BHS Mental Health Services
At Butler Health System, we believe that families are the building blocks
of our community. We also know that today's families face more challenges
than ever. Our core philosophy is that building on each individual's
and families unique strengths and fostering positive experiences will
result in more rewarding lives and a stronger, more vital community.
Inpatient Mental Health
The Geriatric Psychiatry Unit provides inpatient hospital based services
for aging adults 55 years and older with special attention to the frail
elderly who may have multiple medical and psychiatric problems. We provide
comprehensive, specialized diagnostic and treatment services to the aging
adult, and offer support and education to their families. Comprehensive
discharge planning is also offered including assistance in coordinating
appropriate living arrangements and community resources.
A multidisciplinary team approach is valuable in determining an individual’s
needs. Our compassionate Treatment team of professionals is comprised
of a Board-certified Geriatric Psychiatrist, Certified Registered Nurse
Practitioner, Psychiatric Registered Nurses, Clinical Specialists, a Certified
Recreational Therapist, and Milieu Therapist. We also understand the importance
of family involvement and welcome their participation.
Individuals may benefit from an evaluation and treatment if they are experiencing
- Depression (persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness or emptiness)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Anxiety, restless and agitation
- Memory loss / confusion
The Adult Psychiatric Unit provides inpatient hospital based services for
adults 18 – 55 years of age. We offer comprehensive psychiatric
evaluation and treatment for individuals experiencing acute symptoms of
their mental health disorder. Services are provided by an experienced
multidisciplinary Treatment Team of professionals comprised of a Board
Certified Psychiatrist, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric
Registered Nurses, Clinical Specialists, Milieu Therapist and Recreational
- A comprehensive psychiatric and medical evaluation
- Medication evaluation and management
- Group programming and individual supportive therapy
- Comprehensive discharge planning to assist in securing out-patient services
and coordination of community resources.
- Support and Education for Families
Individuals appropriate for inpatient treatment would be those experiencing
acute symptoms associated with a cognitive, mood, personality or co-occurring
disorder such as:
- Suicidal / self-harm thoughts
- Depression and anxiety
- Mania – insomnia, poor judgement and insight
- Hallucinations, delusions, paranoia
- Inability to complete activities of daily living (eating, hygiene) in the
context of mental illness
Outpatient Mental Health
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT (ACT)
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a team-based treatment model that
provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with
severe and persistent mental illness 24/7. ACT is based around the idea
that people receive better care when their mental health care providers
work together. ACT team members help individuals address every aspect
of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment
or housing. ACT is typically used for people who have transferred out
of an inpatient setting but would benefit from a similar level of care
and having the comfort of living a more independent life than would be
possible with inpatient care.
For information on this program or how to refer an individual, please call
OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH - FAMILY SERVICES
INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY AND GROUP COUNSELING – We are proud to offer therapy services for individuals and families
from highly qualified professionals. Serving children and adults.
CHILDREN'S INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM – This program is designed to aid children with mental health disorders
in their social and emotional development. Tuesdays and Thrusdays, 4:30
pm - 7:30 pm, September - April. Children grades 1-6.
ADOLESCENT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM – This program provides family and community based treatment for
adolescents who have been identified as having significant difficulties
successfully integrating into the community, home and school based activities
due to poor social skills and a history of inapproporiate behavior. The
purpose of ASAP 2 is to improve the adolescent's social and emotional
functioning. Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, September - May. Adolescent
PARENT-CHILD INTERACTIVE THERAPY – In this short-term course, parents learn new ways to interact
with children ages 2-7 with a focus on improving prarent/child relationships
and developing improved communication skills.
CHILDREN'S SUMMER EXPRESS INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM – During this 6 week summer program, children with Disruptive Behavior
Disorders participate in courses designed to improve social, behavioral
and emotional development. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 3 hours each
day. Ages 5-18.
PLAY THERAPY – Therapeutic use of play to help children (typically ages 3-12)
to better express themselves and resolve their issues.
TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY – Trauma-focused CBT is an evidenced based treatment for children
and adolescents impacted by trauma. TFCBT can help resolve a broad array
of emotional and behavioral difficulties associates withsingle, multiple
and complex trauma experiences. Provided by TFCBT certified therapists.
PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION – Psychiatric assessment for children and adults completed by board
PHARMACOLOGIC (MEDICATION) MANAGEMENT – Assess need for psychotropic medication for symptom management.
Prescribing and medication management for clients receiving therapy with
BHS Outpatient Mental Health - Family Services.
Additional BHS outpatient programs include:
- Family Services Corps
- BHS Regional Recovery Program
For more information about any of the programs offered, please contact
BHS Family Services at 724-284-4894. Most Insurances are accepted.