Behavioral Health

Contact Us
The CGC operates a variety of clinics in different locations. Below is the contact information for the main office/Wellness Clinic.

Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:30PM
TSL Plaza, Garapan - 2nd Floor

SAMHSA (Subtance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): 
Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 4:30PM
Text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746

Behavioral health (also known as mental health) involves how we think, feel, and behave, and impacts how we manage stress and relate to others. At every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood, mental health is essential to well-being. There are many factors that influence well-being. Our physical and mental health, social and physical environment, and even cultural and spiritual influences play a role in our overall function, life satisfaction, and happiness.  

As we move through life, our mental health can vary from optimum to poor depending on our internal coping abilities as well as external surroundings, such as stressors and supports. Having optimum mental health is feeling happy and having a well-balanced life, and the ability to manage stress when it does occur. Poor mental health, on the other hand, is the inability to cope with stress, significant changes in your thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and the possible development of mental health conditions.

Having adequate support can improve mental health. By helping people develop skills to handle stress and understand the root of unhealthy behaviors, people can make positive changes in order to live healthy, fulfilling lives and improve well-being.

The Community Guidance Center (CGC) is the primary provider of mental and behavioral health services in the CNMI, offering comprehensive services for children, adolescents, adults, and elderly people living with emotional, behavioral, or substance abuse-related issues. If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health difficulties, please reach out to your CGC familia at the CHCC. We are here to help.
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Services & Programs

Suicide Prevention

Click here for information about our suicide prevention program. If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, especially if you believe someone's life is in danger, please call 911.


Our CHCC psychiatry department - through the CHCC Family Care Clinic - can provide additional mental health services other than counseling, including prescribing medication.

Adult Mental Health

Click here for the Wellness Clinic and Transitional Living Center.

Youth Mental Health

Click here for the System of Care Program, Healthy Transitions, and Garret Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program.

Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery Clinic

Click here for information and resources on treating addiction and having a successful recovery.

Disaster Recovery

Click here for information on Crisis Counseling Program YUTU (phasedown on February 11, 2020) and the Disaster Case Management Program.

Community Support & Training

Various CGC programs provide outreach and education to businesses, schools, and other organizations. Click here to learn more or sign up.

Last Updated:4/17/2020