Mental Health Specialist

Family Care and Pediatrics | Addiction Medicine and Mental Health located in Wheat Ridge, CO

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Mental Health

Everyone experiences periods of sadness and anxiety, but if your symptoms last for weeks at a time, or affect your quality of life, it’s important to seek professional help. Family care provider Michael McMillan, MD, offers mental health services to people of all ages. After a comprehensive exam, they can make recommendations to help you feel better and improve your daily life. To schedule an appointment for mental health services with the Colorado Family Clinic team in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, call the office or book online today. 

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health is a branch of medicine concerned with your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Your mental and physical health directly influence each other. When you’re confident and happy, you’re more resilient and able to tackle life’s challenges. On the other hand, if you feel anxious or upset, you may experience low energy and isolate yourself.

To achieve good mental health, it’s important to focus on your general well-being. This means eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, keeping your stress levels under control, and maintaining a positive attitude. If you’re struggling to achieve these goals on your own, the team at Colorado Family Clinic can help.

Who can benefit from mental health?

You may benefit from mental health at Colorado Family Clinic if you experience symptoms like:

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Excessive fears or worries
  • Withdrawal from friends or activities
  • Significant tiredness, low energy, or difficulty sleeping
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Increased substance use

You should also make an appointment with the team if your symptoms affect your weight or appetite.

What mental health conditions are treated?

Everyone who is struggling with their mental health is able to receive the support and guidance they need. At Colorado Family Clinic, the team treats a variety of conditions, including:


Depression is a behavioral disorder characterized by intense feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Over time, depression may cause you to lose interest in activities you used to enjoy and withdraw from loved ones. 

Generalized anxiety disorder

Everyone feels anxious occasionally, but if you’re constantly on edge, even when you’re trying to relax, it could be due to an anxiety disorder. If you have an anxiety disorder, you may struggle to accomplish everyday tasks. You may also experience intense physical symptoms like stomach problems, sweaty palms, or panic attacks.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a behavioral condition that causes intense mood swings. If you have bipolar disorder, you may feel incredibly happy or euphoric one day and incredibly sad or hopeless the next. It’s possible to control these highs and lows with medication and healthy lifestyle changes.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a behavioral condition triggered by witnessing a traumatic event, like a natural disaster or a car accident. If you have PTSD, you might experience flashbacks or nightmares and be easily startled.

How are behavioral disorders treated?

At Colorado Family Clinic, the team treats behavioral disorders using a combination of healthy lifestyle changes, prescription medication, and counseling. Depending on your needs, they may recommend:

  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Mood-stabilizing medications
  • Psychotherapy
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Managing your stress levels
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Avoiding drugs

It’s also important you visit the team for routine checkups. They monitor your progress over time and make adjustments to your treatment plan as necessary.

To schedule an appointment for mental health services with the Colorado Family Clinic team in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, call the office or book online today.

Colorado Family Clinic
✆ Phone (appointments): 303-456-4882
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 303-456-4882
Fax: 303-456-4875
Address: 4990 Kipling St., Suite B-5 and B-6, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033