Happy New Year to you and your family! As the year ends we want to take a moment to give thanks for YOUR support. Our patients are living healthier, happier lives, because of YOU.
2020 was a difficult year for many reasons, and we have all learned how important it is to care for our mental health. Lestonnac’s amazing behavioral health team continues to provide incredible support during this stressful time. Take 52-year-old patient “Rosa” who, in dealing with the social isolation from COVID-19, had increased anxiety which induced additional symptoms. As if that wasn’t enough, she had two family members pass away from COVID-19. She still views herself as “blessed” because she has help at Lestonnac. Or 64-year-old patient “Isabel” who referred herself to therapy after she lost her son 7 months ago and took over the responsibility of caring for her grandchildren. “These kids need me. Their dad just died; I am all they have. I feel better after I talk to you because you listen to me and help me understand things. Talking to you is my break. My “me” time.” We also care for individuals like 58-year-old patient “Hugo” who came to Lestonnac to help treat his depression symptoms after losing his job as a result of COVID-19. “My friend told me I should come. I wanted to meet with you in person because I don’t talk about my problems.” He has since found a job and is no longer receiving services. Click HERE to read the full story.
The need for mental health services has increased significantly as we continue to tread through this global pandemic. Your assistance gives hope to these patients. Please keep all of our patients in your thoughts, and, if you are able to contribute a gift today, please do. Your donations are changing lives.
Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!
This article was released by the Lestonnac Free Clinic.