In 1963, President John F. Kennedy called for a “bold new approach” to caring for individuals with a mental illness. He envisioned a system that would allow individuals to seek mental health treatment in their community, rather than in an institutional setting. On October 31, 1963, President Kennedy signed a bill that would become The Community Mental Health Act. The community mental health movement that followed was founded on the belief that mental health services are best provided when individuals have the opportunity to participate, with dignity, in the community, with its freedoms, responsibilities, and rewards.
In keeping with this vision, Eyerly Ball provides a wide range of community-based services.