At Bliss Cares, our commitment to overall health extends beyond physical well-being. We recognize the interconnectedness of physical and mental health, especially when dealing with illnesses such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This article will explore the role Bliss Cares plays in providing mental health services.
The Connection Between STDs and Mental Health
Living with an STD can lead to significant emotional and psychological stress. Feelings of anxiety, guilt, shame, or depression are not uncommon. These psychological impacts are why comprehensive care for individuals with STDs must include mental health support.
Mental Health Services at Bliss Cares
At Bliss Cares, we believe in treating the whole person. Our services therefore include mental health support for those dealing with STDs. Here’s how we make a difference:
We offer counseling services to help individuals cope with the psychological impact of living with an STD. Our counselors are experienced in dealing with a range of emotional responses and can provide strategies for managing stress and anxiety.
Support groups offer a safe space for individuals to share their experiences and gain comfort from knowing they are not alone. Bliss Cares facilitates several support groups, creating a sense of community and mutual support.
Referrals and Collaborations
When necessary, Bliss Cares can refer individuals to external mental health professionals for specialized care. We also collaborate with various entities in the Orlando community, including mental health organizations, to ensure our patients have access to the resources they need.
Education and Awareness
Bliss Cares is dedicated to raising awareness about the mental health impacts of STDs. We strive to destigmatize both STDs and mental health issues, encouraging individuals to seek help when they need it.
Mental Health is Health
At Bliss Cares, we understand that mental health is a crucial part of overall health. Our mission to eradicate STDs in Florida includes a commitment to addressing the mental health needs of those we serve. If you or someone you know needs support, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Together, we can build a healthier, more compassionate Florida.