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Mercy behavioral health offers inpatient psychiatric care for patients who need the structure and support of residential treatment. Patients with co-occurring medical and/or mental health problems often require this level of care. We’re committed to helping behavioral health patients in our communities get the care they need to be able to live their lives to the fullest.
Making the choice to get psychiatric care isn’t easy, but professional help should be sought if you’re experiencing any of these severe symptoms:
It’s possible to be voluntarily or involuntarily hospitalized for a mental disorder. Patients may be involuntarily hospitalized if they are unable to care for themselves or may hurt themselves or others. While this is often a very confusing and frightening experience for the patient and their loved ones, Mercy’s behavioral health care team offers hope and healing.
If you or a loved one is feeling depressed and experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911 or go to a Mercy Emergency Department for immediate help.
We believe patients should be treated in the least restrictive setting that’s likely to be safe and effective. Inpatient care teams often include primary care providers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, substance use counselors, psychiatric or behavioral health nurse practitioners, nurses, aides in addition to others.
This “full team” approach is designed to treat the whole person including mental health, physical health and substance use conditions. Our inpatient mental health care services for adults include diagnosis, medication management as well as aftercare planning.
Mercy offers 24/7 support for mental health crises through our emergency departments. Licensed behavioral health experts perform all necessary mental health assessments in order to provide an accurate diagnosis and determine the best treatment plan for recovery.
In areas such as rural communities where access to behavioral health care is limited, Mercy uses virtual technology to perform emergency assessments, consultations and remote monitoring.
Psychiatric treatment in a hospital normally focuses on:
Medication side effects can happen. Your care team will work with you to develop a medication management plan.
Returning to regular life after discharge from inpatient mental health treatment can be challenging. To help you adjust successfully, we provide detailed aftercare support plans which include:
A diagnosis of a mental health condition in your child can be particularly stressful. At Mercy Kids, our pediatric behavioral health specialists offer exceptional medical knowledge and clinical skills for children in a caring, compassionate environment.
Inpatient pediatric psychiatric treatment may be voluntary if the parent or guardian agrees. Our care team will work with you and your child to identify, evaluate and treat their mental health diagnosis.
A key part of your child’s treatment is stabilization after crisis and reintegrating your child back into the family. Your child’s care team, working cooperatively with our network of community organizations, will help find you supportive care and ongoing treatment following discharge.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive inpatient mental health services to diagnose and treat a full range of behavioral health disorders & conditions, including:
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive psychological & psychiatric assessment services to diagnose mental & behavioral health conditions, including: