It's okay to not feel okay. We're here to listen.

Take Care of You

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.

Let the Healing Begin

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.

Our Mental Health Centers

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:

  • Behavioral health walk-in clinics
  • Mental health clinic services
  • Mental health hospital services
  • Counseling and psychiatry
  • Medication management
  • Behavioral health urgent care
  • Emergency psychiatry services
  • Residential treatment
  • Telepsychiatry
  • Community resources
  • Addiction treatment

When to Seek Mental Health Care

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:

  • Physical changes such as nausea, upset stomach or body aches
  • Social changes or withdrawal from family or friends
  • Excessive worry or fear
  • Feeling sad, lonely or isolated
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Often feeling irritable or angry
  • Changes in sleeping habits such as trouble sleeping, fatigue or sleeping too much
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness
  • Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed
  • Having thoughts of harm to self or others

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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