Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

There has often been a stigma attached to seeking help for mental health needs. Although the general discourse regarding mental health has changed drastically in our society, we still need to bring awareness to the importance of mental health.

The fact is - 1 in 4 people will suffer from some form of mental illness in any given year. Not all pain is physical and not all wounds are visable. Whether experiencing a season of life that has knocked you down, or dealing with a lifelong mental health condition, there is no shame in seeking help.  

Mental Health is HEALTH.

Mental Health Facts

Getting Help

Here at Dr. Messina and Associates, our compassionate team of professionals are qualified to help you at our Flower Mound, Texas, and Southlake, Texas, offices. Our Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Counselors specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychological testing, and medication management for a variety of emotional and behavioral health needs. All services are available in-person and online (telehealth). If you or a loved one are seeking help with mental health, we are here to help.

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Dr. Michael Messina

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