What’s mental health?

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, a mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others.

If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental health conditions are far more common than you think, mainly because people don’t like to, or are scared to, talk about them. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including: (1) Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry; (2) Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse; and (3) Family history of mental health problems.

Some mental conditions could be easily treatable, but some of them may need special attention. For example, when they cause impediments to the patients to make or complete appropriately their daily activities, or impact in their social life. In these cases it’s important to find the proper assistance and to count on professional services to get the help that these patients need.

Why do we offer mental health assistance?

Mental health is as important as physical health, and perhaps more complex. It tends to be underestimated and to go unnoticed by families and communities, without receiving the attention and assistance it deserves. At Companion Home Care we take care of mental health as well as physical health and we fight for equitable treatment and care for both areas.

Mental illnesses are very varied and common, and affect not only the patients who suffer from them, but also their social and family circle, who live closely all the changes and consequences that comes with the patient’s health evolution.

Because of this, is very important to count with professional assistance that can attend and help always they could need, and maintain a constant and continuous suitable care to avoid the patients’ health relapse and look for their recovery and amelioration or palliation, offering the best quality life that everyone deserves.

Our Staff:

Veronica P. Thompson
Veronica P. Thompson has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Juvenile Corrections and is currently the Director of CAP/IDD/MR Behavioral Health Innovative Services/Mental Health Qualified Professional at Companion Home Care.
A strong advocate for the I/DD population, their families and stakeholders, she involves her clients in all Plans of Care to get access to the best sources of Innovative Waiver Services available for the most beneficial outcomes of a better quality of life.
Her professional interests focus on Tailored Plans designed for individuals with significant behavioral health needs and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), and other special populations (TBI & Autistic).
In addition, she has served as Qualified Professional for Intensive In-Home Services with the youth population ages 5-18 years old at Stevens Outreach Services in Lumberton NC for 2 years.
This position was very rewarding yet challenging as the Qualified Professional is responsible for facilitating relationships and serving as a link between the company, parents/guardians, local agencies, and the community.
Celia Locklear
Celia Locklear has been part of Companion Home Care’s team since 2009 starting as a Medical Records Clerk. She also worked as a fill-in of Habilitative Assistant until 2019 when she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and accepted the position of Associate Professional for Companion Home Care’s Innovations Program.
Celia is excited to be able to use her wealth of knowledge in the mental health area to assist clients and families around south eastern North Carolina.

About our Managed Care Organizations (MCO)

Eastpointe offers behavioral care to people who need help with problems due to substance abuse, mental health, or intellectual/developmental disabilities, to make it possible for everyone to live meaningful lives.
Trillium Health Resources is a leading Managed Care Organization with years of experience providing help and specialty care for individuals with substance abuse, mental illnesses, and intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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