Fremont Health's Behavioral Health outpatient clinic is a comprehensive mental wellness clinic offering psychiatric evaluation and medication management; mental health assessment; and individual, family and group therapy for patients age two through adulthood. Patients do not need a physician referral to receive these outpatient services.
There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often occurs when stressors exceed current coping abilities of someone suffering from a mental health condition. Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide, and it is often undiagnosed or untreated. Conditions like depression, anxiety and substance problems, especially when unaddressed, increase risk for suicide. Yet it’s important to note that most people who actively manage their mental health conditions lead fulfilling lives.
Fremont Health's inpatient behavioral health center features 20 private patient rooms for persons ages 19 and older. It is physically separated into two distinct units — one for adult patients, and the other for geriatric patients. These units provide acute care to voluntary and involuntary patients in a safe and therapeutic environment, while maintaining the highest level of patient privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness or lack of character, they are biologically-based brain disorders, and willpower alone is not the solution.
One in four adults experience some sort of mental health disorder, and although many are treatable with medication and through behavioral therapy, psychosocial treatment, and support groups, millions of Americans don't seek treatment.
Fremont Health offers a number of support groups that offer support, understanding, and helpful information.
Depression is not a natural part of growing old. Instead, it's a medical condition that should be treated aggressively.
Depression in older adults, or in anyone, is a serious illness. Some groups are at higher risk, but the average older person is not depressed any more than a young person. Depression affects about 7 million out of the 39 million adults older than 65 in the U.S. Non-Hispanic white men older than 85 have the highest rates of suicide. Many of these men visited their healthcare provider within the last month. Factors that may add to older adults' risk for depression is losing control over changes related to the aging process and losing people whom they love.
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