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Retired Judge Ray C. Eubanks stood tall Thursday, shaking hands and thanking those who made Spartanburg’s new mental health peer-support “living room” possible.
It was the grand opening of the Ray C. Eubanks Jr. Support Center at the former Access Health facility on Serpentine Drive.
“This was a complete surprise to me,” Eubanks said of the center being named in his honor. “This is a beautiful place. It’s so meaningful to be situated where it is.”
The living room is a place where mental health patients can go relax and talk with peer counselors — those who have been through addiction and mental health issues of their own.
The facility is located near the Spartanburg Medical Center emergency room, where until now some patients feeling a crisis coming on ended up — either there or in jail.