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Mental health and wellness

Mental health is just as important as physical health, encompassing a person's emotional, psychological and social well-being. With the right diagnosis, many disorders and conditions can be treated.

Inpatient mental health care in Pulaski, Virginia

Compassionate, individualized mental health support.

Mental health plays a vital role in your overall wellness. At Transitions Behavioral Health at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, our psychiatrists and mental health therapists provide a supportive environment to heal from anxiety, depression, substance abuse or threatening thoughts.

Conditions we treat

Our program continues to produce positive outcomes because of the diversity of conditions we treat, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Assaultive behaviors
  • Depression
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Illogical thoughts or beliefs
  • Memory impairment
  • Psychiatric instability
  • Severe disorientation
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Threatening thoughts

Mental health services we provide

We understand that your condition is unique and informs your treatment plan. From intensive inpatient care to follow-up outpatient care, we are here every step of the way.

Services we provide

Our skilled team crafts a treatment plan that is singular to you. The individual components of your care may vary, but can include:

  • Coping skills training
  • Crisis intervention
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Discharge planning
  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • Outpatient follow-up care
  • Psychiatric triage
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stabilization
  • Therapy

You will be discharged from our facility with a comprehensive plan, along with a list of resources and providers in the community to support you. Our goal is to enable you to maintain and build upon the progress you made while participating in our program.

Substance abuse intensive outpatient program (IOP)

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse and is experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties, we offer a structured outpatient service to get you back on track. At its core, our IOP is built around group sessions, but also includes special events and opportunities for you to practice self-sufficiency.

Whether you are experiencing difficulty in your social, occupational, or home setting — or a combination of the three — you can expect the same level of care from our specialists. Our evidence-based recovery model revolves around patient-centered goal-setting and interventional treatment planning.

Located in the hospital, our IOP operates Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am to noon. For more information, call (540) 440-4420.

Our behavioral health facility

Transitions Behavioral Health is an 8,000-square-foot, 16-bed facility located in the hospital. We are proud to have all of our mental health services centralized in one location where we can treat personality, substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders under one roof.

While undergoing treatment at Transitions Behavioral Health, you will have access to a dedicated dining area, courtyard area, activities, therapy spaces and designated quiet spaces.

Depending on your condition, you will be treated by a mix of specialists, including clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, counselors, recreational mental health therapists, social workers and dietitians.

Mental health legal notice

If you or someone you love is in danger of self-harm or harm to others, a legal process may be initiated if there is not proper consent for a self-admission.

For you to know

When consent for admission is not forthcoming, a legal process is used to determine if there needs to be a temporary detention order (TDO) for additional clinical assessment. The TDO process is conducted by emergency services staff. These personnel perform preliminary screenings, followed by requests for a magistrate to issue the TDO for a "temporary detainment" until a hearing can be held. These hearings determine appropriate actions, up to and including a commitment.

Remember, this is a legal process established by the laws of each state. Although hearings are held at our facilities and we’re required by law to take certain steps, the process itself is out of our control since it is a legal process governed by the state.

We’re here to assist in finding safe and effective programs and services for each individual in need of mental health services.