Importance Of Mental Health
More than 50% will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime and 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. Mental illness, such as depression, increases the risk for many types of physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions like stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Mental Care & Chronic Illness
Managing unexpected life events such as chronic illnes can greatly impacts a person’s mental health. Unwanted chronic stress leads to anxiety and depression. For some people with both chronic illness and mental health disorders, self-help works but for others it’s not effective. Develop individualized coping strategies with the support of our Care Team, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Psychotherapist and Social Worker.
We respect you and your unique experience, that’s why there is no "one-size-fits-all" for treatment. We spend time to individualize your health and mental wellness plan and this may require some trial and error to find the treatment that works best. We are supporting you through this journey and provide treatments through medication, psychotherapy (also called "talk therapy"), or a combination. This may help improve your physical symptoms of a chronic illness or reduce the risk of future problems.
Frequently Ask Question
What causes mental health?
Challenges or problems with your mental health can arise from psychological, biological, and social, issues, as well as life events.
Is there a cure for mental health?
It is often more realistic and helpful to find out what helps with the issues you face. Talking, counselling, medication, friendships, exercise, good sleep and nutrition, and meaningful occupation can all help.
What is a Psychiatric Evaluation?
The Psychiatric Evaluation is used to provide a mental and behavioral health diagnosis for the client and is typically completed by a Board-Certified Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).
The evaluation also includes mental and behavioral history which is based on the client’s description of their symptoms and behaviors, and how these symptoms and behaviors affect their daily functioning in various areas such as school, work, family, and relationships.
What is a Therapeutic Care Plan?
In mental health, a treatment plan refers to a written document that outlines the proposed goals, plan, and methods of therapy. It will be used by you and your therapist to direct the steps to take in treating whatever you're working on Therapeutic Care Plan.
What is a Therapeutic Care Plan?
The Therapeutic Care Plan is used to define measurable goals that the individual hopes to achieve with mental health. It’s created in working sessions with all new client and their therapist.
The Therapeutic Care Plan includes:
- The client’s strengths
- Long term goals
- Measurable short-term goals that move the client towards achieving their long-term goals
- Target date for each goal
During these sessions, the therapist works with the individual on the goals that have been identified in the client’s Therapeutic Care Plan. The frequency of therapy services is determined by the client’s assigned licensed therapist and is based on determined needs.
We offer medication education, prescription, monitoring, provided by a board-certified Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).