Institute for Mental Health

Empowering you

At the Institute for Mental Health, we empower you to make a better life for yourself. With proper care and treatment, you can become a stronger decision-maker, enhance your social skills and self-esteem, emerge from isolation and develop increasing independence.

St. Mary’s Medical Center offers progressive, high-quality inpatient psychiatric programs for adults at the Institute for Mental Health, a 40-bed psychiatric center on campus. Dynamic, caring professionals work in harmony to help improve quality of life for those with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders, addictions, or other conditions requiring therapeutic intervention.

Programs include inpatient care for persons with emotional disorders, including dual diagnosis (emotional disorder combined with chemical dependence), Geriatric Program, and Electro-Convulsive Therapy.

Inpatient programs

If you’re struggling with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders, an inpatient program may be right for you. In our inpatient program, you’ll talk with your psychiatrist and discuss your options. In addition you will receive a comprehensive medical evaluation. Also, you will meet with clinical therapists, discharge planners and be involved in activities that encourage recovery and emotional strength. Treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for severe depression and other mental or emotional symptoms may also be suggested, which can be provided on an outpatient basis.

Geriatric program

For older adults whose mental illnesses are keeping them from participating in daily life, St. Mary’s Medical Center offers a unique inpatient geriatric program. You’ll receive psychiatric and medical evaluations within 24 hours of being admitted, and you and your family will work with licensed professionals to coordinate an effective, personalized treatment plan.

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