Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical well being—and it requires the same level of professional care. Around 20% of Australians experience mental health issues such as depression or anxiety every year. Mental health concerns not only affect your ability to think and sleep, but they can hurt your ability to manage any other health conditions you have.

Everybody goes through a rough patch from time to time, but sometimes these rough patches can feel overwhelming. Our Brunswick mental health treatment options at Lotus Medical Centre give you the tools to help you cope and address your fears and insecurities, giving you the strength to overcome challenges in your path.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Reach out to us, and can set you on the right path to recovery. At the Lotus Medical Centre, we have a dedicated mental health team that can provide you with the appropriate treatment for your needs.

If you’re struggling with any mental health issues, please schedule an appointment with our team today.

Common Mental Health Concerns

Some of the more common concerns we see include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Self-harm
  • Phobias
  • Social anxiety
  • Anger issues
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • High stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Traumatic events

Every individual is different, which is why our doctors take care to find out your story. Knowing you can help us identify tailored treatment options to address your particular concerns.

What to Expect from Your First Session

The first session is always the most intimidating, especially if you’ve never met a mental health professional before. Generally, the first session is where the therapist will get to know you and your situation. They will ask about:

  • Why you reached out
  • Your expected outcomes
  • Family history of mental health concerns
  • Your relationships with family and friends
  • Your feelings about your job and current life situation
  • Existing medical conditions
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • The potential for self-harm

Once they’ve formed a thorough picture of your needs, they will help set up a long-term plan to treat and manage your mental health concerns.

Your mental well being plays an integral part in your overall health. If you’re struggling to cope, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Lotus Medical Centre at (03) 9380 1588 and let us help you.