Adventist Health Sonora | Health Living | Summer 2020
AdventistHealthSonora.org • Healthy Living 7 STRESS, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues can be hard to overcome alone. When you need help, Adventist Health Sonora’s mental health services are here for you. Our seven providers care for each person individually—lending the treatment and support you need to live your best life. “Offering these services helps fulfill our mission, part of which is to care for the physical, spiritual and mental health of our community,” says Teddy Griffin, Director of Operations. Where to turn Adventist Health Sonora offers a team of experts whose sole focus is you. If you or someone in your family is struggling, reach out today. Coping with addiction during trying times The isolation brought on by social distancing can be hard on anyone. But it may be especially tough for people in recovery from a substance use disorder. Here are some ways to help you continue your recovery: • Stay in touch with your provider through virtual visits. • Work with your provider to be sure you have any medicines you need. • Stay connected to family, friends or your sponsor by phone, email or social media. • Be open with loved ones about how you’re feeling and what help you need to stay on track. • Use healthy coping tactics. Practice deep breathing. Pray. Do things you enjoy. Keep a journal and write down things you’re grateful for. If you do relapse during this stressful time, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Work with your provider to find out why you relapsed. You may need to revise your treatment plan. Sarah Collie, L.F.M.T., is a licensed family and marriage therapist who focuses on how relationships affect mental health. Jenna Johnson, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. She offers a range of care for individuals, couples and families. Matthew Narron, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is dedicated to helping each patient improve their mental health and quality of life. You deserve to be happy Start feeling better. Call to schedule an appointment with one of our experts today. Adventist Health Sonora Specialty Care—Psychology 536-5144 Adventist Health Sonora Specialty Care—Psychiatry 536-5100 David Bohannon, D.O., is a psychiatrist who cares for people with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophre- nia, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. Deborah Kagay, F.N.P.-C., P.A.-C., is a family nurse practitioner and physician assistant who helps patients with depression, anxiety, grief and sleep difficulties. Randolph Roxas, M.D., is a board-certified general psychiatrist. He offers complete care for the whole family. Erica M. Vega, D.O., is a psychiatrist who focuses on the mind-body connection.