If you've been through a lot lately, you're not alone. The number of people struggling with their mental and emotional health is at an all-time high. Talking through what you're experiencing with someone you can trust—it helps a whole lot. Because let's face it. Life can be hard—really hard—and prioritizing your mental health isn't always easy. That's why we're here, to get to know you, what you're going through and help you get back to feeling like a more content and capable you.
A great place to start seeking mental health care is with your primary care doctor. They can refer you to one of our mental health professionals who specialize in the type of care you need. Beginning with your primary care doctor is sometimes the most affordable option, too. Find a physician near you by selecting one of the options below. Already have a provider? Visit the MyUnityPoint patient portal to send a message or schedule an appointment.
Therapy can be whatever you want it to be—whether you're having difficulties or just need someone to bounce ideas off of.
- Lori Ohrt, MSW, LISW, Therapist, UnityPoint Health
Mental Health Services
At UnityPoint Health, our team of experts is committed to providing comprehensive care every step of the way. We recognize exploring behavioral and mental health care is a big step. That's why we have programs for all ages, at varying levels of care, including inpatient, outpatient and walk-in clinics. Depending on which of our communities you live in, we offer the following services:
It's completely normal to feel down sometimes. But when these feelings become persistent, unmanageable or are accompanied by physical changes, it may be time to talk with someone who can help. We're here for you. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, another mental health condition or just need someone to talk to.
Symptoms of anxiety, depression and mental health conditions can include:
If you're experiencing a crisis and thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, call 988 to be connected with a National Suicide Lifeline counselor.
If the situation requires emergent medical attention (e.g., intentional overdose, self-harm injuries requiring medical attention), please continue to call 911.
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