Behavioral Health

Supporting wellness in mind and spirit

Behavioral Health at Beverly Hospital

Good health depends on more than your physical well-being. It requires wellness in body, mind and spirit. Behavioral Health focuses on ensuring you receive the right care for all three aspects of wellness. Through a combination of services, we help patients address their medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs and learn to make healthy choices.

We offer state-of-the-art care for all types of behavioral illness and substance use disorders. And it comes with a human touch. We aim to provide nonjudgmental care and create an environment the promotes healing and restoration. You can count on us for care that’s tailored to you or your loved one’s needs and delivered in a way that helps put you at ease and make you comfortable. Our services are available to people 18 years of age and older.

Symptoms of Behavioral Illness

Behavioral illness should not make anyone ashamed or embarrassed. It is an illness, like heart disease or diabetes, and you should not suffer in silence. The important thing is to seek treatment. With the right care, anyone can manage behavioral illness. And you or your loved one can go on to live a fulfilling, happy life.

Signs and symptoms of behavioral illness or disorder may include:

  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Appetite changes
  • Changes in mood
  • Decreased performance at work, school or other activities
  • Extreme anger or aggression
  • Feelings of depression or sadness
  • Illogical thinking
  • Increased sensitivity to touch, sights, sounds or smells
  • Memory loss
  • Odd or strange behavior
  • Paranoia or fear of others
  • Problems concentrating or thinking
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Trouble coping with stress
  • Withdrawal from people or activities one normally enjoys

If you recognize these signs and symptoms in yourself or others, contact us or your primary care doctor. We’re here to help.

Our Behavioral Health Services

We offer both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services. Care is provided at Beverly Hospital and our satellite locations at BayRidge Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Care

Our inpatient behavioral health programs provide diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of all types of psychiatric disorders. We also provide care for people with co-existing behavioral health and substance use disorders. Most admissions come through our emergency department.

  • Beverly Hospital’s Leland Unit provides 18 beds for adults. It serves patients with medical and behavioral health needs. It’s also home to our electroconvulsant therapy program.
  • BayRidge Hospital provides 62 beds for adults. It specializes in general psychiatry and provides care for people with psychotic disorders, substance use disorders and those who have attempted suicide. Court-ordered admissions are usually treated at this facility.
  • Addison Gilbert Hospital’s Senior Adult Unit provides 20 beds for people 65 years of age and older. It specializes in dementia care and sudden onset behavioral problems in older adults.

Treatments we provide include medication and talk therapy. We also offer electroconvulsant therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Outpatient Behavioral Health Care

Our Partial Hospitalization Program operates from Beverly Hospital’s Leland Unit and BayRidge Hospital. The program offers short-term day programs and group therapy. It’s intended for patients transitioning from the hospital back into the community. It may also be helpful for people hoping to avoid hospital admission or dealing with a crisis.

Support Groups

The support of others in a similar situation can be invaluable to the healing process. To assist with this, we offer a variety of support groups. These include groups for people dealing with specific health challenges, such as Overeaters Anonymous. But help is also available through groups like Learn to Cope. This program is designed for parents, family members and caregivers of people addicted to opioids and other drugs.

Learn more about our support groups.

Addiction Recovery

Our Addiction Recovery Program is designed for people with alcohol and drug addiction. To be admitted to the program, you must require medically supervised detoxification. You also qualify if you have a substance use disorder in addition to a major psychiatric illness.

Our Compass Program provides treatment for pregnant and parenting women with a history of substance use disorders.

Your Care Team

Various members of our team may bring their expertise to your care. Team members include dedicated psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses and behavioral health counselors. Social workers, occupational therapists, nutritionists and certified alcohol counselors may have roles as well. These professionals work with each other and with you to develop the best plan for your treatment and aftercare. We also encourage your primary care provider and community-based providers to participate in your care. Our goal is to ensure you have the right support when and where you need it.

Conditions We Treat

We provide care for a full range of disorders and conditions affecting behavioral health. 
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Catatonia
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Services & Specialties

Experts from several specialties may play important roles in your care:

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