Behavioral Health

Facing Depression

October 1- 7th is mental illness awareness week. During this week, October 5th has been set aside as a day to encourage people to get screened for depression. Screenings are often the first step in getting help.

The specialists at Lifestream Behavioral Center explain what depression is and how to recognize it.

Plus… save the date for LifeStream Foundation’s Annual Gala of Hope “Jeans and Jerseys” sponsored by Kevco Builders and the Ziler family Held on November 3rd at Mission Inn from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.  

All proceeds from the event will help provide critical mental health services to children and their families within our community. Hometown Health is a proud media sponsor of  this event.

If you’d like information on the LifeStream Foundation’s Annual Gala of Hope  

Suicide Awareness

September is Suicide Awareness Month, an opportunity to talk about ways we can save more of the nearly 42-thousand people who end their lives every year.

The CDC says it is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 35 – 54. In Florida alone, statistics from the year 2014 reveal that there were almost 14 suicides for every 100-thousand people who live in our state. Lake County reflected that same ratio.  However, sadly, Sumter County exceeded that number by reporting 17 suicides per 100-thousand people.

We met with the specialists at LifeStream Behavioral Center to find out how they can offer hope… through awareness, prevention and coordinated care.