Health and wellness tips from Debora-Kay Katz PMH FNP BC Shawnee Family Health Center, West Union, Ohio
Working together for LIFE. STRENGTH. HOPE The Scioto County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a group of Counselors, social workers, social service agencies, faith-based partners, businesses, and citizens united in addressing the various issues of suicide throughout Scioto County. Raising awareness, providing trainings, education schools, general prevention and responding in the aftermath of a tragedy are all services the coalition strives to accomplish. Another important service the Scioto County Suicide Prevention Coalition provides is the raising of community mental health knowledge in order to reduce the stigma associated with depression and other mental illnesses. Mental illnesses, like cancer or other disease, are treatable. Suicide
School Based Health Care Getting health care for your child can be complicated. Many doctors only offer appointments during the school day, and their offices might be far from school. To see the doctor, your child might have to miss school and you might have to leave work — which isn't always an option.Our School-based health services make going to the provider as simple as walking down the hall.Staffed by Shawnee Family Health Center nurses and social workers, school-based health care provides a range of services to meet kids' and teens' health care needs. Services can include check-ups, counseling, and regular
SFHC Day Treatment is a program that is based upon medical necessity. Our hope for you is that you achieve the highest level of functioning possible, including increasing your ability to cope with your symptoms, improving your ability to solve problems, and expanding your skills for functioning in the community.
Adult and child psychiatrists and nurses are available to provide pharmacological management for clients assessed as needing medication to help stabilize psychiatric symptoms. Also, follow-up psychiatric services and assistance helps ensure that clients have an understanding of their illness and the impact of medication, including side-effects. We believe in involving the person served and their family in decisions about medication and we support client choice. We also encourage involvement of a primary care physician so that overall health status can be continuously assessed. Activities are face-to-face and include psychiatric evaluations, medication check-ups, medication education, laboratory work, and administration of medication and