time.

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Almiya White is a reporter for WSOC-TV

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