Hurricane Sandy has opened our eyes once again to how much a natural disaster, or any kind of major disaster, can greatly affect those who rely on mental health care for management of their symptoms.
Troy, MI (PRWEB) January 05, 2013
Mental health care experts, in a new Birmingham Maple Clinic blog post published on January 3, discussed the affect that Hurricane Sandy continues to have on the precarious mental health care system in communities within New York City. Lori Edelson, Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist and author said, “Hurricane Sandy has opened our eyes once again to how much a natural disaster, or any kind of major disaster, can greatly affect those who rely on mental health care for management of their symptoms. When mentally ill individuals have no place to go, as is happening in New York, it can become a dangerous situation.”
In Edelson's article for the Birmingham Maple Clinic, which provides mental health treatment in Michigan, she reports that as more and more mentally ill patients are turned away for lack of treatment, the problem will just continue to get worse. Edelson said, “Those who suffer from a mental illness are more susceptible to a relapse in their symptoms when they are under extreme stress, such as a major weather disaster. Being displaced from their homes and unable to locate the medications that they need can also lead to potentially dangerous situations.”
The mental health providers at the Birmingham Maple Clinic provide a wide range of mental health services in Michigan to both kids and adults, at the clinic’s facility in Troy. The team utilizes a personalized approach that often includes a combination of medication and therapy, depending on the individual’s mental health care needs.
Birmingham Maple Clinic has been specializing in mental health services in Michigan for over 40 years, providing services for individuals, couples, families, groups and the community. The clinic provides treatment for a variety of psychological conditions, including child and adult ADHD, anxiety and panic disorders, chronic illness, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and marriage, family and relationship counseling. For more information, please visit birminghammaple.com.