Mental well-being includes our psychological, social, and emotional health. It affects how we think, feel and respond to the world around us. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. From childhood to adolescence and throughout adulthood, mental health is important at every stage of life,
Behavioral health issues affect millions of adolescents and adults in the United States with about 1 in 5 adults, aged 18 or older, having a mental illness.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common and help is available. People with mental health problems can improve and many recover completely.
Hamilton Health Care System offers several avenues of help.
Psychiatry is a specialty which treats mental and behavioral disorders. Hamilton Physician Group – Psychiatry does not perform counseling, but medication management. HPG Psychiatry’s philosophy is to help patients have the best quality of life possible with the fewest medications at the lowest doses.
Become a Patient
If you would like to become a patient with Hamilton Physician Group – Psychiatry, please call our office at 706.529.8710.
Hamilton Medical Center’s Westcott Behavioral Health is a safe place to begin the healing process whether it be from emotional illness, addictive diseases, anxiety, or daily stress.
- Inpatient Services (27 bed acute voluntary adult behavioral health treatment unit that is housed in Hamilton Medical Center)
- Outpatient Services (psychotherapy and evaluations for individuals and families, children and adults)
For more information, call 706.272.6560