Mental Health

Mental Health

For many adults, behavioral health problems can be as serious and as challenging to their physical health. Accurate diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions can greatly enhance the quality of life.

We have established a specialized 40-bed unit within our hospital to focus on geropsychiatry, an area of medicine that addresses the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults, and a 20-bed adult mental health unit to treat mental health needs for anyone 18 years and older. Our experienced, compassionate team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing the tender care and the emotional support these patients and families need.

Our Team Approach

Because a number of factors impact a person’s mental health, we take a team approach to treatment. These healthcare professionals work together to address each person’s unique needs. Our team includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Rehabilitation therapists

Mental Health Conditions

Among the symptoms and conditions we assess and treat are:

  • Anxiety
    Difficulty sleeping; feelings of restlessness, panic or impending doom; sudden inability to deal with stressful situations
  • Depression
    Inability to accept or adjust to loss; significant change in appetite, sleep patterns or energy levels; feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or guilt; loss of interest in pleasurable activities
  • Chronic Pain
    Uncontrolled, continuing pain; use of multiple pain medications
  • Psychosis
    Seeing, smelling, hearing or feelings things that aren’t there
  • Paranoia
    Accusing others of negative behaviors or thoughts that are unrealistic; combative or violent behavior
  • Cognitive Changes
    Significant memory loss; impaired judgment and insight; inability to take care of day-to-day needs; acute deterioration of coping skills and judgment, placing the person or others at risk
  • Suicidal or Homicidal Feelings
    Thoughts of death, suicide or murder; self-injuring behavior
  • Phobias
    Fears that limit daily activity
  • Mood disorders
    Severe mood swings; feelings of elation, unlimited energy, pacing, or lack of sleep; sudden onset of severe depression


Our team offers a wide range of medical and behavioral health services, including:

  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Management of medical conditions
  • Medication management
  • Dietary consultation
  • Recreational therapy assessment and treatment
  • Psychotherapy (individual, family and group)
  • Education for patients and families on diagnosis, treatment options and medications
  • Assistance with discharge planning and financial issues


Anyone can begin a referral to our Behavioral Health Unit, including friends and family members, primary care physicians, social service agencies, clergy, and long-term care facilities.

Before admission, we perform a free screening to ensure that the patient is medically stable and meets our unit’s criteria for admission.

For evaluation or admission information, please call (702) 649-7711.