Sound body, sound mind

Sep 21, 2018

When we consider our health, most of us think about the physical aspects of it. But it’s much more than that—health includes the wellness of not only your body, but also your mind. And because they’re connected, a sound mental state plays a significant role in the soundness of your physical well-being—so maintaining your emotional health is key to your overall wellness, from head to toe.

 Finding your words

Depression, although very common, is an issue that most people prefer to stay silent about if they’re affected by it. But your mental health shouldn’t be something you sweep under the rug. Breaking your silence about your mental wellness can also help you break the stigma surrounding it. If you want to learn more about how to start the conversation for yourself or others about depression and mental health, go to

 Caring caregivers

Kaiser Permanente offers mental health and wellness services that care for your mind, body, and spirit. We have a team of dedicated providers that are targeted to your specific mental health needs, including:

  • Adult psychiatrists
  • Child and adolescent psychiatrists
  • Addiction medicine physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Psychiatric clinical nurses
  • Substance abuse counselors
  • Health educators

We also have a range of therapy and treatment options, such as medication management, depression screening, and health education programs that make it easy for you to get the care you need.

And no referral from your primary care physician is needed—you can schedule an appointment directly with a mental health provider.

Programs that support your care needs

Services include programs for both inpatient and outpatient care. If your needs don’t demand a stay in a facility, your doctor will help you choose the outpatient service that will most support your care requirements. These include:

  • Clinical evaluation
  • Crisis intervention (24/7 access)
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Mental health and wellness classes
  • Case management
  • Psychopharmacological treatment
  • Dual-diagnosis programs
  • Electroconvulsive treatment
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Outpatient detoxification

Our intensive outpatient program provides for those who require more exhaustive care but need the convenience of outpatient treatment. If you need inpatient care, we’ll help identify the facility that will best meet your health concerns.

Mental wellness on demand

Other resources, such as classes, coaching, podcasts, and support groups, are available to help you manage your own care for emotional wellness.

Learn more information about the mental health and wellness services provided by Kaiser Permanente.

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