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Mental Health

The World Health Organization states, "Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community." Mental health affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. It also improves one's ability to handle stress, relate to others, and make good choices/decisions. Mental well-being is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Distressing mental health issues left untreated can affect thinking, mood, and behavior and can also negatively impact your physical health, lifestyle, and relationships. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

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

Mental health problems are common and help is available at the Healing Arts Center. We offer a range of mental health treatment options to meet the specific needs of clients, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and other evidence-based treatment modalities. People with mental health challenges can get better and many recover completely. Let us help you discover your full potential, manage the stresses of life, work more productively, and find personal fulfillment as YOU define it.

There are many ways to help maintain positive mental health. They include:

  • Connecting with others
  • Staying positive
  • Getting physically active
  • Helping others
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Developing healthy coping skills
  • Getting professional help
  • Developing and utilizing a Self-care plan

If you are dealing with a mental health issue, you are not alone. Consider these statistics :

  • 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience a mental illness
  • Nearly 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. live with a serious mental illness
  • 6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder
  • 9% of adults in the U.S. live with major depression
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • 1 in 5 children ages 13 -18 have or will have a serious mental illness
  • 11% of youth have a mood disorder
  • 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10 - 24
  • 90% of those youth who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide
  • 9% of adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in the past year
  • About 26% of homeless adults in shelters live with serious mental illness
  • About 24% of state prisoners have a recent history of a mental health condition
  • Nearly 60% of adults with mental illness did not receive mental health services in the past year.

Stacey Garcelon, M.S.Ed., provides individual, couple, and group counseling and specializes in helping people build resiliency and recover from trauma, addictions, depression, self-esteem issues, ADD and other behavioral and mental health issues. She is experienced in working with adults, teens, children, the LGBTQ community, and survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. She has a passion for serving veterans and active military and their families. She believes in providing a client-centered holistic healing environment in which people are empowered to discover and define their own solutions.

Access Bars

Healing Arts Center also offers Access Bars® technique. Access Bars® is a set of 32 points on the head which, when lightly touched, stimulate positive change in the brain and defragment the electro-magnetic components of stress, thought, and emotions. This gentle non-invasive technique works on releasing both physical and mental blocks stored in the body and helps facilitate greater ease in all different areas of life. This technique is great for all ages.

The following are some examples of what a session of Access Bars® can help with: Increase quality of sleep; Deeper relaxation; Increase Motivation, Mindfulness, Productivity, Effectiveness; Increase in joy and happiness, Greater Mental Clarity; Stress and Overwhelm; Anxiety and depression; Panic Attacks, OCD, Migraines; Health and Weight Management.

Healing Arts Center can help you overcome mental health issues that may be crippling your life. Consider coming in for a FREE HALF-HOUR CONSULT. Call now for your appointment!