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?

According to the National Institutes of Health, at least one out of every four adult Americans has a mental health disorder. Mental health can affect your motivation and self-care, which may lead to physical problems. It is important to be proactive about your mental health. Pay attention to your feelings. Get enough sleep. If life seems overwhelming, reach out for help. Perry Memorial encourages you to take charge of both your physical health and your mental health. 

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. Many people struggle with mental health issues without knowing about it or having options to deal with it. Perry is committed to serving the needs of the community.

What services are available?Ariel Pozzi, Perry Memorial hospital LCSW

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. Ariel Pozzi, LCSW is available at the Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic and at Perry Memorial Prompt Care to assist patients with mental counseling and substance abuse. She is trained to assess mental and emotional health in patients of all ages and create an individualized counseling plan. After treatment, ranging from a brief course of focused treatment to more intensive counseling, Ariel will work with patients to guide them on a long-term mental health plan. TelePsych services are also available at the 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. 

What do you offer to help with addiction?

Perry Memorial Prompt Care has developed its team to help patients successfully overcome addictions. Between using Suboxone to mediate the feelings of withdrawal and counseling to motivate and encourage patients to stay committed, Prompt Care's team works hard to ensure every patient leaves with a long-term strategy and ability to avoid relapse. The team includes Dr. Paul Bonucci, board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in substance abuse, Cory Kramer, APRN, FNP certified in Suboxone treatment, and Ariel Pozzi, Licensed Clinic Social Worker.

How can I get a mental health assessment?

Schedule a mental health assessment by calling the Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic at 815-876-4531.