Diana Ponce, LACHC Care Coordinator shares her story of working with Fathuma for housing with Renee. Diana reveals the heartbreak and inspiration that goes with caring for underserved and vulnerable patients in Skid Row.
In today's modern world, so many things are expected of us immediately. One of the consequences of operating on hyper mode all the time is burnout. Burnout is feeling completely exhausted from prolonged stress. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has tips for avoiding burnout, overwork, and perfectionism.
If you're overly focused on other people's lives, give unsolicited advice regularly, or do things that are others' responsibilities, you're likely to be overfunctioning. This can lead to burnout. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some tips to avoid overfunctioning.
We've all lost a lot during this pandemic—loved ones, jobs, schooling, and social gatherings—to name a few. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some tips about coping with grief and loss.
It is normal to experience shock and disbelief after a sudden loss, but remaining in this state keeps a person stuck in perpetual distress. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald outlines 4 steps for successful grieving.
The coronavirus has brought such chaos into our lives. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some tips on how to bring some order back into the chaos.
We hear a lot about wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to protect ourselves from the coronavirus. In a similar way, we should protect our mental well being. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some tips on protecting your thoughts.
We're not only dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, but with a pandemic of anxiety as well. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some tips on overcoming anxiety.
In part 1, we talked about two strategies for overcoming anxiety. In this video, Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has 3 additional tips to bring your anxiety levels down.
During this global pandemic, we're coping with multiple stressors every day. It is common to feel fatigued and stressed. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some tips to help you get proper sleep.
We live in a particularly tense and stressful time right now. It is normal to feel frustrated, and anger can rise. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some tips on how to tame anger.
It's normal to feel down every once in a while. But if you're feeling down and hopeless on a regular basis, you could be dealing with clinical depression. Clinical depression requires treatment. Dr. Ana Wong McDonald has some information about what clinical depression is, and what you can do about it.
In this video, Dr. Ana Wong McDonald provides some physical and mental strategies for beating depression.
In this video, Dr. Ana Wong McDonald provides some spiritual strategies for beating depression.
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Before the pandemic, 55% of people reported being stressed every day. After the pandemic, that number jumped to 78%. LACHC's Mental Health Director, Dr. Ana Wong McDonald, shares some tips for managing stress for different age groups.
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Our mental health department provides individual counseling, group therapy, substance/alcohol treatment, child/marital/family therapies, some psychological testing, psychosocial rehabilitation, and Christian counseling, to promote whole-person health. We partner closely with the medical department to provide integrated care, including cases of mental health urgencies for patients who are being seen by medical providers. If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis, we encourage you to take advantage of the following helplines: National suicide hotline: 1(800) 273-8255 (TALK) or the L A County Access Line 1-800-854-7771. Both lines are open 24/7.