Encouraging, equipping and empowering patients and families to achieve whole person health.
Not all diseases are physical. Mental and emotional issues can severely affect all aspects of your life and can be just as debilitating as a physical disease. Vidant Health has behavioral health experts to help tackle issues like depression, anxiety, bi-polar, and schizophrenia as well as other mental illnesses.
We recognize that every patient’s circumstances are unique. That’s why we don’t work from a standard treatment plan. After carefully examining your needs, we develop a highly personalized treatment plan to get you back to a healthy, productive life.
Under the guidance of physicians and licensed therapists, we help manage your medications, provide family support and education, and refer you to other services that benefit you.
Mental Health Matters Series
Throughout May 2021, Vidant offered a series titled “Mental Health Matters: A Vidant Behavioral Health Virtual Education Series” to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month. See below to watch these sessions.
Why Vidant Behavioral Health?
For those who have not responded well to medication or other treatments, electroconvulsive therapy, also known as ECT, is a specialized treatment that is highly effective in patients with severe depression, suicidal ideations and severe psychosis.
- In Greenville, Vidant Medical Center has a specialized unit for patients with a mental illness and an intellectual disability. It is the only hospital in eastern North Carolina with a unit dedicated to the care of these patients. VMC also has one of the nation’s only Psychiatric/Medicine units in addition to its unit for any age adult needing psychiatric hospitalization.
- In Ahoskie, Vidant Roanoke-Chowan offers a special unit for those over age 65 with acute psychiatric illness as well as a specialty hospital separate from the main building adults needing psychiatric hospitalization.
- In Roanoke Rapids, Vidant North has a unit for any age adult needing psychiatric hospitalization.