Free walk-in mental health clinic to open doors in Moncton Wednesday

The first free walk-in mental health clinic has just started its pilot project in Moncton, New Brunswick. Spearheaded by a local counsellor, Kristin Barnes, director of operations at the Canadian Mental Health Associate of New Brunswick, she wanted to provide free counselling sessions for those in need of mental health support. Barnes recognized that not everyone needed to be clinically assessed or be in a crisis situation to receive help from counsellors. The pilot project was a great success and had 40 people expressing their interest in further sessions. The association will consider expanding the hours and opening up more free clinics in other cities in NB, as long as other counsellors are willing to donate their time. 

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