- Weight loss/gain, Appetite disturbance
- Crying spells
- Suicidal thought/plans/actions
- Unresolved grief
- Cognitive changes
- Social withdrawal/Isolation
- Loss of pleasure in ordinary activities
- Frequent doctor visits/medical complaints without clear medical findings
Signs of Mental Distress
Behavioral Health Services
Mental Health is an unseen, basic part of who we are but yet something most of us take for granted. Often it’s not until our mental health is challenged do we give it much thought.
With the fast-paced lives that we lead, we all face elements of mental distress. It’s how we are able to deal with these challenges that either positively or negatively impact our mental health and overall well-being.
The staff at Behavioral Health Services program at Wise Regional Health System understands the difficulties patients with behavioral disorders face and are committed to helping patients return to the highest quality of life possible, increasing their ability to function independently.
Our 20-bed Inpatient facility at Behavioral Health Services, provides comprehensive mental health services for patients in need of intense full-time treatment (emotional and behavioral problems). Our objective is to stabilize the patient in crisis, evaluate and diagnose the issue(s), and develop individualized treatment plans that promote the dignity and integrity of each patient.
Wise Regional’s staff of therapists, social workers, counselors and nurses coordinates services with our psychiatrist and psychologist to provide a variety of group, family and individual treatment modalities. These include psychotherapy, recreation and pet therapy, neuro-psychological testing, and medication stabilization. We also provide physical, occupational and speech therapy. Treatment options play an important role in helping patients enjoy fulfilling and productive lives, while encouraging a sense of competency and hope.
Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient program at Behavioral Health Services focuses on patients suffering from emotional, psychiatric or behavioral disorders and provides treatment in a daily, community-based outpatient setting where they return to their homes each evening. We work to improve their quality of life by reducing distress and helping increase their ability to function independently through therapy in a comfortable, stable, and welcoming environment.
Although each patient receives individualized treatment, we work with patients in group-based therapies to give them the support of other clients and to alleviate the sense that they are alone in their struggles.