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Behavioral Health at Aunt Martha’s

What is Behavioral Health? || Challenges are Common || Early Warning Signs

Substance Use Disorders

Behavioral Health at Aunt Martha’s

Make Aunt Martha’s your medical home and your mental health home.

Behavioral, or mental health services at Aunt Martha’s are integrated directly with our primary care services. That makes your Primary Care Medical Home – and your primary care provider (PCP) – your starting point for mental health care.

If Aunt Martha’s is your Primary Care Medical Home, your PCP can help get you started and will follow the care you get every step along the way.

What is behavioral health?

Your behavioral health, or mental health, includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how you think, feel, and act.

Your behavioral, or mental health, also helps determine how you handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Your behavioral health always matters, whether you're a small child, a teenager or adult.

Your mental wellbeing always matters.
From childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Behavioral and mental health challenges are common

Many factors contribute to behavioral health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Help is available.

People with behavioral health problems can get better and learn to manage their symptoms.

Early Warning Signs

These are some of the early warning signs in people having behavioral or mental health challenges.

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Little interest in participating in usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

Need help? Call Aunt Martha’s.

Substance Use Disorders

Substance use disorders occur when the use of prescription or illegal drugs, including alcohol, begins to interfere with your life, your wellbeing, and or your overall ability to function.

At Aunt Martha’s, our integrated care model addresses all of the patient’s emotional, behavioral, and physical health issues examining how trauma affects social interactions.

If you worry about your own drinking or drug use, please call to schedule an appointment with your Care Team.

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“Trauma informed care means we understand the causes of complex health and social needs, as well as the barriers and inequities that exist in the community. We provide care that eliminates barriers, improves health outcomes, and takes the stigma out of receiving needed behavioral health services in our integrated model of care.”

Wanda Parker, Ed D, CADC, MAC, PPA, LCPC
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Vice President of Clinical and Therapeutic Services

Dr. Wanda Parker is Vice President of Clinical and Therapeutic Services. She is a champion of integrated behavioral health services.

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