Behavioral Health

During the past ten years, there has been tremendous growth in terms of understanding behavioral (mental) health and how it manifests itself through other illnesses. When it comes to the disease process, it’s fairly safe to say that few diseases affect only the body or only the mind. As Citizens Memorial Healthcare expands its behavioral health services, our focus is to treat the “whole” person, not just the parts.

According to the World Health Organization, five of the ten leading causes of disease burdens are from mental illness. Depression alone is the second greatest cause of disability in the world (after coronary artery disease) and the second most common cause of pain complaints (after advanced arthritis).

When treatment of the body alone fails to give the desired relief, it’s often because the part of the illness that affects the brain or mind has been left untreated. Providing “the other half of health care” to treat the neglected organ system and thus, the whole person, often will bring relief.

Numerous studies have shown a definite mind-body connection; for example, half of heart patients develop depression, and depressed patients are three times as likely to have a heart attack.

Parkview Wellness Center

CMH's special sub-acute center for geriatric patients ages 55 and older. The secured center provides evaluation, high patient-to-provider ratio, therapeutic activities and treatment for senior adults who are dealing with confusion, behavioral and/or cognitive problems.

Special Care Units

CMH’s skilled nursing facilities offer secured special-care units to assist those individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Daily planned activities and family support groups are offered. Special care units are offered in:

Clinic Counseling

CMH is dedicated to providing needed services close to home, which is why we provide behavioral health services in each of our certified rural health clinics. Psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses and licensed counselors travel to each rural clinic to treat patients on a weekly basis. Clinics are located in the following cities:

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