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St Louis Therapist Encourages A Mental Health Checkup for Mental Health Awareness Month

ST LOUIS THERAPIST ENCOURAGES A MENTAL HEALTH CHECKUP DURING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

(St. Louis, Missouri): May is mental health awareness month. St. Louis therapist, Dr. Lena Pearlman, is encouraging people to have a mental health checkup this month.

Dr. Lena Pearlman stresses the importance of a mental health checkup, “One in four people will suffer from a mental health related issue in their lifetime. This may include anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, suicidal ideation, obsessive compulsive disorder, or other issue. Every person will be impacted by a friend or family member with a mental illness. Early detection and treatment can positively impact a person’s quality of life.”

Mental health related issues are often not diagnosed or brought to the attention of a physician. Dr. Pearlman explains the cause of this, “People are screened for heart related items, cancer and other diseases. Society understands these physiological concerns and the treatments for them. Historically, mental health related items were viewed in a different light. There has often been a stigma attached to this. Due to this stigma, many people do not report their symptoms or seek out help. We are working very hard to change the perspective of mental health and ensure that people get the help that they need. This truly can be a life or death matter.”

Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates is a team of nine mental health therapists in St. Louis, Missouri. The practice works with patients of all ages. They specialize in stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, and other mental health issues. Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates can be reached by phone: 314-942-1147, email: bryan@stlmentalhealth.com or online: www.STLmentalhealth.com. The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141.

 

Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW, St. Louis Mental Health