Mental Health

Also known as: Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Care

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of mental illness, we encourage you to seek treatment.

If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal, please go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital or call 911.

When you enter one of our psychiatric facilities, you’re entering a safe and confidential environment. Psychiatric illnesses are very similar to medical and surgical conditions. They can be chronic or acute, but no matter your symptoms, we’re here to help.

We use individualized assessments to create the most effective course of treatment for your mental health. We take into consideration your psychiatric history and current life circumstances as well as any relevant medical problems that may be affecting your mental health.

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Concentration problems
  • Excessive fears or worries
  • Withdrawal from friends or activities
  • Sleeping problems
  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily activities or stress
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Sex drive changes
  • Significant changes in eating habits
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thoughts

On occasion, some of us need more behavioral health support. This support can take different forms, for instance, weekly visits for psychiatric stabilization or an assessment to determine the right level of care needed at that time.

Providence behavioral health psychiatry can help. Our providers – psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and licensed therapists – develop care plans, manage medications and offer therapy. Your care team may consist of:

  • Psychiatric physicians
  • Experienced psychiatric nurses
  • Psychologists, therapists
  • Case managers
  • Social workers
  • Speech therapists
  • Spiritual care providers

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression. They provide counseling and can prescribe medications to treat mental illness. Psychiatrists may further specialize in specific areas, such as addiction psychiatry, or in treating specific age groups, such as adolescents.

Through inpatient and outpatient programs, you can be certain we will provide optimal care for your mental health needs. The psychiatric treatment services we provide include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Social withdrawal
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Neuropsychological assessment and testing
  • Psychosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Grief

Doctors Specializing in Mental Health

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

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