AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – In line with analysis, one in 5 girls in the US experiences some type of psychological well being situation, with lots of them going untreated. In Colorado, there’s a behavioral well being program devoted to caring for ladies.
“I hit a wall, and I had a psychological break. I used to be simply so overwhelmed with all the things that had gone on,” stated 55-year-old Charlene.
All the things included an in depth pal’s suicide, an damage and 14 years in a excessive stress job serving to navy households.
“You’re all the time on name. that kind of a job,” Charlene defined.
She stated she tried suicide thrice.
“The suicide was the one method that I might see out of this darkish tunnel,” she advised Well being Specialist Kathy Walsh.
Charlene is a single mom and a grandmother. She stated two stays on the HealthONE Behavioral Well being and Wellness Middle didn’t assist. The third time, she was admitted to the Girls’s Unit there and located a physician who actually cared.
“He took the time to determine what was occurring,” Charlene stated.
Then she felt a connection.
“Simply being with girls that get it,” she stated.
Dr. Patricia Westmoreland is a psychiatrist and Director of the unit centered solely on girls.
“Who may in any other case draw back from getting assist,” Westmoreland stated.
Charlene has realized she is bipolar, has borderline persona dysfunction, melancholy, nervousness and PTSD.
She stated she takes treatment and has had 16 weeks of intense outpatient remedy.
She nonetheless sees a therapist as soon as every week and a psychiatrist as soon as a month.
“I’m unsure I’ll ever be 100%, however the gentle on the finish of the tunnel is greater than only a quarter dimension. The sunshine on the finish of the tunnel is fairly huge.”
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There’s additionally a disaster line: 844-556-2012.