A message of hope hangs above the entrance to Connecticut Mental Health Center in the second floor window of Edwin Renaud, PhD, associate director of clinical services.
Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), founded in 1966, is one of the oldest community mental health centers in the United States. An enduring collaboration between the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, CMHC provides recovery-oriented mental health services for 5,000 people in the Greater New Haven area each year. It is also a center for scientific advancement in the understanding and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders. CMHC, which is supported by the CMHC Foundation, is a major training site for psychiatrists and psychologists from the Yale Department of Psychiatry and welcomes trainees from a variety of other disciplines including nursing, social work, and chaplaincy.
CMHC embraces the highest values of citizenship, partnership, clinical excellence, and an abiding commitment to the people it serves.