Highlighting Mental Health Services During Mental Health Awareness Month

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and educate the public about mental health issues and the importance of seeking treatment. This month is a reminder that mental health is just as important as physical health, and that seeking help is a sign of strength. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to highlight the services provided by the Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC). 

HJAHC provides comprehensive healthcare services to individuals and families in the Trenton community in need of mental health services. One of the many services they offer is behavioral health services, which include individual and group counseling, medication management, and crisis intervention. 

The center’s team of licensed mental health professionals provides a range of services, including therapy for individuals and families, support groups, and substance abuse treatment. They also offer services for individuals who are experiencing severe or persistent mental illness. 

One unique program offered by HJAHC is their Integrated Care program, which combines primary care and behavioral health services. This approach recognizes that physical and mental health are interconnected and aims to provide comprehensive care that addresses both aspects of a person’s health. 

In addition to their behavioral health services, HJAHC also provides a variety of other healthcare services, including medical, dental, and vision care. They also offer programs that focus on maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and chronic disease management. 

HJAHC is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare services to the community, regardless of their ability to pay. They offer a sliding fee scale for those who are uninsured or underinsured, and they accept most insurance plans. 

“Every person who receives physical health care at HJAHC has access to behavioral health services. Behavioral health relates to the connection between your behavior and your mind, body, and spirit health.  It is how your habits affect your mental and physical health and wellness.  The goal at HJAHC is for each person to become their healthiest, and the Behavioral Health Department is there to help you achieve that goal. You can ask to speak with a Behavioral Health provider during any visit,” said Lee Ruszczyk, LCSW, ACS, Senior Director Behavioral Health. 

If you or someone you know is in need of mental health services, we encourage you to reach out to HJHAC. Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, and there is no shame in asking for support when you need it. 

Let us take this month to spread awareness and encourage individuals to seek help when needed. 

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