Integrative Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts and Mental Wellness with Britten Devereaux

Hope Out of the Darkness

26-10-2021 • 41 mins

Integrative Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts and Mental Wellness with Britten Devereaux

There is much more to mental health than a person's feelings. Sleep, diet, relationships, and screen time all contribute to a person's mental well-being. Britten Devereaux explains how and why she and her colleagues treat the entire person, along with the patient's family to achieve lasting relief from mental health struggles. Her compassionate approach not only has produced amazing results but also helps her feel hopeful each and every day.

If you are in crisis or know someone who is...please call:

Suicide Lifeline at 1-800- 273-8255

or text the word “help” to 741-741

About Britten:

Most recently, Britten changed her focus from subacute residential care to outpatient care based on families consistently seeking more flexible service scheduling. It grieves her heart to see people settle for status quo when the is a wild and free life just millimeters away. Her personal story is one of determination and leaving what doesn't work behind. Completing her Master of Science in Addiction Counseling concurrent to a role as Clinical Supervisor, then Managing Director, Britten ensures patients are treated with dignity and that care is tailored, time-bound, and specific. "Individual mental health is the axis point to family stability, marketplace innovation, and overall wellness."

As a Licensed Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Britten has her MAC from the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals and is committed to see staff and patients reach the goals they did not believe possible. You will often hear her talking about Pacific Solstice being the leading force to change the landscape of psychiatry. Combining services, neurological, social, and psychological, she educates families to move from scarcity and deficits (what she calls a wasteland) to psychiatric care that is collaborative and strengths-based (what she calls a capital city). "This ultra-personal space of the service sector demands innovation and hospitality. Given over time, generations, not just individuals, live a different narrative... one of courage, health, and connection."

  • The integrative approach uses more, not less
  • We heal together and learn together
  • Some of the treatments offered and how they work together
  • Ending the stigma within families facilitates healing
  • How MeRT works and what it can do
  • The effects of screen time on mental health
  • Healing veterans: isolation, Afghanistan, and the warrior mentality
  • Preventing ER visits for mental health crises
  • It all starts with sleep
  • The little things each day add up to hopeful


Connect with Shell Pavlis:

AFSP Board Member, Project 2025 Champion for Orange County, CA

Realtor® Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

All Shell’s Social:

Connect with our guest, Britten Devereaux:

Pacific Solstice Integrative Clinic:

Council on Aging OC

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Hoag Hospital

University of California, Irvine

Let’s Stop Suicide. Mental Health for All. Suicide Prevention. Suicide Support.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Orange County, CA:

Become a Volunteer


National Alliance on Mental Health

DiDi Hirsch Mental Health Services (LA & OC)

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