Los Angeles trauma treatment center will host the open house for health care professionals on Friday, May 10th. The mental health awareness month will be partly dedicated to lessen the stigma associated with mental health disorders.
LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Trauma and Beyond Center will be honoring mental health awareness month by hosting an open house for health care professionals on Friday, May 10th. Part of the purpose of mental health awareness month is to lessen the stigma associated with mental health disorders.
“Often clients suffer because they do not want be identified as someone who has mental health problems,” states Dr. Lynne Friedman-Gell, Co-Founder of Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center. “We hope to take away the stigma and make it easier for clients to get help.”
The medical community can help by including mental health screening when preforming routine physicals and checkups. Offering links to websites that provide information about various mental health problems, as well as having available resources for mental health practitioners can be a good first step toward destigmatizing mental health.
“It has been very helpful in recent years to have celebrities and public figures come forward in speaking out about their mental health problems . We need to have more public discourse to dispel the myths about what mental health problems are and are not” states Dr. Joanne Barron Co-Founder of Trauma and Beyond. “Living a healthy life style supports good mental health, taking small steps can make a huge difference.”
At Trauma and Beyond we focus on how to help people overcome symptoms that may be attributed to mental illness but may actually be related to unconscious survival strategies that developed in response to developmental trauma. We believe that trauma is often at the root of psychological problems. When infants or children experience trauma or stress their developing nervous systems and brains must adapt. Areas of attention, motivation, and social engagement, can all be dramatically affected. This can transfer into lifelong psychological problems or mental illness. Mental illness is real and more education is needed to identify problems earlier and to make getting help as acceptable as going to a doctor to treat high blood pressure, diabetes or any other medical condition.
More information on Mental Health Awareness Month can be found on the website at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may . If you are interested in attending the Trauma and Beyond Center Open House for health care professionals visit their website at www.trauamandbeyondcenter.com
Source: Trauma and Beyond Center