Anxiety and depression
Whether due to the COVID-19 pandemic or another cause, feelings of fear, anxiety, or depression can be overwhelming. As we work and learn from home and socially distance, we may not be able to access many of our normal outlets for coping, resulting in added stress, anxiety, and depression. These mental health effects of COVID-19 are as essential to address as the physical health effects.
To aid individuals, families, and communities at this time, Dominion Hospital is encouraging those needing help to take a free mental health screening for anxiety and/or depression. Mental health treatment during the coronavirus pandemic is extremely important to ensure continuity of care for those already receiving treatment and for those who become newly symptomatic. Our health risk assessments are completely anonymous and confidential, and take only a few short minutes to complete. At the end, you will receive your results and information on how to seek help, if needed.
To make an appointment, simply call our 24/7 intake team
Mental health screenings are a key part of youth mental health. Approximately 50% of lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75% begin by age 24. At the same time, the average delay between when symptoms first appear and intervention is approximately 11 years (NAMI, 2020). Early identification and treatment leads to better outcomes. Early treatment may also lessen long-term issues and prevent years of suffering. Teens can take the assessment to figure out if they need to seek help. Parents and guardians can also take them to determine if their child's emotions or behaviors might be signs of a problem as part of the action taking process.
One in five adults in the U.S.- or about 47 million people- experience mental illness, yet only half seek treatment (Psycom, 2020). Many people have mental health concerns from time-to-time, but a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. If symptoms are affecting your or your loved one's ability to function, you should consider seeking help.
Recognize these symptoms?
- Feeling sad, hopeless, worthless, or guilty
- Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
- Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
- Withdrawal from friends and activities
- Changes in energy level or sleep patterns, sex drive changes
- Changes in appetite, eating habits, or weight
- Inability to meet the daily demands of life (work, school, home) and/or inability to cope with daily problems or stress
- Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
- Excessive anger, hostility, or violence
- Noticeable restlessness or irritability
- Confused thinking, difficulties concentrating, or making decisions
- Problems with alcohol or drug use
- Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia, or hallucinations
- Frequent thoughts of death or suicide
Take the first step!
Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions are real, common, and treatable. Recovery IS possible!
Click the appropriate link below to take a free health risk assessment (HRA), and take the first step to seek help.
We remain open and accepting patients via traditional, direct admission, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Face-to-face or virtual care assessments are available. To make an appointment, simply call our 24/7 intake team at (703) 538-2872.