mental health care

Paul Tuthill / WAMC

Hundreds of Western Massachusetts mental health workers are continuing a three-day strike protesting a contract stalemate with a taxpayer-funded social service agency.

WAMC

Hundreds of mental health workers in western Massachusetts have gone on strike to protest a contract stalemate with a taxpayer-funded social service agency.

             Picket lines went up this morning at several offices of Clinical & Support Options ( CSO), one of the region’s leading providers of  emergency mental health interventions, violence prevention, substance abuse treatment, and other services to thousands of children and families.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Despite opposition from community members, Northern Berkshire Healthcare will move forward with plans to close its psychiatric and pediatric units.