Emotional health is very important to ones overall wellbeing.
Many of the consultations at Mt Martha Village Clinic involve helping our patients with their emotional health concerns.
All of our Doctors are keen to help with his important aspect of health care.
These consultations frequently require longer than the standard 10-15 minutes set aside for a normal visit, so it is helpful if you ask for a longer appointment when you call.
As well as counselling with your doctor, we are able to refer you to psychologists who are specially trained in counselling techniques, or psychiatrists who are specialist in mental health illnesses.
Your doctor may speak to you about making a “mental health care treatment plan” if appropriate and if you are eligible. Most mental health care plans are developed for people who suffer from various forms of anxiety or depressions. This assists with planning your total care, and can allow you to receive a subsidy from medicare if you wish to see a psychologist, which makes the counselling much more affordable.
Poor Mental Health can greatly reduce enjoyment of life and relationships, and the most severe expression of this is self harm and suicide.
Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues or signs to those around them that show they are troubled. Suicide prevention starts with recognising these warning signs and taking them seriously. The following is a list of signs that people might give when they are feeling distraught and overwhelmed, in order to communicate their distress to others. These physical changes and behaviours are indicators that a person might be thinking about suicide. Some of these signs are stronger indicators that a person may be contemplating suicide.
It is likely that a suicidal person will display a combination of these signs rather than one single sign.
Various forms of anxiety or depressions. This assists with planning your total care, and can allow you to receive a subsidy from medicare if you wish to see a psychologist, which makes the counselling much more affordable.
This information is from the site below – please have a look. It includes options for help and action to prevent harm and lead to better health
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