Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and NaphCare Celebrate Inaugural Graduates from Behavioral Health Unit

February 25, 2022

NaphCare, in partnership with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), celebrated the first graduates from the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center (FCLEDC) located in Winston-Salem, NC.

The BHU is a county-funded specialized housing and programs unit for severely mentally ill residents of the FCLEDC. NaphCare launched BHU programming in September 2021 to provide counseling and mental health services for residents recovering from severe mental illness.

NaphCare and FCSO staff celebrated the inaugural graduating class of 10 residents with a special ceremony and reception during which participants and Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr. spoke about the impact of the program.

“We are excited about the success of the Behavioral Health Unit in our Detention Center. It was eye-opening and extraordinary to see each resident’s progress after participating in the 8-week program. We are thankful for our contracted medical services provider, NaphCare, and the staff’s work to make this program successful. As always, we are better together and stronger together,” said Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.

“When I first came to the program I was lost and filled with anger and depression. I was getting DR’s and constantly getting into trouble. With this program I found how to cope with my depression and found out how to do other things such as isolate when I am angry,” said a BHU resident and recent graduate.

The BHU houses up to 20 residents who participate in an 8-week program geared toward rehabilitation. The curriculum includes courses on coping, dealing with stress, practicing mindfulness, and preparing for life transitions.

NaphCare is proud to partner with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and FCLEDC staff to celebrate the progress of these residents of the BHU.