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Mental Health services offered in Laredo and Zapata, TX

Mental health care encompasses all of your emotional and psychological needs to help improve your quality of life. At Border Clinic, PLLC, Claudia Mercado, MD, and Mario Salinas, DNP, FNP-C, offer caring mental health support and custom treatment plans so they can deliver the best care possible. To schedule an appointment for mental health services, call the office in Laredo, Texas, and Zapata, Texas, or book online today.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Your mental health refers to your emotional and psychological wellness. It affects how you feel, think, and behave. Mental health also plays a role in how you make decisions, handle stress, and interact with others.

Your mental health and well-being depend on many factors, including genetics, experiences, and family history. Mental health issues are common and affect people of all ages. But mental health problems are treatable. 


What are common mental health issues?

There is a broad range of mental health issues. However, some of the most common include anxiety, depression, and ADHD.


Depression is a mood disorder that causes ongoing feelings of hopelessness and sadness. It’s very common and affects people of all ages. 

If you’re struggling with depression, you might feel very alone. But depression is treatable, even in severe cases. 



It’s normal to feel some anxiety before an interview for a job or a big exam. However, if your anxiety is an ongoing problem that interferes with your daily life, then you may have an anxiety disorder. 

Border Clinic, PLLC, can provide the care you need to reduce your feelings of fear and nervousness so you can go back to living your life. 

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that most often presents during childhood. People with this condition struggle with attention, sitting still, and impulsivity.

In children, ADHD may affect learning and socializing, while in adults, it may interfere with employment and relationships. 


When should I seek mental health care?

Common signs and symptoms you might experience that may prompt you to seek mental health care include:

  • Intense feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Excessive worry
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Unexplained weight changes
  • Disproportionate worry
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Easily frustrated or angered
  • Extraordinary energy
  • Frequently distracted
  • Displays of frustration

Many of these symptoms are normal, especially if they happen infrequently. But continuous examples of these behaviors deserve an evaluation from Border Clinic, PLLC.

Border Clinic, PLLC, values and respects every mental health patient, and the providers are ready to help you with your mental health needs. To schedule an appointment for mental health services, call the office in Laredo, Texas, or book online today.