Media Matters: Sharing the Journey
While our website and blog were designed to educate the general public about our services and shed light on local mental health and addiction issues, the peer members of Perry Wellness Center are also a major audience.
Many peers come to the site as part of their efforts to improve their reading comprehension and become more technologically savvy. In the photo above, James Barron and Laura McClain check out our website for the latest update, as do many peers each week.
We also post regularly on our Facebook page. (If you’ve not yet discovered it, go to Facebook, search for “Perry Wellness Center” and please “like” us!)
Local media, including the Americus Times-Recorder and WALB-TV in Albany, have also been generous in providing Perry Wellness Center with regular coverage. The more we can share our message, the less stigma we believe will be attached to be people seeking treatment for behavioral health problems.
Our founder, Stuart Perry, understands the value of publicizing the center’s work. His appreciation stretches back almost fifteen years, when he gathered national attention and thousands of petition signatures on his 1000-mile walk to Chicago to increase awareness of depression.
“At Perry Wellness Center, we appreciate the coverage of radio, television, print media, and word of mouth from visitors,” Stuart explains.
So thanks to our peers and thanks to the public for joining us on this journey through its readership and support.