Emerson physician

Behavioral Health

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, Emerson Hospital’s Behavioral Health department can help. We provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental health and chemical dependency treatment services for adults in a safe, caring environment. 

In fact, Emerson Hospital serves as a regional treatment facility for several managed health care plans — a testament to the high quality and effectiveness of our behavioral health services.

An estimated 1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health issue every year. There is no shame in seeking help, and our multidisciplinary staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, nurses and other behavioral health professionals is here to provide it.

Our specialty expertise includes:
  • Substance abuse (opioid, alcohol and other addiction issues)
  • Crisis stabilization (de-escalating someone’s level of distress associated with substance use or a mental health disorder) 
  • ECT (electro-convulsive therapy)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Family and relationship problems
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Psychopharmacology (medication to treat mental health issues)
  • Geriatrics (behavioral health issues in older adults)
We work closely with patients, families, primary care physicians and other health care providers to deliver an integrated program of evidence-based behavioral therapy and other support services to adults in need. 
 

The services we offer

PODCASTS


Substance Use Disorders
Stephanie Stratigos, DO, discusses substance use disorders, including who is most at risk, warning signs and red flags, treatment options, and what patients can expect during and after treatment.

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Listen to Sid Pani, MD, of Emerson Primary Care of Sudbury, explain the signs, symptoms, risk, and ways to prevent or alleviate seasonal affective disorder.

 

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12 Healthy Ways to Curb the Sunday Scaries

4/8/2022
It happens to many people — late Sunday you start to feel a pit in your stomach as you realize Monday is just around the corner. There is even a term for it: Sunday Scaries. Try these tips to help ward off the anxiety of the coming week.

Domestic Violence: Signs to Watch for and How to Help

2/2/2022
Many studies illustrate a link to the pandemic and an increase in domestic violence rates. Learn signs to watch for, why victims stay silent, and what to do if you suspect someone may need help.

Emerson Hospital Announces Grant Recipients to Enhance Mental Health Care in Community

1/24/2022
Three local organizations will receive funds from Emerson over the next three years to improve the accessibility of mental health services for residents.