Easterseals provides hands-on, comprehensive, vital programs and support to help people reach their full potential—regardless of challenges, needs or disabilities.

Easterseals of Oak Hill offers a wide continuum of services through our expansive portfolio of disability services. We offer a range of mental health and behavioral healthcare services throughout Connecticut.  Easterseals of Oak Hill emphasizes the ability for each program participant to recover and grow within the context of their individualized goals and objectives.   


Easterseals of Oak Hill, through our established mental health program (Gilead Community Services), is a trusted community provider with 50 years of experience in the mental health field. Our values include Excellence, Compassion, Innovation and Integrity. Our outpatient clinic is a “Veteran’s Choice” provider that seeks to create enhanced access to a variety of services including individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatric treatment and medication management. Our clinicians each have credentialing and training in trauma informed models of care and a range of clinical treatment strategies that allow them to effectively serve a diverse population of individuals in need of mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment. (or should the link go here:

Mental Health Facts & Stats:

 in 5 adults experience mental health illness annually, and 1 in 25 experience serious mental illness

1 in 6 youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder annually
50% of lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34

Veteran and Military Facts & Stats:

 veterans in the United States
30% active duty and reserve military – approximately 730,000 people – deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment
Less than 50% of these veterans receive any mental health treatment treatment
22 veterans die by suicide every day
9.1% of veterans are unemployed, compared to 13.3% of the general population
11% of the homeless population are veterans, including 20% of the male homeless population
Of this group, 51% have disabilities50% have mental illness70% have substance abuse problems


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