At Rush Memorial Hospital, we recognize that mental health is as essential to the well-being of our patients as physical health. Our mental health professional offers a range of services extending from counseling to the management of psychiatric medications. If you or a loved one is in need of mental healthcare, please contact your primary care provider for a referral. If you already have a referral, please call 765-932-7591 for an appointment.
Peer Support Specialist Drew Hahn discusses the isolation faced by many mental health patients. Drew talks frankly about his own struggles with mental illness, his experience as a suicide attempt survivor and the need for greater awareness of mental health issues.
Drew Hahn describes the role of Peer Support Specialists (PSS’s) in Mental Health. A PSS offers clients the opportunity to talk to someone who has shared the experience of mental illness. A Peer Support Specialist isn’t a therapist and doesn’t take the place of one. However, a PSS is able to “walk beside” clients, letting them know that they are not alone, and offering them hope for a successful long-term recovery.
Hayei Lorca addresses the topic of Cyberbullying. She explains how digital bullying can actually be worse than “in-person” bullying. She talks about different types of cyberbullying, including the use of false identities to conceal the perpetrator, and the potential for damage done by photos and false information that “live” on the internet for years after the original posts occur. Haylei also talks about what parents can do to protect their children, and when it’s time to call in law enforcement.
Listen to Haylei Lorca, RMH Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, discuss some of the mental health issues that have been caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Haylei talks about who has been most affected, from a mental health perspective, by the pandemic, what types of mental health issues have arisen since it began and how this is affecting our society and our relationships.
Haylei Lorca, discusses “Coping with the Holidays”. Haylei describes some common sources of holiday stress, as well as stressors unique to this particular holiday season when Covid-19 is affecting many peoples’ plans.