Providing A Compassionate, Safe Space For Mental
Health Care

At Hibiscus Medical, we believe that everyone deserves to feel their best, both inside and out. We understand that taking the first step toward healing your mental health can be scary, but our compassionate team is here to help you every step of the way. We aim to make each patient feel heard and understood and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health issues, while developing a customized treatment plan that is right for you.


Symptoms of Mental Health Issues

While symptoms vary based on the patient’s experiences and the particular mental health disorder, there are a few symptoms of mental illness to look out for. These symptoms include:

  • Feelings of sadness

  • Losing interest in activities you used to find enjoyable

  • Lack of energy

  • Lack of focus

  • Excessive worrying

  • Being irritable or having violent or hostile outbursts

  • Having unexplained pains such as headaches or stomachaches

  • Feelings of isolation

  • Difficulty performing routine tasks

  • Withdrawing from friends or family

  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits

All of these symptoms are indicators of mild depression, anxiety or in some cases, both. If you are having suicidal thoughts or plans to self-harm, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 as soon as possible.

Examples of Mental Health Disorders

At Hibiscus Medical, we are here to listen to your symptoms, diagnose any mental health issues and develop a customed treatment plan. Examples of mental health disorders include:

  • Mild depression

  • Anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Addictive behavior and/or substance abuse

Some mental health disorders such as schizophrenia require more intricate counseling and medication. For those cases, Dr. Frederick can refer you to a trusted specialist in the Washington, D.C. area for further diagnosis and treatment.

Tips For Managing Mental
Health Issues

At Hibiscus Medical, we can provide a combination of counseling and/or medication to help manage your symptoms of mental illness and get you back to feeling your best. In more severe cases, we can connect you with a psychiatrist or other mental health specialist in the Washington, D.C. area. While these measures can help improve your symptoms, combining professional care with at-home care is the best way to keep your mental health in tip-top shape. Some tips for managing your symptoms include:

Getting plenty of exercise and eating a healthy diet can boost your energy, improve your mood and reduce feelings of anxiety.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or restless, practice breathing exercises to lower your heart rate and help you to feel calm.

Try starting each day by reminding yourself of the things in your life that you are grateful for.

Try talking to trusted family members and/or friends.

Sleeping too little or too much can contribute to feelings of anxiety or depression. Sticking to a regular sleep


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