Horizon Behavioral Health launches campaign to help students struggling with mental health

Lynchburg, Va. – Horizon Behavioral Health said it’s no secret – coping with the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on students and their mental health. “We see much more anxiety in young children; while with the older kids and teens, it’s a little bit more about expressing their feelings, and that shows up in … Read more

New Lynchburg bookstore sells books by the pound

Lynchburg, Va. – A Lynchburg family writes the next chapter of their bookselling business by converting an old warehouse into a new store. Neverland Books by the Pound is where you can buy books for $2.99 ​​a pound. Co-owner Monica Coombes said they have about a million books and they buy them by truck from … Read more

Horizon Behavioral Health awards nearly $2 million to fight homelessness and substance abuse

Lynchburg, Va. Horizon Behavioral Health receives nearly $2 million in federal funding to fight homelessness and substance abuse in Central Virginia. “There are a lot more homeless people in this area, or people who also struggle with housing insecurity,” said Dammy Onafowokan, co-project director of the Horizon program. Onafowokan said that between the rising cost … Read more

Need help with air conditioning this summer in Lynchburg?

Lynchburg, Va. – If you live in Lynchburg and need help keeping cool this summer, this might be for you. From Wednesday, the Department of Human Services offers “Cooling Assistance” until mid-August. The program provides several services for those in need, including: Help with electrical payments, if there is some kind of cooling equipment in … Read more

Three signs you may be struggling with mental health, according to Lynchburg experts

Lynchburg, Va. – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and people all over the world are facing difficulties and transitions with the pandemic and inflation. Local health experts said it is now more important than ever to help each other, adding mental health is the foundation for overall wellbeing. “There’s a tremendous amount of stress … Read more