If you are having an emergency, call Valley Mental Health. Someone will talk with you to help you decide if you need to come to a unit that day. If so, you will be seen that day. If not, you will get the first available appointment. Usually it is within one week. For these appointments, you may see a different doctor or nurse. Regular med refills can normally be done within 24 hours of contacting your usual unit. Beginning June 18th, Valley will also have a Saturday “drop in” clinic at our North Valley clinic (1020 South Main). It will be open from 9:00 -12:00 noon. You will likely not see your regular doctor or nurse at this clinic.
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We all need nutrition to support our bodies. A poor diet equals poor health, contributing to obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes - conditions that many people living with mental illness are at a high risk of developing. Nutrition is important for everyone. If you are living with mental illness, eating well is especially important for you, because what you eat can affect your daily life, mood and energy level. Healthy eating is not about being thin or deprivation. Healthy eating is about feeling good, having more energy, participating in your recovery and mapping out your future. Simply put, healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to improve wellness. Dietary guidelines set by the USDA state that a healthy diet is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat free or low fat milk products. A healthy diet should include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Be sure to limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars. Lear more about the U.S. government's guidlelines by reveiwing the food pyramid: mypyramid.gov.