Mental Health

Know how to access mental health care

Your mental health is as important as your physical health, and Perry Memorial Hospital is committed to providing high-quality services to maintain both. Patients suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse or mood disorders require health care providers who can diagnose and treat these conditions, caring for patients close to home. Perry Memorial encourages you to take charge of not only your physical health, but also your mental health. Mental health and physical health are interconnected in maintaining a balanced life.

What is mental/emotional health?

Mental or emotional health refers to your overall psychological well-being. It can include the way you feel about yourself, the quality of your relationships and your ability to manage your feelings and deal with difficulties. Just like physical health, mental health can affect motivation, energy levels and daily activities.

How important is mental health care?

Did you know that, according to the National Institutes of Health, at least one out of every four adult Americans has a mental health disorder? Have you considered being proactive with your mental health? Pay attention to your feelings. Get enough sleep. And if life seems overwhelming, reach out for help. Perry Memorial encourages you to take charge of both your physical health and your mental health. We care. We listen. And we are here for you.

Why is Perry Memorial committed to mental health?

Perry Memorial Hospital’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment identified mental health as one of the top three health needs within Perry Memorial’s healthcare service area of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam counties.

What services are available?

Perry Memorial Hospital offers assessment for both mental health and substance abuse, brief courses of focused treatment and linkage to other mental health providers for those who may need more intensive treatment. TelePsych services are also available at Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic. Dr. Sarah Bodner, a board-certified Psychiatrist, has the education and training to understand the complex relationships between emotional and physical illnesses. Treatments offered by Dr. Bodner include psychotherapy and medication management for patients 16 and older. Soon, Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic will add more pediatric and adolescent mental health services, also via TelePsych. 

How can I get a mental health assessment?

Schedule a mental health assessment by calling the Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic at 815-876-2344.