Lourdes and Mercy Health expand Behavioral Health Institute

Lourdes and Mercy Health announced today the expansion of the Lourdes Behavioral Health Institute to ensure patients receive quality treatment in a contemporary, state-of-the-art environment.
Opening spring, 2015, The Lourdes Behavioral Health Institute will offer comprehensive services for inpatients and outpatients. Patients will benefit from the latest innovations in safety features and a multi-sensory environment that includes music, color, lighting and exercise equipment to help patients reach their behavior management goals. The expanded center will include adult and geriatric services; a Partial Hospitalization Program; and Intensive Outpatient Program. All programs and services will continue to provide evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment provided by certified and licensed clinicians. Lourdes is exploring partnership opportunities with other providers for additional services.
Treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit – is part of our culture of care and the expansion will help provide a comprehensive approach to behavioral health care that will further support our community. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) behavioral health affects every person directly or indirectly:
·         One in four adults experience mental illness in a given year;
·         Approximately 6.7 percent of American adults?about 14.8 million people?live with major depression;
·         Approximately 18.1 percent of American adults?about 42 million people –live with anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorders and phobias.