Mental Health

Tryon Talks – A Facebook Live Event

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and there’s no better time to focus on our mental health than during a pandemic that is offering unprecedented stressors. From social distancing and isolation to the anxiety of job instability and simply leaving the house, we are all dealing with overwhelming change.

In this Tryon Talks, we have a socially distant sitdown with two Tryon Medical Partners doctors who are on the front lines of our community’s mental wellness. Dr. Claire Evans is exclusively taking virtual visits and brings her unique perspective on dealing with mental health concerns while remaining socially distant. A primary health provider who is also board certified in psychiatry, Dr. Robert Brownlee will shares his mental health expertise. Drs. Evans and Brownlee are joined by host Dee Grano who raises viewer questions.

Takeaways From Tryon Talks Viewer Q&As

Psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist…where do I start?

Your primary care doctor is often the best place to start, with anxiety being one of the most common things they see. They can help you manage your anxiety, including prescribing medication, and, if they think you could benefit from a referral, they can help with a recommendation of who they think would be best for you.

What books, podcasts and apps do you recommend?

Mental Health Resources

Your primary care physician is best suited to address your mental health needs. Tryon Medical Partners offices are open for in-person appointments. Mental health needs can also be addressed via virtual visit with your doctor or immediately through virtual urgent care. If you or someone you know is suicidal, seek immediate help by dialing 911 or through the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

We recognize that COVID-19 itself, as well as the myriad of stressors that have come along with the pandemic, are contributing to increased anxiety. Getting information from trusted sources is key. Learn more about coronavirus, testing, antibody tests and all the steps Tryon is taking to keep the community safe.

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Upcoming Events:

Tryon Medical to Co-Host May 29 Blood Drive with COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Friday, May 29 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Tryon Medical Partners Ballantyne (16817 Marvin Road)
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Click here to register.

Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds, and one in ten patients who show up to a hospital will need blood. Tryon Medical Partners will co-host a blood drive with The Blood Connection, an organization that is offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to all donors, at no cost! This testing will detect if the donor’s blood contains the COVID-19 antibodies. <LEARN MORE>

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