Psychiatry

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Psychiatry

Well-being is more than physical. Mental and emotional health are vital to feeling truly well. If you're experiencing difficulties with your mental health, MetroHealth offers a wide array of behavioral health services.

Our psychiatrists offer both evaluations and treatment, and we accept patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Whether your challenge is new or ongoing, we are here to help.

Personalized Mental Health Care

The MetroHealth Department of Psychiatry team can address a variety of behavioral health issues, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia

We offer care in two formats:

  • Our inpatient psychiatric program is designed for people with acute mental health disorders that require intense, around-the-clock care and supervision.
  • Our outpatient psychiatric program is designed for people that have mental health disorders but can continue to live at home while they access care.

The therapies we offer in these programs can vary depending on the mental health issue at hand, but programs might include medication, individual psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. We also utilize group therapy sessions for people with shared experiences. For example, we offer sessions for people with histories of substance abuse, women who have experienced trauma and men with a history of trauma.

Recovery Services for Drug Addiction

When drugs or alcohol affect your life, MetroHealth can help. We offer psychiatric evaluations for substance abuse disorders. Then we work with patients and their families to map out personalized treatment plans.

Our intensive outpatient program for addiction can be a great help. Our 12-week curriculum is based on clinical research and administered by addiction specialists. Here you can learn more about how substance abuse issues develop, and you can pick up the skills you'll need to stay sober, including skills involving stress management, communication and mood regulation.

Treatment is provided via group counseling and individual counseling. Family education and 12-step group support are part of the program too. Our experts tailor treatment for your needs, and the length of the program is based on your progress.

MetroHealth's recovery services are open to anyone 18 or older.

The MetroHealth Mental Health Difference

Behavioral health is integrated into care all around MetroHealth. Our team offers care throughout Greater Cleveland too.

Our psychiatrists offer services in the Emergency Department at MetroHealth Medical Center. We have a doctor available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you enter the hospital with a psychiatric emergency, or you need someone to talk to because of an illness or injury that sent you to the hospital, we can help.

MetroHealth is pleased to offer mental health services outside of our facilities too. The Department of Psychiatry provides psychological evaluations for kids in foster care. We also have a specialized program for people leaving the Cuyahoga County Jail. Through the Reentry Assistance Program, we provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, as well as primary care. These services help people leave jail on the right foot. This program is backed by a grant from the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Administration.

We're able to do all of this thanks to the experts in the Department of Psychiatry. This diverse group ranges from board-certified psychiatrists to residents and social work students. Our attending physicians are all faculty at Case Western Reserve University. We have a robust teaching program that consistently brings new ideas and energy to our department. And our staff have experience in a wide range of treatment approaches.

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please go to your nearest emergency room.

To speak with someone now, see Frontline Services www.frontlineservice.org/our-services/resolving-crises or Suicide Prevention Lifeline suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now.

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