Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed sometimes. With mental illness these feelings do not go away and are enough to interfere with our life.
Mental illnesses are common. They affect about one in five families in the U.S. Sometimes, untreated or undiagnosed mental illness leads to suicide. Rates of suicide in Coos County (21%) are higher than in the rest of the state (12%) and nearly double the national average of 11%.
CCFHS offers Behavioral Health at the Pleasant Street site 40 hours a week by Ned Baldwin M.ED LCMHC, and Lorinda MacDonald APRN PMHNP, and Kirsten Poland PMHNP-BC 32 hours a week to assist patients with diagnosed diabetes and depression; substance abuse and life stressors. Services are usually covered by insurance or are available on a sliding fee scale if you are eligible.
Our Mental Health Services include:
- Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
- Substance Abuse Counseling
For more information about Mental Health visit National Institute of Mental Health.