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By: Tresor V.
Mohave Mental Health Clinic
Initially, I had problems with this facility. I walked in as a suicide crisis patient and was not treated as such, made to wait all day long, never got the paper work completed and they allowed me to leave in an unstable condition. I submitted a complaint, and they never got back to me, so I took that as a sign of extreme disrespect. So I typed out some documents and submitted my complaint and written statement again, and asked to talk to the supervisor. That actually got they're attention, and the attention of they're quality management department. It's never ok to allow a suicidal and unmedicated mentally ill individual to leave a mental health facility without being stabilized properly, and I know I wasn't being treated correctly. It's very important for all mentally ill disabled people to know and understand their rights, and to be able to advocate for themselves in a respectful and dignified manner. We have to put fourth extra effort to control our emotions in frustrating situations, but the results speak for themselves. Since I've brought the attention to how I was treated, I'm getting the care I deserved all along and went in there for to begin with. I have a BHT, case manager, psychiatric med manager, and will be joining an art therapy group as well as doing one on one therapy to teach me further coping skills, social skills and stress management techniques. They all know my name and greet me with a smile and treat me kindly and with respect. I couldn't ask for more, but I had to make it happen. So many mentally ill people get taken advantage of, please don't be another one. You can fight for your rights. Be your own advocate.
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By: Cheryl A.
Southwest Behavioral Health
We were searching for a first step in a long process to get my brother who was an alcoholic and at the bottom of his life help. South West Behavioral is the first step the first door that they will enter in the many steps that will be taken from there on. South West Behavioral staff helped us along the way worked tirelessly to get my brother into Detox,and then transition from detox to a 30 day program. This family would just like to say thank you for your hard work and all that you do. Never forget that you're the first door that people enter into, and keep doing what you're doing to the best of your ability we love you. Cheryl Andersen and family
By: Valerie M.
Mohave Mental Health Clinic
They are helpful and very good with the children.
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A child psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in issues that affect the mental and emotional health of children and teens. Child psychiatrists can provide treatment for children and teenagers who suffer from depression, autism, anxiety disorders, attention disorders, drug addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, and a wide range of behavioral problems.
Psychiatrists typically ask questions that focus  on the issues that are having a negative effect on your life. In an initial visit with a psychiatrist, you may be asked about symptoms you've experienced, and ways in which you've tried to deal with them. You might be asked about current and past medical conditions, as well asa family health history.
A referral is an authorization from your doctor saying that a certain type of treatment is medically necessary, and it's usually required if you want your insurance company to cover the costs associated with a visit to a psychiatrist. If you don't have insurance, a referral is not required to schedule a psychiatrist visit.
Psychiatrists and psychologists sometimes collaborate, and this typically takes place when working with patients who have serious mental health problems. In cases like this, a psychologist will treat the patient from a behavioral perspective. A psychiatrist will complement this treatment with care that handles issues concerning biology, neurology, and the prescription of drugs.
Many psychiatrists specialize in treating certain conditions. Some psychiatrists focus on substance abuse therapy, and this is the treatment of addiction to substances like alcohol, narcotics, and tobacco. Others specialize in biological psychiatry, which is the treatment of brain chemistry disorders like depression and schizophrenia. Psychiatrists might also specialize in treating elderly patients or children and adolescents.

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