“No one should suffer the consequences of an untreated mental health condition,” said Erica Trudell, MiraVista’s Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health Services and Education. “MiraVista’s inpatient psychiatric care for adults, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, and for adolescents with a variety of diagnoses, is proof that with help, these conditions can be managed for a successful return to community life.”
The first full week of October, which is Mental Illness Awareness Week, highlights the fact that effective treatments are available for mental illness which encompasses a broad range of diagnoses that impact mental health and, as a result, how one feels and functions.
MiraVista is helping to promote the week by sharing the thoughts and commitment of staff who are dedicated to ensuring every patient served has the opportunity to live their best life.
Getting a diagnosis is the start of recovery as mental illness unaddressed is unlikely to improve on its own. Treatment for some of the most common conditions, like anxiety, depression and mood swings associated with bipolar, may include counseling, medication, and lifestyle changes for better self-care.
Temporary hospitalization may be needed for some diagnoses that can range in severity to assure the best treatment plan.
“Our staff works daily and successfully for people with mental illness to lead the rewarding lives they want in their communities,” Erica said.
Erica will be speaking at a flag raising MiraVista is holding, Monday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in recognition of World Mental Health Day. The public is invited to attend.
“World Mental Health Day 2022 is a universal call to make mental health and well-being a priority for all countries,” Erica said. “One-in-eight people across the globe lives with a mental illness. One-in-20 U.S. adults experiences a serious mental health issue each year, and in 2020 in Massachusetts, 740 lives were lost to suicide.”
Since opening 18 months ago, MiraVista has served more than 15,000 inpatient bed days, and had over 300,000 outpatient visits.
To find help, please visit www.miravistabhc.care or call 412-701-2600. We are here to care.