Mayo Clinic’s new clinic can help patients with depression and other mental health issues
Mayo Clinic, the world’s largest health care system, is getting ready to open its first clinical depression and anxiety clinic in Minnesota, where the mental health condition is on the rise.
The new clinic, which opened in late October, will focus on helping people struggling with anxiety and depression.
The clinic, at the Westside Animal Clinic in West Minneapolis, is the first of its kind in the country.
“This is a critical step for us as we’re making this effort to provide services to the general public,” said Dr. Sarah H. Johnson, clinical director of the clinic.
“We’ve been very clear that we are not a treatment center, we’re not a clinic for the depressed or the anxious, but we are a clinic that can be helpful to patients who have depression and the anxiety.”
The clinic opened with a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and will be managed by a team led by Dr. Johnson.
The center will be staffed by two behavioral health clinicians and a psychiatrist who will be on call 24/7.
It will also have a psychiatric nurse and other professionals who will assist patients in the outpatient environment.
The facility will be the first to offer outpatient treatment for people with major depression and can offer people up to 24 hours of cognitive behavioral therapy, according to Johnson.
The clinic will focus its services on treating depression and related anxiety disorders, Johnson said.
Patients will have access to a wide variety of therapies and support services.
The psychiatric nurse will work closely with the clinic staff to ensure that patients get the help they need.
Patients will also be able to access mental health services from a variety of programs, including:Clinic Services:Depression and anxiety disorders: The clinic will offer cognitive behavioral therapies and individual and group counseling, as well as group and individual counseling.
Depression medications: The center’s clinicians will provide treatment options for people who have been prescribed medications for anxiety or depression, such as anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants, and antipsychotics.
Therapists: Behavioral health providers who are licensed by the state of Minnesota can provide treatment for patients with anxiety disorders.
The center will also offer a variety, specialized treatment options, such for people on the spectrum of depression, including those who have not responded to other treatment options.
The goal of the new clinic is to provide support for people suffering from depression and anxious disorders, according Johnson.
“It will be a place that helps people get through those transitions that can happen when they get depressed,” she said.
“I think that’s really important.
People need to be able just to be themselves.”
The clinic has already had success with some patients.
Last year, Dr. David J. Moseley, the clinic’s director of mental health and behavioral health services, had a team of clinicians treat and support a woman who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder.
“She’s a really, really happy person.
She’s happy with herself,” Mosely told Minnesota Public Radio.
“There’s nothing in her life that she feels that she can’t do with her mental health.
She doesn’t feel that she has to be depressed.”
Moseley and his team also treated a man who had suffered from depression for several years.
“He just needed a break.
He felt like his life was spiraling down, and he needed to step back, and I’m just so grateful for all the support I’ve been able to get,” Miceley said.
Patient care in the clinic is provided by mental health professionals who are also certified by the Minnesota Mental Health and Addiction Services Board (MNMHSB), according to Mosey.
Mosesley said the clinic will be able offer support for patients who are transitioning from psychiatric care to outpatient treatment.
The team will also expand its clinical services to other mental disorders, including depression and schizophrenia.
Johnson said the Minnesota Psychiatric Services Board will also work with the center to identify and provide support to patients on the continuum of mental illness.
The program will be in place for a year and a half, but it will take time for people to fully acclimate to the new mental health care.
“This is something that’s going to take time, but you’ll see a lot of improvement in a very short period of time,” Johnson said of the mental wellness.
“The clinic is very much a first step.”
Patients are encouraged to visit the clinic at any time, and the clinic encourages patients to sign up for the Mayo Clinic Connect app to stay up-to-date on their care and receive support from mental health experts.
The app provides information about mental health clinics in Minnesota and other states, including Minnesota.