Amistad clinic now offering mental health services


“”NATIONAL
ALLIANCE OF MENTAL
ILLNESS”‘, 41-
PERCENT OF ADULTS
WITH MENTAL
ILLNESS RECEIVED MENTAL HEALTH
SERVICES IN THE
PAST YEAR. PRISCILLA
AND HERE IN
CORPUS CHRISTI… AMISTAD HEALTH
COMMUNITY
CENTER… WANTS TO
PROVIDE MENTAL
HEALTH SERVICES
FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT. DOUBLE BOX
KRIS-6 NEWS
SUNRISE REPORTER
CHELSEA TORRES IS
LIVE AT THE
CENTER… WITH THOSE DETAILS. GOOD MORNING
CHELSEA… LIVE REM FULL
CHELSEA
SERIOUS MENTAL
ILLNESS COSTS
AMERICA 193 BILLION
DOLLARS EVERY YEAR. THE MEDICAL
OFFICIALS HERE AT
AMISTAD SAID THEY
FOUND THE NEED
FOR A MENT
HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN CORPUS CHRISTI. AND THEY ARE
HAVING THEIR
GRAND OPENING FOR
THEIR BEHAVIORAL WING THIS EVENING. PK
CHELSEA
AMISTAD COMMUNITY
HEALTH CENTER
PROVIDES THE
UNDERSERVED HEALTHCARE
POPULATION I
CORPUS CHRISTI. HEALTH OFFICIALS
HERE WANTED TO
TREAT PATIENTS IN
ALL WAYS OTHER
THAN JUST
PHYSICALLY. SOT
DIANE: a big part that’s missing
is
the behavioral health, these
people are not only dealing with
the pain and diabetes and chronic
illnesses, but they are also
dealing with depression, and
anxiety and everything else that
comes with ya know, being sick

just needing help. DR. HERRERO IS A
THERAPIST AND THE
DIRECTOR OF
BEHAVORAL HEALTH
AT AMISTAD. SHE
CURRENTLY SEE’S 8 TO 9 PATIENTS A DAY
AND SAYS PEOPLE
SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THE
SIGNS OF MENTAL
HEALTH ILLNESSES. SOT
DIANE: you’ve lost interest in
things that you used to like to
do. Or you’re sleeping a lot, or
maybe
not enough, you’re eating too
much or not eating at all. You
just
don’t want to do anything or you worry excessively, like you’re constantly worried about things. You know, all of those are kind

the similar symptoms that could
be presenting like as a mental
health illness. THE BEHAVIOR
HEALTH WING WILL
OFFER A VARIETY OF
SERVICES
INCLUDING,
INDIVIDU COUNSELING,
PSYCHOLOGICAL
EVALUATIONS,
PSYCHIATRIC
EVALUATIONS TO
DETERMINE MEDICATIONS, AND
EVENTUALLY INHABIT
GROUP COUNSELING. WITH AMISTAD
BEING AN
AFFORDABLE CARE
CLINIC, THEY WANT
PEOPLE TO GO THERE
IF THEY FEEL THEY HAVE NO WHERE
ELSE TO GO. SOT
DIANE: patients in the community
can go, ya know I know where to
go, I don’t need to go to the
ER, I
can go there and they will take care of me
LIVE REM FULL
CHELSEA
AMISTAD HEAL
COMMUNITY CENTER
WILL HAVE THEIR RIBBON CUTTING
CEREMONY THIS
AFTERNOON AT 4

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