CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Summit Behavioral Health is pleased to welcome Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Lisa-Marie Wright.
Wright said she felt a calling to work in the behavioral health field because of her exposure to mental health issues while serving in the U.S. Army.
“When I was in the military, deployed on a peace-keeping mission in Kosovo, a lot of people around me were struggling with depression and other issues, including suicide,” she explained. “I wanted to do something to help.”
Wright is a native of Perry County and has family in the area so, practicing in Franklin County was a natural fit for her. She said a common misconception attached to behavioral health is the unfair stigma associated with it.
“It seems there is always a stigma attached to it, especially for men. People often don’t want to reach out for help because they’re afraid they will be seen differently,” she said. “Seeking help for an issue you may be having doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re human.”
Wright noted she’s looking forward to working with patients of all ages one-on-one, as well as working with children and their families.
“I previously was a psychiatric nurse and cared for a lot of patients all at once. In this new role, I’m really looking forward to meeting with patients individually and working with them to resolve their problems on a regular basis so they can thrive in their family, home, work and school environments.”
Outside of work, Wright enjoys fishing, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.
Summit Behavioral Health offers inpatient services at Chambersburg Hospital and outpatient services at the Coldbrook Center, 176 S. Coldbrook Ave., including a variety of treatment options and therapies for anyone experiencing mental health and substance abuse challenges. For more information, click here or call (717) 267-7480.