​​​​​​​​​Behavioral health at The Christ Hospital Network

Mental health and wellness are essential to a happy, well-balanced life, but it’s not always easy to achieve. When you or a loved one is struggling with an emotional or psychological issue, don’t hesitate to seek help. Many variables can impact your mental health — genetics, trauma, life experiences or drug or alcohol use can all play a role. 

At The Christ Hospital Health Network, we use a holistic approach to examine all the variables that can affect your behavioral health and develop a plan that promotes your optimal health and wellbeing.

Our team-oriented care gives you access to the experts you need, including:

  • Attending psychiatrists and activity therapists who use their compassion and expertise to help you identify and address the issues affecting your wellbeing. 

  • Registered nurses and patient care assistants with special training in behavioral health conditions and their far-reaching impact.

  • Licensed alcohol and drug counselors to help you understand and conquer substance abuse issues.

  • Social workers to help you manage the many challenges you face when dealing with mental health disorders.

  • Physician specialists and medical nurse practitioners assist with managing the medical needs.

We offer specialized inpatient areas licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS) to provide prompt and effective treatment to adults, seniors, as well as adults in psychiatric crisis needing intensive care services.

When is it time to see a behavioral health specialist?

Everyone has a bad day or “a case of the blues” now and then, but when overwhelming sadness, depression and lethargy have invaded every area of your life, it may be time to ask for help.

Talk to a behavioral health specialist if you experience:

  • Changes to your sleeping or eating habits

  • Extreme lack of energy or motivation

  • Feelings of unrelenting sadness and doom

  • Frequent crying

  • Hallucinations or difficulty determining what’s real

  • Inability to focus or make decisions

  • Lack of interest in activities you previously enjoyed

  • Lasting anger, anxiety or paranoia

  • Thoughts of self-harm

  • Thoughts of harming others

Conditions we treat

At The Christ Hospital Health Network, we treat a wide range of issues and conditions that affect your behavioral health, including:

  • Anxiety disorders—anxiety and its related issues that interfere with your daily activities and relationships.

  • Bipolar disorder—a mental health condition characterized by mood changes with extreme highs and lows.

  • Depression—persistent, overwhelming feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or lack of interest in activities you previously enjoyed.

  • Personality disorders— long-term behaviors and thought patterns that result in unhealthy, inflexible functioning.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—a condition caused by a situation or incident that was terrifying, traumatic or life-altering.

  • Psychotic disorders—severe mental conditions that alter your thinking, perception, and ability to determine what’s real through delusions and hallucinations.

  • Schizophrenia—complex mental illness that causes confusion about what’s real and what’s not real.

  • Substance abuse—excessive alcohol use or drug abuse that causes illness, injury or serious damage (in the outpatient program)

  • Suicidal tendencies—thoughts and intentions of self-harm and ending your life.

Services we offer

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental health services that can incorporate a variety of therapies, including:

  • Bereavement and grief support—assistance working through the physical, mental and emotional issues that arise after a loved one dies.

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—goal-oriented treatment that uses a hands-on, practical approach to change thinking patterns and enhance problem-solving.

  • Medication management— evaluating and monitoring whether medications are getting the desired results.

  • Solution-focused therapy—looks at developing solutions to problems rather than focusing on the problems themselves.

  • Substance abuse services—treatment for issues related to drug or alcohol abuse (outpatient only).

  • Suicide prevention—strategies and treatment designed to prevent self-harm.

  • Support groups— assistance and a sense of community with others who share similar issues, goals and experiences.

  • Trauma-focused therapy—an approach that explores the connection between a traumatic experience and how it affects physical, mental and emotional health.

  • Wellness education—teaches healthy alternatives and coping strategies to improve your overall health and wellness.

Why choose The Christ Hospital Health Network?

Behavioral health services at The Christ Hospital feature comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services in a safe, confidential environment. We are members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and our staff has been recognized for providing exemplary care.

We offer:

  • ​An inpatient unit with three separate areas designed specifically to meet the needs of adults, seniors, and those in need of psychiatric intensive care.  We provide safe havens for diagnosis, evaluation, intervention and treatment for a wide range of mental and behavioral health issues.

  • Team-oriented, interdisciplinary care gives you the collective expertise of a group of experts working together to identify and address your specific mental health issues and needs.

  • Outpatient behavioral health consultation for existing patients at our Primary Care offices. Please note: this service is for existing primary care patients and requires an internal referral from your primary care provider as a collaborative approach to issues that may arise as part of regular care from that provider. Find a primary care provider​ with The Christ Hospital Physicians.​