Cumberland Mountain Community Services

Cumberland Mountain Community Services

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Ransom, KY

#1 Dec 10, 2010
what kind of services? anyone know?

Since: Aug 10

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#2 Dec 10, 2010
its not much of a place to get help they are not that good....they didnt help me
what helped ya then

AOL

#3 Dec 11, 2010
your post name is luv n my life . what helped ya then ?

Since: Aug 10

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#4 Dec 11, 2010
differnt doctor and plus its just a screen name doesnt mean nuttin
GrundyGrown

Grundy, VA

#5 Dec 11, 2010
Cumberland Mountain Community Services is the community services board for Buchanan, Russell and Tazewell Counties. The are in charge of providing mental health services to people living in these 3 counties as well as help with those who suffer from other mental conditions and mental retardation. The headquarters is located just this side of Southwest Virginia Community College in Tazewell County. They are in my opinion great at working with those who have various chronic mental health issues and mental retardation. However, as far a being good at Counseling Services, Psychiatric and Psychological Services for those with things such as depression, paranoia, and other acute and non chronic issues they are about the worst community service board I have ever seen. The have no Psychiatrist on staff, their on staff Psychologist are working primarily in the field of chronic mental illness and mental retardation. They try to "farm out" Psychiatric Services to any one with an MD behind there name as long as they can write prescriptions and give injections they do not care whether they know anything about Psychiatric Medicine or not. They are a very poor excuse for a psychiatric services outfit that I have seen anywhere. And get this, guess who puts more money in their system than any one else? Buchanan puts almost as much as Tazewell and Russell Counties combined, and where are their main offices, and all their pet projects located in Tazewell and Russell County! If you are having problems with a mental health issue such as depression, drug and alcohol addiction, or any other condition where you think it might be good to see a counselor PLEASE, seek out a private psychiatrist in the Abingdon, Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City or Radford area. DO NOT TRUST CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY SERVICES TO DO ANYTHING RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO THISE ACUTE PROBLEMS THEY DO NOT HAVE THE STAFF TO HANDLE IT AND THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY INTEREST IN DOING IT!!! Don't expect anything but trouble out of this bunch when it comes to acute problem! Believe me I know exactly what I am talking about! Yes they are very good with the Chronically mentally ill and those who are suffering from mental retardation and related conditions but when it comes to being a good mental health society you would probably have better luck at the Dollar Store!
someone to talk to

Richlands, VA

#6 Dec 15, 2010
GrundyGrown, I saw an advertisement on one of the local access channels (8 or 22 maybe). It was a CMCS ad with a phone number listed that people could call if they're dealing with depression etc..
I'm wondering what they do when you call. Do they just like talk to you, or do they try to schedule you an appointment with Cumberland. Hoping you or someone else may know something about it. I'm dealing with the painful "bad memory" type stuff. If I could just tell it, let it out that way, I'm sure I'd be much better. Not needing any meds or psychiatric type stuff, just a compassionate listening ear mostly...someone who understands.
Any ideas??
GetWhatYouPayFor

Grundy, VA

#7 Dec 16, 2010
Most mental health is going toward a more holistic treatment model instead of a write you meds send ou home sort of thing. My guess is whoever speaks badly of Cumberland probably didnt get the Rx they were after. Most of the people you see initially at Cumberland are mental health case workers which have a Bachelors degree in a mental health field along with relevant experience. They link you to services within the agency, most of which comes from a state licensed counselor or social worker. Most people's issues are honestly poor coping skills, they need a counselor not a psychiatrist. Actually most psychiatrist only work with medication and how effective that is for the people they serve. They provide very little one on one assistance for people, instead they work with the counselors and case workers on staff to help provide treatment.

If you are in need of psychiatric services such as for more severe mental illness contact Clearview in Lebanon they have a 24hr intensive care program.
Been there

Pikeville, KY

#8 Mar 17, 2011
like every where else its all about money $$$$$$.
what ever you do DON"T let's them send YOU to one of of their psysocial house....what a joke haha, its between a day care center and the days of our lives, such caring people there as long as they are getting $$$$ from you or you're workin your ass off for them... how do you spell hipercypts?
HaHa

United States

#9 Mar 17, 2011
They won't see you if you don't have Medicaid so they can make big money off fifteen minute or less case management sessions. I have good insurance and they told me I did not "meet their criteria for services." They don't do anybody any good, but they sure make the big bucks on case management.
wondering

Oakwood, VA

#10 Feb 29, 2012
Does anyone know of they are hiring and what kind of job responsibilities they have?
WTF

Grundy, VA

#11 Feb 29, 2012
CMCS is a joke, Bottom line,If you dont have money they wont help you.
cuncock

Richlands, VA

#12 Feb 29, 2012
wondering wrote:
Does anyone know of they are hiring and what kind of job responsibilities they have?
why in the hell does people get on topix and ask "if they r hiring" no job will hire anybody without an application and then it is who u know and who u blow the best
actually

Lebanon, VA

#14 Mar 1, 2012
cumberland is a great place to go, but you have to want help and be willing to help yourself...they do have a psychiatrist on staff, and they accept all insurances...what you pay depends on what your insurance pays. if you dont have insurance, its based on a sliding fee scale like stone mtn. has. they are not here just for the money, people wont pay their bills, and in most cases once their fees are reduced, they only have to pay $10 for case management, but people won't even pay that. a lot of people have to come because their probation officer requires them to do so...and they like to blame cumberland, when in fact they should blame themselves. they dont want to do what they are supposed to do and want to talk about how bad cumberland is, cumberland didnt force anyone to abuse pain meds, go to jail, have to get on probation, and have to attend weekly groups, they do that to themselves...do what your supposed to do, and they can help you
wondering

Raven, VA

#15 Mar 4, 2012
cuncock wrote:
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why in the hell does people get on topix and ask "if they r hiring" no job will hire anybody without an application and then it is who u know and who u blow the best
if you are not gonna say anything nice, then keep it shut! "The are not gonna hire anyone without an application?" I didnt ask them to hire me by asking a question about their company. Seriously. use some common sense.
WTF

Grundy, VA

#16 Mar 5, 2012
These ppl are ignorant,remember,This is a grundy forum.;)
Bull

Baltimore, MD

#17 Mar 7, 2012
They'll call social services on u and the cops will take u straight 2 clearview anyhow. Then ur on a 72hour hold and have 2 "volunteer" 2stay so they won't sentence u 2 stay longer. They'll dope u up cuz they're only Med management psychiatrist. If u want true counseling go 2 healing waters n cedar bluff.
kay

New Hope, VA

#18 Mar 7, 2012
Bull wrote:
They'll call social services on u and the cops will take u straight 2 clearview anyhow. Then ur on a 72hour hold and have 2 "volunteer" 2stay so they won't sentence u 2 stay longer. They'll dope u up cuz they're only Med management psychiatrist. If u want true counseling go 2 healing waters n cedar bluff.
Never heard of Healing Waters- where in Cedar Bluff? What do they offer? any info would be helpful.
Bull

United States

#19 Mar 9, 2012
Can't miss it- right across from funeral home. Announced it n paper this week. Good counseling but don't do disability stuff.
concerned

Port Republic, VA

#20 Mar 23, 2012
Information wrote:
what kind of services? anyone know?
That place is a joke because the staff is unprofessional and they don't know what they are doin!! Some of them need therapy
y girl 88

Port Republic, VA

#21 Mar 23, 2012
GrundyGrown wrote:
Cumberland Mountain Community Services is the community services board for Buchanan, Russell and Tazewell Counties. The are in charge of providing mental health services to people living in these 3 counties as well as help with those who suffer from other mental conditions and mental retardation. The headquarters is located just this side of Southwest Virginia Community College in Tazewell County. They are in my opinion great at working with those who have various chronic mental health issues and mental retardation. However, as far a being good at Counseling Services, Psychiatric and Psychological Services for those with things such as depression, paranoia, and other acute and non chronic issues they are about the worst community service board I have ever seen. The have no Psychiatrist on staff, their on staff Psychologist are working primarily in the field of chronic mental illness and mental retardation. They try to "farm out" Psychiatric Services to any one with an MD behind there name as long as they can write prescriptions and give injections they do not care whether they know anything about Psychiatric Medicine or not. They are a very poor excuse for a psychiatric services outfit that I have seen anywhere. And get this, guess who puts more money in their system than any one else? Buchanan puts almost as much as Tazewell and Russell Counties combined, and where are their main offices, and all their pet projects located in Tazewell and Russell County! If you are having problems with a mental health issue such as depression, drug and alcohol addiction, or any other condition where you think it might be good to see a counselor PLEASE, seek out a private psychiatrist in the Abingdon, Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City or Radford area. DO NOT TRUST CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY SERVICES TO DO ANYTHING RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO THISE ACUTE PROBLEMS THEY DO NOT HAVE THE STAFF TO HANDLE IT AND THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY INTEREST IN DOING IT!!! Don't expect anything but trouble out of this bunch when it comes to acute problem! Believe me I know exactly what I am talking about! Yes they are very good with the Chronically mentally ill and those who are suffering from mental retardation and related conditions but when it comes to being a good mental health society you would probably have better luck at the Dollar Store!
heard one girl got moved to tazewell office for being so unprofessional

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