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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.


Behavioral health center in Fort Pierce, Florida

Mental health conditions are just as important as physical ones and should be treated with the same level of compassion, expertise and dedication.

That's why we provide comprehensive behavioral health services, including inpatient and outpatient treatment options, at HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital. Our adult inpatient unit offers comprehensive short-term psychiatric services for mental health conditions that require hospitalization.

Mental health conditions we treat

We treat a range of behavioral health issues, including:

  • Adjustment problems
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress management issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

We can also treat these symptoms of mental health conditions:

  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Consistent feelings of sadness
  • Excessive worry or fear
  • Extreme changes in eating habits, sleep patterns or energy levels
  • Hallucinations or loss of reality
  • Outbursts of anger or violence
  • Prolonged confusion
  • Withdrawal from family, friends or hobbies

Our behavioral health center's services

We can treat some behavioral health issues using talk therapy. More severe conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, may require hospitalization. Treatment options we offer include:

  • Crisis stabilization
  • Daily sessions with your psychiatrist
  • Education
  • Family sessions
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Medication management

We'll tailor treatment to your individual needs with a focus on helping restore your mental health and well-being.

Adolescent behavioral health program

Our adolescent program features an environment in which young people — from 13 to 17 years old — can receive inpatient care for behavioral health issues. Our unit, located in the Lawnwood Pavilion, features 12 beds in private and semi-private rooms. You will have access to amenities like indoor and outdoor therapy groups, activity areas, a pool and a gymnasium.

Inpatient mental health care

Our freestanding, 24-bed adult inpatient unit provides a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment where we can assess your psychiatric needs. The voluntary inpatient program spans four to six weeks and gives you access to:

  • Group, individual and family therapy sessions
  • Groups facilitated by licensed clinicians and mental health professionals
  • Medication management
  • Three group meetings (meals are provided) every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Outpatient mental health care

We recommend our adult intensive outpatient program (IOP) for people who need a more intensive level of care than traditional outpatient treatment. Our IOP offers the support you need to make important changes and be your best self.

We meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30am to noon. Each treatment day, patients attend three hours of group psychotherapy. Individual and family sessions are also available.

Types of therapy in our IOP

We use a wide range of therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive processing therapy, to address behavioral health conditions. IOP can help stabilize symptoms, improve functioning and reduce your risk of hospitalization. We also provide ongoing support to help people transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

More information about our IOP

For more information about the IOP or to schedule an intake evaluation, call our behavioral health center at (772) 466-1500.

Substance abuse treatment and detoxification

We provide comfortable, physician-supervised detoxification for people who need treatment for substance use disorders. Specialized dual diagnosis (two separate illnesses that each require their own treatment plans) groups are also available. We are here to help you take the first steps toward recovery.

Causes of mental illness

Factors that contribute to behavioral health issues include:

  • A family history of mental illness
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Brain injury
  • Stress
  • Toxic exposure
  • Traumatic experiences

If you suspect a mental health issue with yourself or someone you know, we're ready to provide the care you need. Seek a professional consultation right away.

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