Hopewell Health Center has a number of areas in Athens County and has supplied built-in healthcare for a lot of. One sort of healthcare Hopewell stresses is its psychological well being companies.
Being a rising group in Athens, Hopewell has been in a position to assist a large number of sufferers, all with totally different wants. With a view to assist the folks of Athens, Hopewell supplies a well-equipped employees to assist information them in the correct route.
Hopewell has additionally been in a position to accomplice with native organizations to assist its sufferers discover shops to specific themselves.
One partnership is with the Athens Photograph Mission, or APP. APP makes use of pictures as an outlet to assist psychological well being and Hopewell has a Medicaid subcontract. APP courses have confirmed to be helpful and therapeutic for Hopewell sufferers.
“It tends to maintain them targeted on the current second, and that is a really wholesome place to be; so their minds are usually not wandering into some perhaps trauma that they skilled previously, or one thing they take into account may need been the longer term,” Jonathan Maffay, a Licensed Skilled Scientific Counselor on the Grownup Outpatient Crew, stated. “They keep inventive, and, on this case, pictures helps folks keep centered within the current second.”
The packages supplied by Hopewell are made for folks of all totally different ages and permit its sufferers to obtain various kinds of therapies that may help their well-being.
Together with the partnerships, totally different employees members of Hopewell are skilled in sure specialty areas. Some embrace Dialectical Behavioral Coaching and Eye-Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing remedy, amongst different therapeutic approaches.
Hopewell wished to ensure the kinds of therapies supplied had been out there always and in several mediums, particularly through the pandemic. With a view to supply help to those that can’t make it to Hopewell’s facility, Hopewell presents telehealth companies. Telehealth presents healthcare over the cellphone or by way of different platforms.
“I feel that having these assets for the Athens neighborhood to show to in instances of want is so necessary,” Anna Gilmore, a sophomore learning psychology, stated in a message. “The stigma round psychological well being is slowly going away due to these amenities normalizing psychological well being points.”
Gilmore believes that it’s comforting understanding that there’s assist out there every time essential instances change into prevalent.
Some colleges across the Athens area have been in a position to present psychological well being counselors by way of the assistance of Hopewell. Hopewell is continually evolving to suit the wants of others.
“I do know years in the past we had been one of many largest suppliers of psychological well being therapy in Ohio,” Maffay stated. “We have gotten larger since then so we’re a fairly large entity in that method. We offer quite a lot of companies to lots of people all through Southeast Ohio.”
Micki Lamb, director of the kid and adolescent program, has been in a position to expertise the expansion in Athens. By way of this inside progress, Hopewell has been in a position to develop externally with its sufferers.
“It is rewarding,” Lamb stated. “I feel that folks that come into this career need to have the ability to make a distinction. We have to have help with the intention to try this — we have to understand that we’re not the one person who’s impactful inside that consumer’s life and to assist construct help round them. However we additionally must construct help for ourselves too as a result of we’re listening to some fairly heavy info on daily basis, and attempting to search for little glimmers of hope and progress.”