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Brian Welch, founding guitarist for gamechanging lifers KoRn has announced a new venture in the space mental health advocacy. Partnering with Atlantic Behavioral Health, Welch has helped to open an outpatient treatment facility serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
With an emphasis on treating anxiety, depression and other mental health issues, Atlantic Behavioral Health offers individual therapy, group therapy, and medication management for a comprehensive outpatient program.
The partnership with Atlantic Behavioral Health is an especially personal endeavor for Welch as he explained. “I will never, ever forget the depths of the dark energy that lived upstairs in my mind, many years ago. It was truly like living in an emotional dungeon with zero light, and I couldn’t find the key to get out."
Welch continued, "Partnering with Atlantic is so personal to me and not just another business to invest in. I know what it feels like to live at the bottom of a dark pit, but I also know if you put in the work, the light will come back on, and Atlantic is going to help so many people find that light switch."
Welch added that his advocacy regarding mental health is his way of giving back. "With the exception of a few bumps in the road, over the last 20 years, I have been the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. I believe if I can completely change the trajectory of my mental and emotional health, anyone can! Atlantic can be such a precious tool in helping people to achieve just that.”
Further detailing his own battles with addiction and mental health, Welch released the following video to better frame the primary mission with the launch of Atlantic Behavioral Health. More information on the treatment center and their continued efforts can be found - HERE