This week we celebrate World Mental Health Day (October 10th.) According to the World Health Organization, “This is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right‘ to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right.”
At Charlton Health we specialize in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. It is well known that such conditions can take a toll on a person’s physical and mental health. The perception of pain is also enhanced by depression and poor sleep. The body is very interconnected. We are fortunate to have excellent advanced therapies to treat many autoimmune conditions that affect the joints, skin, gut, and nervous system. Ensuring your condition is in a low state of disease if not remission can lead to improvement in many aspects of health, beyond the specific condition being treated.
If you or a loved one is suffering from mental health concerns, reach out to your medical team for support.
Carolyn Whiskin is the Pharmacy Manager for Charlton Health. Carolyn specializes in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, pharmaceutical compounding, women’s health, pain, and smoking cessation. Carolyn has won provincial and national awards for her commitment to patient care and public service.