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ACRMC’s Senior Life Solutions joins national campaign to raise awareness of Mental Health

This past year, the global pandemic forced many to cope with situations never before imagined, and many of these individuals have struggled with mental health as a result. The good news is that there are tools and resources available to support the well-being of individuals in our community.

According to Mental Health America, 47 million or equivalent to 19% of America’s population struggle with mental illness. Mental illnesses range in severity and can include depression, anxiety, and other less common, more significant disorders. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.

Over the last 72 years, Mental Health America, an organization committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness has recognized the month of May as Mental Health Month. This May, Adams County Regional Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions is highlighting #Tools2Thrive – a campaign that brings awareness of ways to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and continue to cope with the obstacles of COVID-19.

“This past year forced many to face tough situations that they had little to no control over,” said Devan Roe, Program Director of Senior Life Solutions. “If these tough situations impacted your mental health, you aren’t alone.”

Adams County Regional Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions is focused on managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, isolation, irritability, and grief. The program, which is dedicated to addressing emotional and behavioral health needs of adults of 65 and over also highlights the importance of recognizing when trauma may be affecting mental health, challenging negative thinking patterns, and making time for self-care.

Ultimately, Adams County Regional Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions wants to highlight that mental illness is real and recovery is possible. By developing an individual’s #Tools2Thrive, it is possible to find a balance between life’s ups and downs and continue to cope with challenges brought on by the pandemic.

“We know that living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, but it can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes,” said Roe. “Change won’t happen overnight. Instead, by focusing on small adjustments, you can move through the stressors of the past year and develop longterm strategies to support yourself on an ongoing basis.”

Senior Life Solutions is a program dedicated to addressing the emotional and behavioral health needs of adults 65 and over. The program offers a safe place for seniors in our community to receive the support and treatment they need for depression, anxiety, COVID-19 related isolation, and other like illnesses. Groups meet 3 days per week, and the program also offers individual therapy and monthly physician appointments to manage mental health medications. Physician referrals are not required.

To learn more about #Tools2Thrive or Adams County Regional Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions,
please call 937-386-3900 or visit ACRMC’s Facebook page.

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ACRMC’s Senior Life Solutions join national campaign to bring awareness for individuals to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and continue to cope with the obstacles of COVID-19

About Adams County Regional Medical Center

Adams County Regional Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital located near Seaman, Ohio, just 60 miles east of Cincinnati. Adams County Regional Medical Center is a growing state of the art health care facility meeting the needs of Adams County and the surrounding communities, providing a full range of services, including inpatient and outpatient amenities. Adams County Regional Medical Center is Joint Commission certified, focusing on the importance of patient care and organized functions that are essential to providing safe, high-quality care

 

For more information, press only:
Jason M. Francis
937-779-2027
jmfrancis@acrmc.com