Tupelo Psychiatry Clinic To Celebrate Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

June 1, 2022, Tupelo, Mississippi

Newly opened Arise Psychiatry will mark its official Grand Opening on June 7, 2022, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its downtown Tupelo location. Joining in the ceremony will be the Tupelo Community Development Foundation, Arise Psychiatry team members, and Relias Healthcare leadership and team members.

Arise Psychiatry is a patient-focused, physician-directed therapy center that provides comprehensive medication and therapy services to address mental health needs for an array of patients. “I am proud to lead a clinic that provides great care and puts patients first,” said Dr. Johannu Lu, Arise Medical Director, and board-certified psychiatrist. “Arise is a clinic where patients feel at home and comfortable. When someone walks through the door or if we’re visiting on the phone or computer, we know who they are.”

Arise Psychiatry is a subsidiary of Relias Healthcare, a healthcare solutions company founded and headquartered in Tupelo.

“I’m so proud to have a clinical and care team that emphasizes a “patient-first” model of care,” said Joe Johnsey, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Relias Healthcare. “Each patient is an individual and has particular needs. Our Arise team wants to help our patients move past the stigma of mental healthcare and encourage how good mental health can be beneficial in all aspects of their lives. I look forward to sharing some more exciting plans in the coming weeks for how Arise will change the face of mental health in our communities and improve the lives of our patients and their families.”

The ceremony will be at 111 S. Spring St, Floor 2, in Tupelo, MS from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

“Our Arise team wants to help our patients move past the stigma of mental healthcare and encourage how good mental health can be beneficial in all aspects of their lives.”

Meet your team

Dr. Johanna Lu is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been practicing since 2014, providing mental health care to all ages, as well as mentorship and directorial roles from New York City to Mississippi. She is serving as Medical Director for Arise Psychiatry.

Dr. Lu was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she obtained her medical degree from UNIBE School of Medicine and graduated magna cum laude. She then moved to New York City and completed her psychiatry residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a Weill Cornell Medical College, where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Lu has participated as a speaker at the United Nations and has advocated for women’s mental health, specifically during pregnancy. When not practicing and visiting with patients, she loves traveling, spending time with her family, and playing video games!

Ruth Bibeau is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and is a valuable member of the Arise team. She has worked in the nursing field since 2009 and services include assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and medication management, provided to a variety of patients.

Ruth is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 2004. She then made the decision to pursue her nursing degrees and received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University, and then completed her Master of Science in nursing from the University of South Alabama. She then moved to Tupelo in 2018.

Outside of work, Ruth enjoys cooking, traveling, nature, and spending time with her family.

Kaleshia Owens is serving as the Arise Office Administrator. She is passionate about mental health and has worked in the field for 16 years.

After completing her education at Itawamba Community College, she began working for the Behavioral Health Center, in Tupelo, as a mental health technician. In 2019 she transitioned to outpatient treatment at the Behavioral Health Center. She is excited to continue working with Dr. Lu at Arise.

Kaleshia and her husband have resided in Okolona since 2007.

When not at work, she enjoys being outside, specifically in her flower beds! She also likes reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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