Mental Health

To learn about our mental health services and resources, click the tabs for information on a topic below:

 

Overview of Services

Family Practice of Grand Island (FPGI) recognizes that common mental health concerns are most often first present in the primary care setting and can also be accompanied by physical symptoms. By integrating behavioral and mental healthcare services within the primary care setting, our Primary Care Providers can work in collaboration with our in-house Behavioral Health Specialist to ensure a mind and body approach to your healthcare experience.

Common Behavioral Topics
Your Primary care Provider may encourage a referral to our Behavioral Health Specialist for any of the following topics:

  • Stress
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Crisis
  • Suicide Prevention and Assessment
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sleep
  • Anger
  • Pain related to a chronic medical condition
  • Addiction
  • Lifestyle Change

Our Behavioral Health Specialist is trained in a number of different treatment and intervention options and can assist your Primary Care Provider with a diagnostic assessment to ensure the best treatment process to optimize your healthcare.

By working together, we can set goals by developing plans that are individualized—working towards behavior change centered around YOU.

Referrals and Community Resources
Part of Family Practice of Grand Island’s vision is to build healthy families and healthy communities. This includes ensuring that once we identify and develop the best plan for you, we connect you to any appropriate resources that you might need beyond the services offered within our clinic.

Our behavioral and mental healthcare services are designed to be a short-term and solution-focused approach. Should you or your healthcare provider determine that a long-term or specialized condition therapy treatment option would be most beneficial for you, we will actively work to connect you with a specialist in the area to ensure that you get the coordination of care you deserve.

We routinely update our resource book which includes information on available local resources so our patients have access to the proper material needed to explore their behavioral and mental healthcare options within Grand Island and the surrounding communities.

Whole Health - What Does This Mean?

Whole Health is a shift in how healthcare is approached, specifically with regard to behavioral and mental health. Whole Health involves looking at the person as a whole and proactively approaching self-care and the fundamental importance of basic human needs (sleep, activity, relationships, and nutrition). By identifying a personalized health plan centered around our patients Whole Health, our Primary Care Providers and Behavioral Health Specialist can work in partnership and provide support throughout the wellness journey.

The Circle of Health was designed collectively with the University of Wisconsin and the Department of Veteran Affairs in order to provide a visual guidance to identify potential target areas as it relates to Whole Health. Our Behavioral Health Specialist will utilize this to help patients identify areas of concern or areas of desired improvement. The Circle of Health is where goal-setting towards behavioral and mental healthcare begins.

*Image property of The Circle of Health. Please visit The Whole Health Library at https://wholehealth.wisc.edu/ for more information and resources.

General Mental Health Resources

Apps

  • Insight Timer
  • Moodily – Mood Tracker
  • Calm
  • Headspace
  • Breathe
  • Mindfulness
  • Lumosity

Websites

Books

  • The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety by Tanya J Peterson, MS, NCC
  • The Self-Love Journal by Leslie Marchand, LCSW
  • Present not Perfect by Aimee Chase
  • Let That ****Go by Monica Sweeney (this author has several Mindfulness titles)
  • Trauma Survivors’ Strategies for Healing by Elena Welsh, PhD

 

Children & Teen Resources

Apps

  • Insight Timer
  • Teen Talk
  • iMood Journal
  • Calm
  • Smiling Mind
  • Breathe Kids
  • Calm Kingdom
  • Ninja Focus

Websites

Podcasts

Books

  • The Depression Workbook for Teens by Katie Hurley, LCSW
  • Put Your Feelings Here (a creative DBT journal for teens with intense emotions) by Lisa M Schab, LCSW
  • Put You Worries Here by Lisa M Schab, LCSW
  • Ultimate Self Esteem Workbook for Teens by Megan Maccutcheon, LPC
  • Anger Management Workbook for Kids by Samantha Snowden, MA
  • Coping Skills Workbook for Kids by Janine Halloran, MA, LMHC

Tools

  • Slumberkins.com – https://slumberkins.com/Emotional learning creatures/stories designed to foster a full range of early emotional well-being
  • Biglifejournal.com – https://biglifejournal.com/Inspiration and downloadable bundles to incorporate and support emotional learning. Includes a podcast link for daily episodes. Fridays – Free Downloads

Crisis Intervention Assistance

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Free and confidential help. Available 24/7 by phone, 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Looking to update this to ‘988’ per recommendation from the CDC. Will update when this becomes available. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Free online chat
  • Crisis Text Line: Text ‘HOME’ to 741741. A trained crisis counselor will respond to you with support and information via text message, 24/7 availability
  • Teen Line: Text ‘TEEN’ to 839863 or download the Teen Talk app to chat with a trained teen counselor. Available each evening from 8pm to 12am CST.