Behavioral & Mental Health Services
Treatment for Behavioral Disorders & Addiction
Mental health is one of the most neglected medical services in the United
States. People have the unfortunate tendency to blame feelings of depression,
anxiety, and addiction on themselves, but the truth is that these are
medical issues that are often impossible to overcome alone. The behavioral
and mental health services department at Central Valley Medical Center
provides compassionate counseling and treatment which helps patients reshape
their thinking to live happier, healthier lives.
How do I Know if I Need Behavioral Health Services?
Self-diagnosing an addiction or mental health disorder is not always easy.
It can also be difficult identifying these conditions in your children
or a loved one. There are a broad range of behavioral health issues, but
essentially, anyone who is having trouble maintaining psychological, emotional,
and/or social wellbeing can benefit from these services.
Signs that you or a loved one could benefit from behavioral counseling:
- Depression that lasts for longer than a few weeks
- Thoughts of suicide
- Sudden aversion to social activities
- Addiction to substances, activities, or even work
- Difficulty sleeping
- Social anxiety
- Dwelling on a recent traumatic event
- Using substances or activities to drown out other thoughts
- Unexplainable bouts of anger
Behavioral health services can help patients overcome these and other issues
through a combination of counseling and medication. The true goal of these
services is not to help someone feel “normal”, but to help
them learn new ways of addressing their feelings and feel more comfortable
in mind and body.
We Are Here to Help
Our compassionate staff of counselors and medical professionals listen
to patients and develop relationships built on mutual trust. We know that
just convincing yourself to see a doctor for these issues can be difficult,
but we are here to work with you. Behavioral health services are a collaborative
effort between the health care professional and patient in an effort to
identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional
turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem;
and promote good behavior changes, and optimal mental health.