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Dr. Aniefiok Agarin Joins OMC Behavioral Healthcare

Dr. Aniefiok Agarin Joins OMC Behavioral Healthcare

Free Screenings offered during May, Mental Health Month

Dr. Aniefiok Agarin joined Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Behavioral Healthcare recently. Her specialty is adult psychiatry. Dr. Agarin is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and she completed her residency at the University of California in San Diego.

She joins Dr. Richard Lucas, Dr. Jesse Rhoads, and Dr. Dawit Weldemichael at Behavioral Healthcare. In her spare time, Dr. Agarin, and her husband, Dr. Taghogho Agarin of OMC’s Pain Management Clinic, like to read and spend time with their baby. What attracted the Agarins to West Plains was the slower pace and family-friendly environment.

OMC Behavioral Healthcare is offering free screenings in May in West Plains at the OMC Parkway Center. Community members may walk in between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. No appointment is needed. Screenings for depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, and substance abuse are offered.

May is Mental Health Month. Mental illnesses are common and treatable, and help is available. Prevention, early identification and intervention, and integrated services work. Recognizing risk factors and signs of mental illness, understanding what mental illness is and isn’t, and how and where to get help when needed is the message that Mental Health America is sharing.

For more information about OMC Behavioral Healthcare or Mental Health Month free screenings, call 417-257-6762.

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