All too often, people live in silence with a mental disorder or psychiatric condition, too ashamed to seek treatment. But there is no shame in asking for help. In 2008, 13.4 percent of adults in the United States received treatment for a mental health problem.*
Similarly, people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs often want help, but do not know where to turn. In 2009, some 9.3 percent of persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem.**
Seeking help for a mental or emotional problem, or a drug or alcohol addiction, is not a weakness, but a courageous, positive step that can change your life in unimaginable ways. Psychiatric treatment or physician-supervised outpatient detoxification can free you from repetitive unfulfilling or unhealthy behaviors and help you live a healthier, more gratifying life at work, at home, and among friends.
If you or a loved one suffers from a mental illness, psychiatric condition, or drug or alcohol addiction, you should seek treatment from a highly qualified and experienced mental health professional.
In LA, renowned psychiatrist Soroya Bacchus, MD can help you overcome your illness or addition and reclaim your life. For an appointment, call Dr. Bacchus today at (310) 829-4640 or schedule an appointment online.
*National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
**Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)