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Take the first step toward healing. We’ll walk with you the rest of the way.

Your quality of life depends on your emotional and mental health, as well as knowing how to manage stress and cope with daily challenges. From alcohol and drug addiction to delirium and dementia, any number of illnesses can compromise your health, work and relationships. If your moods, thoughts or behaviors seem out of control, the skilled and compassionate team at St. Mary’s can help you find sure footing again.

Heal both body and mind.

If you or someone you love is in a crisis, come to the Institute for Mental Health at St. Mary’s Medical Center. IMH offers progressive, high-quality inpatient programs for those with addictions, acute or chronic psychiatric disorders, and other conditions requiring therapeutic intervention. You and your family will encounter dynamic, empathetic professionals working together in a structured, nurturing environment that provides close observation and treatment.

The Institute for Mental Health at St. Mary’s Medical Center is a 40-bed adult psychiatric treatment center, dedicated to providing high quality behavioral health treatment. The Institute offers a progressive treatment environment of dynamic, caring professionals. These specialists work in harmony to help improve the quality of life for individuals with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders, or other conditions requiring therapeutic intervention.

Adult Psychiatric Program

Our inpatient program is designed for adults who may be experiencing a variety of emotional disorders. This structured and nurturing environment provides close observation and treatment, while promoting a higher level of independence.

Upon admission to the program, patients receive a psychiatric and medical evaluation. Based on this information, an individualized treatment plan is developed with the patient under the direction of a professional, multidisciplinary team consisting of affiliated physicians, licensed psychiatric nurses, Masters-level therapists, mental health counselors and clinical case managers.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsion Therapy (ECT) is a treatment option for adults 18 years and older who experience severe episodes of major depression, persistent suicidal ideation, mania and some forms of schizophrenia. Additionally, eligible patients have either not responded to medications, or have symptoms that are too severe to undergo medication trials. ECT consists of brief electrical stimulation of nerve cells within the brain to release chemicals that may help restore normal functioning.

Treatment is typically provided three days a week, depending on the patient’s individual needs. This can also be performed as an outpatient procedure. Before treatment, patients and families receive detailed information and education regarding this form of therapy.

For questions regarding any of these treatment options, call the intake department at the Institute for Mental Health at St. Mary’s Medical Center at (561) 840-6040.

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