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In that space is our power to choose our response. 

In our response lie our growth and our freedom."

- Victor E. Frankl​

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We are nationally Board-Certified to see patients of all ages.

We  diagnose and treat all Neuro-Psychiatric illnesses across the life span. We are also  a Teaching location  for  Affiliated Universities, Medical Schools and Graduate Education Programs; in the Medical Specialty of Psychiatry.  

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The St. Lazarus Weekly News.

As U.S. suicides rates rise, Hispanics show relative immunity

NBC News

Maria Fabrizio

In California, the suicide rate for whites was 19 per 100,000 people in 2016, and the rate for Hispanics was 5.5 per 100,000, according to the state Department of Public Health. (Hispanics can be of any race.) The overall suicide rate in California in 2016 was 10.9 per 100,000.

Across the country, suicides have increased nearly 30 percent since the turn of the century.

Experts attribute the relatively low suicide rate among Latinos to the culture’s strong family and community support systems, which appear to bolster emotional resilience.

Check out AACAP's Suicide Resource Center.

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Using a Transgender Person's Name Can Decrease Their Risk of Depression and Suicide


De Elizabeth

A new study from The University of Texas at Austin has shed light on the importance of name usage for transgender youth. The study, which was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in preparation for the annual Transgender Day of Visibility, concluded that when young transgender people are able to use their names in areas of everyday life, their risk of suicide and depression decreases.

Study author Stephen T. Russell further explained his findings. "Many kids who are transgender have chosen a name that is different than the one that they were given at birth," he told UT News. "We showed that the more contexts or settings where they were able to use, the stronger their mental health was." (It’s important to note that just as someone’s pronouns may not be the ones ascribed to most people via a gender binary, a person’s name isn’t preferred; it just is.)

Check out AACAP's Facts for Families: Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth.

Racial Discrimination Can Take A Heavy Toll on Latino and Asian Teens

Psych Central

Traci Pedersen

Latino and Asian adolescents who face racial or ethnic discrimination are more likely to experience depression, poor self-esteem, lower academic achievement, substance use and risky sexual behavior, according to a new meta-analysis published in the journal American Psychologist.

“The consistent relations we identified are of particular concern, given the long-term linkages between depression, anxiety, substance use, aggression, hostility, and poor academic performance and engagement with an individual’s risk of illness or early death,” said Benner, who is an associate professor of human development and family sciences and a faculty research associate at the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Check out AACAP's Diversity and Culture in Child Mental Health Care.


Helping You Achieve Better Mental Health

St. Lazarus Behavioral Health PC. is a privately owned, CARF-accredited Specialist  Neuropsychiatry clinic located in Charlotte, North Carolina. At our  outpatient facility,  we  diagnose and manage  Psychiatric  (Psychological, Mental Health disorders )  in Children, Adolescents, and Adults, helping them cope and recover from their individual conditions.

Our practice comprises of clinicians who are Board-Certified in General Adult Psychiatry as well as in the Sub-specialty of Pediatric  (Child and Adolescent)  Psychiatry. We also have on our staff a Nationally Board-Certified Specialist in Addiction Medicine who is thoroughly trained in all current treatment modalities for substance use disorders.

St.  Lazarus  provides  Psychiatry  services for clients  of all ages, in  the Charlotte area,  Gastonia, and the surrounding areas. Furthermore, our team can conduct telepsychiatric sessions to those who are in other states including Florida, South Carolina, Virginia,  Louisiana, Georgia,  North  Carolina and New York.

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Nuestra Misión (For Our Spanish Speakers)

Nuestra misión es ayudar a los niños, adolescentes y sus familias quienes sufren de un stress causado por una enfermedad Psiquiátrica (mentaly de comportamiento). Estamos decididos a proveerle un cuidado de alta calidad y menor costo posible. St. Lazarus Behavioral Health Inc. esta abierto de lunes a viernes de 9am hasta las 5pm. Nos esforzamos por servir a nuestra comunidad al cuidar de nuestros clientes con integridad, respeto, honestidad, fidelidad y una actitud muy amigable y respetuosa. Nuestra oficina cuenta con un intérprete (inglés/español) si usted necesita este servicio.

Insurances Accepted

• Blue Cross Blue Shield

• United Behavioral

• Cigna  

                        • Secure Health
             • Tricare

                          • Medicare







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About Our Head of Clinical Services

Our head clinician, Dr. Samuel Inimbom Samuel, M.D., is uniquely trained in the two major international systems of Psychiatry;  which are the World Health Organizations'  phenomenology based  ICD 10 British Psychiatry, and the Research based DSM  system of American  Psychiatry.  Dr. Samuel teaches and supervises other clinicians at St. Lazarus in the most current evidence-based treatment for all  Mental  health and Substance Use disorders  across the life span.

Dr. Samuel demonstrates a combination of the following credentials:

Eight Years of Post-M.D. Graduate Medical Education in Pediatric, Adult, Geriatric and Rehabilitation  Psychiatry that comprise:

Three years of Postgraduate Medical Training in the Phenomenology-Based British and WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10 Psychiatry; and  Five years of  Post-Graduate Education in the Research-Based Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) of American Psychiatry. 

Dr. Samuel  holds four Neuro-Psychiatry Board Certifications by the  American Board of Medical Specialties: 

He is Board Certified in  the Medical Specialty of Brain  (Traumatic & Non-Traumatic) Injuries Medicineby the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and also Board Certified  in  the Specialty of  General (Adult) Psychiatry; by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  

His other Board Certifications are in the Sub-Specialty of  Pediatric (Child & Adolescent) Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, and  a  Sub-Specialty Board Certification in Addiction   Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

    "Being the best; takes  independence in our choices; towards a lifetime of learning, sacrifice & humility".  St. Lazarus

To set up an appointment, call us at 877-624-5802 or fax your referral to  478  474 6585 . You may also email your appointment requests to our HIPPA-compliant email address, at   [email protected]

"Is there anything about another human being that deserves respect or right of place? Or are they all; a waste of the creator's precious time and divine genius?  In which case; Iam the only one who deserves to be here, and who deserves to live in peace and self-respect. The  honest answers to these questions should heal my self-aggrandizing delusions, preserve a healthy sense of reality testing, guide my own behavior towards others, and above all; help me see the goodness in the six billion other temporary inhabitants of the earth; other than myself."   Samuel Inimbom Samuel MD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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