May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month is a great time to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness throughout the month of May. Following a year of challenges caused by COVID-19, raising awareness about the importance of mental health and reducing barriers to treatment, such as stigma, are more important than ever.
1 in 5 people will have some kind of mental illness in a given year. Stigma is the greatest barrier to individuals seeking help regarding their mental illness. Now, more than ever before, many of us could be feeling increased anxiety, stress or loneliness following a year of living with the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is OK to not be OK right now. May serves as a great opportunity for our community to begin eliminating stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness. By breaking down the stigma around mental illness, we can support those who are struggling to find the resources and treatment they deserve.
To learn more about how you can help end mental illness stigma and access free mental health resources, visit: MakeItOK.org/Iowa and call Promise Community Health Center at 712-722-1700 to make an appointment to speak to a provider about mental wellness today!
During the month of May our Promise Community Health Center will be following the Mental Health Awareness Month Calendar from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office and posting each days’ activities on our social media! Won’t you join us?
Print off the calendar here and if you complete the activity for that day post a picture of it on the comments of our social media posts OR use an icon representing that days’ activity and your name!
Commenting on our mental health posts this month means your name will be put in a drawing at the end of May, for a chance to win some amazing Promise swag!
Promise Community Health Center Mental Health Team
Promise Community Health Center offers a range of mental health services. Our mental health team collaborates with our patients to assess current coping skills, address emotional needs and work through lifelong patterns. These services are available on-site and by Telehealth by our mental health department.
Promise Community Health Center is proud to provide bilingual mental health therapy in northwest Iowa. Our bilingual therapist can provide mental health services in both English and Spanish. Promise also provides our patients with a mental health interpreter who is qualified to interpret into Spanish for Spanish speaking mental health patients. Our goal is to make sure that our patients are able to do mental health therapy in the language they feel most comfortable speaking. We are happy to have bilingual mental health therapists and counselors and a mental health interpreter to provide accessible and affordable bilingual therapy in Northwest Iowa.
What can Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center mental health therapists help with:
- Developing & exploring effective coping skills
- Addressing emotional needs
- Working through lifelong patterns
- Working through difficult life situations
- Developing better communication skills
- and so much more!
Our mental health therapists and counselors in Sioux Center provide many therapies including:
- Individual Therapy
- Child Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Women’s Issues Therapy
- Online Therapy
- Family Therapy
Our Promise mental health therapists are specialized and trained in many different therapies including:
- Anxiety Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- A.R.T.- Accelerated Response Therapy
- EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Art Therapy
- DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Generational Family Therapy
- Complex Trauma Therapy
- CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma Services Therapy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy
Our Sioux Center therapists and counselors are offering services to the following in our northwest Iowa communities:
- Children- Ages 8 and older
Some of our mental health therapy patients come from Sioux Center, Rock Valley, Inwood, and Rock Rapids. We also provide mental health therapy and counseling for patients from Boyden, Hull, Sheldon, George, Sibley, and Spencer. Patients needing mental health therapy or counseling also come from Le Mars, Orange City, Alton, Hawarden, and Hudson. Promise is proud to provide mental health therapy and counseling to northwest Iowa.