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Published on June 10, 2022

Castleton University’s Breaking the Ice on Mental Health Supports Behavioral Health Services

Rutland, VT – On Tuesday, June 7, members of the Castleton University Men’s Hockey team presented providers, administrators, and staff at Rutland Regional Medical Center with a supersized check representing proceeds raised from the first ever Breaking the Ice on Mental Health event to benefit Behavioral Health programs and services offered by Rutland Regional.

More than $9,000 was raised at the first event on February 4, 2022, at Spartan Arena. Castleton University Men’s Hockey Coach Kyle Richards, and team member Grady Birk, a junior at Castleton University, presented the check to Claudio Fort, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, alongside providers and staff from the Rutland Regional Behavioral Health Clinic.

"It was important to the team to give back to the community this year,” said Spartan’s Head Coach, Kyle Richards. “The team recognized mental health issues have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are proud to partner with Rutland Regional Medical Center to raise awareness and support for mental health services.

We are grateful for the strong partnership and collaboration with Castleton University and appreciate the leadership of the Men’s Hockey team in focusing on the importance of mental health services in our community,” said Claudio Fort. “The team’s commitment to this important cause has been outstanding.”

For more information about the Breaking the Ice on Mental Health event, please contact the Rutland Health Foundation at 802.747.3634. For more information about Rutland Regional Behavioral Health Services, or to make an appointment, please call 802.747.1857.

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About the Behavioral Health Services

Rutland Regional's Behavioral Health Services provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health services, from individual and group therapy to acute inpatient care. Treatments may include psychiatric, psychotherapy, group therapy, medication therapy, family therapy, support group meetings, relapse prevention and more. The expert team of behavioral therapists use the latest therapies to treat a variety of conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, ADD and trauma from brain injury. Behavioral Health Services are located at 1 Commons Street, Rutland, VT 802.747.1857.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center, founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond.


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