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Nurturing Minds, Building Resilience: The Crucial Role of Mental Health in Norfolk

 

Nestled along the vibrant shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk is a city brimming with cultural richness and community spirit. While the city flourishes in many aspects, it’s crucial to cast a spotlight on an often-overlooked facet that profoundly influences the well-being of its residents – mental health. This blog post aims to underscore the importance of mental health in Norfolk, exploring its impact on individuals and the wider community.

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January 16th, 2024|

Portsmouth gets new mental health hub

The Life’s Journey Mental Health Service Agency will celebrate the opening of a new Portsmouth office on Friday. The location, the agency’s third in Hampton Roads, will be the hub for an Assertive Community Treatment program, which is a multilayered approach to supporting individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Thank you to Virginian Pilot for including us in this report.

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Mental health care in Portsmouth where no one is turned away

Tucked behind a commercial building in the 3300 block of High Street, a fuchsia awning awaits to welcome many who have more than a mental health diagnosis, but rather, face a constellation of issues. Thank you to WAVY-TV for including us in this report.

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Norfolk-based mental health facility expands practice as market changes

Life’s Journey Mental Health Services began expanding staff, extending office hours, and moved into a larger new office suite that tripled their office space soon after one the area’s largest mental health providers unexpectedly closed its doors earlier this year. Thank you to Inside Business for featuring us and spreading the word about the expanded outpatient therapy, psychiatric services, substance abuse treatment, mental health skill building services and crisis stabilization services for […]

After closure of VB therapy company, others look to fill mental health void in Hampton Roads

Soon after the local Christian Psychotherapy Services closed its doors, the staff of Life’s Journey Mental Health Services moved into a larger new office suite as part of a planned expansion. Thank you to WAVY-TV for including us in this report. With expanded services and staff, we are here for former patients who need help and therapists who want to expand their employment with Life’s Journey.

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Benicia Hernandez named to Inside Business listing of “Women in Business” of 2020

We are so proud of Life’s Journey founder, Benicia Hernandez, who has been named as one of Hampton Roads’ top Women in Business for 2020 by Inside Business magazine. These awards celebrate women who have been successful in their business and careers, have made an impact on the community and local economy and have served as mentors and examples to others. It’s no surprise that she was among the impressive list […]

December 7th, 2020|Tags: |

Project: Life’s Journey nonprofit helps those with financial and mental health challenges

This year, Benicia Hernandez added a nonprofit arm of her business, Project: Life’s Journey, to help even more people with financial and mental health challenges. Currently, the organization has a project to buy masks from local businesses and distribute them to the homeless in Norfolk and Portsmouth to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Benicia is also passionate about reducing the stigma that surrounds mental illness in the black community. Too often, […]

June 24th, 2020|Tags: , |

Project: Life’s Journey helps food pantry stay afloat with physical fitness during Virtual 5K

When the food pantry at the Wesley Community Center struggled to keep up with the demand for operating its food pantry due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Benicia Hernandez and her team at non-profit Project: Life’s Journey took action to stock the shelves with food using physical fitness called the Virtual 5K “Race in Place” fundraiser. Read more about the community efforts by Project: Life’s Journey or watch the news coverage by News 3 […]

May 16th, 2020|Tags: , , |

First Person interview with Benicia Hernandez

Benicia Hernandez wears a number of hats that keep her on the go. The licensed professional counselor, substance abuse treatment practitioner and certified life coach has owned and operated Life’s Journey, a mental health agency in Norfolk, since 2016. She also works one day a week as a counselor for NASA’s employee assistance program, a job she earned through years […]

December 17th, 2019|Tags: |
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