Awakenings Treatment Center joins call to prioritize mental wellbeing this World Mental Health Day

Awakenings Treatment Center: Mental Wellbeing is Our Priority This World Mental Health Day

AGOURA HILLS, California – With unprecedented numbers of people continuing to suffer from mental distress, it’s important to shine a spotlight on the importance of recognizing and treating mental health disorders on World Mental Health Day.

Awakenings Treatment Center will join mental health organizations and providers to celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th, 2023. The celebration is part of a global initiative to spotlight mental health and mental health care. 

“We are living in uncertain and stressful times, and many people are experiencing aggravated mental health symptoms or struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues for the first time,” said Awakenings Treatment Center founder Dr. Shari Corbitt. “World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to focus attention on the vital need to prioritize mental wellbeing, so that we can begin to heal ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities.”

Too many people suffer from a mental health disorder

One of every four people is affected by a mental, neurological, or substance use disorder at some point during their lives, according to the World Health Organization. These disorders were on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 created heightened fear, anxiety, isolation, and uncertainty for millions of people around the world. 

An increase in anxiety and depression during the pandemic

Corbitt has noticed a steep increase in clients with anxiety and depressive symptoms related to the pandemic. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that more than half of American adults reported mental health challenges due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. Many cited difficulty sleeping or eating, worsening chronic conditions, and increases in alcohol consumption or substance use.

“We know people are suffering, and we want them to know there is help available,” said Corbitt. “We encourage those concerned about their own or a loved one’s mental health to reach out.”

Awakenings Treatment Center provides state-of-the-art care 

Awakenings Treatment Center provides state-of-the-art care for people suffering from a wide range of serious mental health disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and schizophrenia.

The Center also treats clients with drug addiction, chronic pain, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, and dual diagnosis disorders. In addition, Awakenings provides a one-of-a-kind specialized program supporting the LGBTQ community.

Awakenings Treatment Center is located at 28632 Roadside Drive, Suite 210, in Agoura Hills. For information on admissions, call 855-717-3268 or visit