Our behavioral health program is just as pivotal as our others when it comes to overall well-being. Mental health disorders affect an estimated 22% of American adults and impact our ability to cope with everyday demands and to interact with others.
When a patient is initially seen at Orange Blossom Family Health they are assessed for multiple needs that we may be able to address, including mental health and substance abuse issues. Behavioral health services at our health center are provided by licensed mental health counselors and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Our team of counselors conducts mental health and substance abuse sessions, individual talk therapy, and makes referrals for detoxification and crisis centers. Our psychiatric nurse practitioner prescribes and manages medications on an on-going basis for our clients with chronic behavioral health issues. Our Health Center is an approved site for graduate level mental health interns and students. Through individualized treatment plans, our team is empowering their clients to make better choices in gaining control of their lives.
Mental illness is as serious as any "physical" illness and does not discriminate based on age, race, or income. Untreated it can result in physical disability, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelessness. With a combination of therapy and medication, the majority of people who suffer from serious mental illness have a strong chance of reduction in symptoms.