Outpatient Psychiatric Services

Psychiatry in Caswell County, NC

CFMC provides outpatient psychiatric services, including medication management to Caswell County, NC, and surrounding areas, to patients of all ages.

We will design a treatment plan and prescribe psychopharmaceuticals and other medications as needed, as well as educate patients on optimal practices to promote psychological health and well-being while paying much thought to the mind-body connection.

Caswell's Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Connie Robinette Psychiatry

CONNIE ROBINETTE, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Connie Robinette, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Caswell Family Medical Center in Yanceyville, NC.

What is Mental Illness

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. Just like diabetes, cancer, or heart disease, it’s an illness that is a medical problem.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, mental illnesses are “health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these).”

Mental illness is common around the globe, but here in the U.S., 1 in 5 adults experience some form of mental illness and 1 in 24 has a serious mental illness, while 1 in 12 has a substance use disorder.

Is Mental Illness Treatable

Yes! Mental illness is treatable. Most people who suffer from mental illness find that with counseling and therapy they’re able to function in their daily lives.

Many people who have a mental illness can be treated and recover very well, or even completely from it. It is often difficult however to determine the recovery time-frame for someone because each individual is different.

Treatment for mental illness includes many different ways to get help and minimize the effects. It may involve medication, family and/or community support, self-help, and psychological therapy.

What is the Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Illness

Mental health refers to the effective functioning in daily activities resulting in productive activities like work or school. Mental health also results in healthy relationships and the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity.

Mental illness refers (collectively) to every diagnosable mental disorder. These mental disorders involve significant changes in thinking, emotion and/or behavior as well as distress and/or issues with functioning socially or at work and during family activities.

Mental illnesses have a variety of forms. It can be fairly mild and interfere with your daily life in limited ways, such as a phobia, or it can be severe enough to hospitalize someone. This can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, social status, income, race, spirituality, sexual orientation or any other aspect of cultural identity.

While this illness can happen at any time and at any age, three-fourths of all mental illness begins by age 24.

How Can I Get Help for Mental Health

Caswell Family Medical Center is here to help you. If you feel that you suffer from mental illness, or even if you have questions about how to deal with a loved one who suffers from the illness, please call (336) 694-9331 today to set up an appointment with Connie Robinette, PMHNP-BC.