The Plano Chamber membership team is thrilled to present our monthly Member Spotlights! Each month, we will be highlighting different Plano Chamber of Commerce members to continue connecting our members with each other and the Plano community at large.
The Plano Chamber would like to welcome and spotlight member, Reflections Lifestyle Center. Heather Wagemann, our Membership Engagement Manager, asked Director of Strategic Partnerships, Jeremy Hardy, a few questions about their business, Chamber membership, and role in the community.
1. What would you like readers to know about Reflections Lifestyle Center and what you specialize in?
We are a day treatment program that serves those suffering from mental health and addiction issues. Our Plano location works with adults aged 18-65, and our location in The Colony serves adolescents aged 11-18. We are the only day treatment provider in DFW to utilize Lifestyle Medicine, which promotes “Total Mind and Body Wellness”. We also have our sister company, Prime Psychiatry, which provides customized psychiatric care for ages 11-65, and we have locations in Plano and Frisco.
2. Why did you choose to join the Plano Chamber of Commerce?
We want to be a part of a thriving group of businesses to establish quality partnerships, and the Plano Chamber has a great reputation for creating a culture where this happens for its members.
3. Tell us about your involvement in the community.
Being mental health providers, we are first mental health advocates, and our company as well as us as individuals support multiple non-profits and organizations in Collin County and beyond to help promote prevention and make sure people, regardless of finances, have access to resources and education.
4. What is your favorite part of your current work environment?
For us as a company to be able to provide high quality mental health and addiction care, we must first have a culture where our employees feel supported and encouraged to be positive and passionate about helping each other as well as our clients. We love having an energic team environment where our people can thrive, while providing life-changing care!
5. September is Suicide Prevention Month. Can you share with our members a few mental health awareness resources to share with their employees during this month and beyond?
First off, it’s important to know a few statistics for context. 1 out of every 4 adults, and 1 out of 5 adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental illness or addiction. This means it is very common, yet in Texas, specifically in DFW, the stigma is still very strong about getting help. And this results in people getting to a point where they can no longer control having thoughts of harming themselves, or results in people abusing substances to self-medicate, and that only gets worse and more dangerous without seeking help. Here are some links to resources and information that employers can have access to for them and their employees:
– Workplace Suicide Prevention Tips: https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2023/03/15/preventing-workplace-suicide/
–National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Confidential online chat is available at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
–Crisis Text Line: 24-hour support by texting HOME to 741741. More information at www.crisistextline.org
–Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas: Speak to a trained counselor on the 24-hour hotline at 214-828-1000 or 800-273-8255 or go to www.sccenter.org
–Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line: Grant Halliburton Foundation initiative that connects North Texans with mental-health resources customized to each caller at 972-525-8181 or go to www.HereForTexas.com