Newsletter June 2013 Did you know that your emotional and spiritual health can adversely affect your physical health? If you are well emotionally and spiritually you are more likely to be in better physical health. It is important to maintain your emotional wellness by making sure you are not bottling your feelings up. Whether it is discussing things with a family member, friend, colleague, mental health professional, or Pastor you need to make sure that you are discussing your feelings. Spiritual health can be maintained with praying, reading, and meditation. We all need some time alone with God so that He can refresh us in ways that we are unable to experience without Him. It is very important to remain compliant with the medications that your healthcare professional prescribes. There are some medications that could cause an adverse event if stopped suddenly. If your medication causes untoward effects please advise your healthcare professional so that they can discuss alternative treatment modalities that may be considered. Your overall wellness is of utmost importance to us. Please do not neglect your physical health ie: hypertension, diabetes, weight management because when you don’t have the balance that you need, you will be off and find that you are not well emotionally or spiritually either. Remember when you do not have stability in your physical, mental, and spiritual health your balance will be off and you are less likely going to feel well. Monique Brown, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Starting July 1, 2013 we are adding a new provider to our practice. Keenya Staten is a Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Duke University. She has worked for Nash General Hospital as a critical care nurse and an emergency room nurse. She has a wealth of experience and we are excited to have her on our team. We believe that overall wellness is important and strive to make available resources to that end. Our goal is for this entire region to be well spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and educationally.