Mental Health is an aspect of our wellbeing that is at the forefront of our care at Arubah Community Clinic. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also determines how we relate to others, handle stress, and make choices in everyday life. Mental health is extremely important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Our highly trained staff of medical professionals believe it is important to check in with yourself regularly to see exactly how you are feeling mentally and to talk to your care provider of any concerns you may have. Some symptoms of mental health issues may be feeling sad or down, confusion, social withdrawal, extreme mood swings, or dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits. If you feel like you are experiencing any of those symptoms, we would love to talk to you!
We realize it can feel scary to open up. Although the general perception of mental health and illness has improved over the past decades, studies show that stigma against mental illness is still powerful, largely due to media stereotypes and lack of education, and that people tend to attach negative stigmas to mental health conditions at a far higher rate than to other diseases and disabilities. At Arubah Community Clinic, those stigmas do not exist. We encourage you to talk to us about any symptoms you may have so that we can get you helpful assistance unique to you!
Stigma and misinformation can feel like overwhelming obstacles for someone who is struggling with a mental health condition. If you know someone struggling with their mental health, there are powerful things you can do to help. For example, showing individuals respect and acceptance removes a significant barrier to successfully coping with their illness. Having people see you as an individual and not as your illness can make the biggest difference for someone who is struggling with their mental health. Furthermore, advocating within our circles of influence helps ensure these individuals have the same rights and opportunities as other members of your church, school, and community. Lastly, learning more about mental health allows us to provide helpful support to those affected in our families and communities.
It’s important to know that the recovery and management of most behavioral health problems is possible. If you or a loved one is suffering from a behavioral health problem, please talk to someone. We are here to help. Open the door to peace of mind and schedule your appointment with us today!