Behavioral Health

Mental health care where and when you need it most

Behavioral health conditions affect almost 1 in 4 people each year.

When you or a loved one feels anxious or depressed, has an eating disorder, lives with addiction or struggles with severe mental illness, IU Health can help.

Our Behavioral Health experts will support you. We will help you improve your health so you can thrive.

At IU Health, you’ll receive support to cope with life’s most difficult challenges. We will help you get what you need to improve your mental health and thrive.

We will review your symptoms and identify the behavioral health condition affecting you. Together, we’ll recommend a plan of treatment. Our team of experts include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Peer recovery coaches

We provide confidential, privacy-protected support for your needs in many locations.

We have on-site mental health experts located at many IU Health primary care offices. That means you can receive behavioral and mental health care close to home. We also work with emergency departments, other clinical departments and community agencies. That way, you get help when and where you need it.

IU Health provides different types of therapy to benefit you. This includes individual therapy, group therapy, computer-assisted therapies and coaching. We want to help you work through the difficulties in your life by providing tools to help you move forward.

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

IU Health is Indiana’s largest adult psychiatry outpatient program. We provide a full spectrum of adult care. Our focus is to study, diagnose, treat and prevent mental disorders.

From diagnosis through treatment and recovery, our doctors offer innovative treatment options. Our psychiatrists give mental health services for adults. We have vast expertise in treating many psychiatric disorders. We provide services such as:

  • Counseling: You may work with one of our clinical social workers or counselors. We’ll help you quit smoking, improve your mood or address anxiety.
  • Peer support and recovery partnerships: You may choose to connect with one of our peer supports. You'll partner with someone who has gone through similar challenges. These peer supports help you in your recovery.
  • Psychological assessment and diagnostic services: Our mental health experts use proven testing and tools. With these, they can diagnose and prescribe medications when necessary.
  • Psychiatric services: These services are available for those needing medication to supplement therapy.

These services allow us to treat the following in our outpatient setting:

Contact Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

For more information about our outpatient services, please call 317.329.7313.

Individual Therapy

At your initial appointment with us, we’ll listen to you and your concerns. We will assess, diagnose and help educate you. Together, we’ll develop a plan of care with you. This may include individual or group therapy services to match your specific needs.

Watch: What to Expect with Outpatient Mental Health Therapy

Intensive Outpatient & Group Therapy

If your symptoms are severe enough, you may need a higher level of care. We may recommend intensive outpatient therapy services. If you are traveling, IU Health may provide discounted hotel rates for you with partner hotels.

Group therapy can help patients suffering with many issues, including:

Substance Use & Addictions

If you struggle with substance use and addictions, we provide a complete, team approach to care. We tailor treatment to your specific needs from smoking cessation to opioid addiction.

Our Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers provide a structured therapy program for adults. These centers are available in Avon, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Martinsville and Muncie.

Addiction treatment may include any or all the following combinations of care:

  • Detoxification
  • Intensive outpatient therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medication-assisted treatment

All programs include peer recovery support partners. They are available via virtual or telephone communication if you choose.

Inpatient Services

You may face more intense or life-threatening mental health issues. These could include severe addiction, suicidal thoughts, delusional thinking or hallucinations. IU Health inpatient services provide around-the-clock care, medication and therapy. Our goal is to improve your wellbeing in a safe, comfortable, privacy-protected environment.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or currently feeling suicidal, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.

Specialized Services

IU Health provides a variety of specialized behavioral health services. These services are for patients who have not responded to other treatments but still have intolerable symptoms.

We offer electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). ECT provides a safe and effective brain electrical stimulation. It improves symptoms of mood disorders and schizophrenia. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to treat depression.

Our Approach to Behavioral & Mental Health

At IU Health, you’ll receive support to cope with life’s most difficult challenges. We will help you get what you need to improve your mental health and thrive.

We will review your symptoms and identify the behavioral health condition affecting you. Together, we’ll recommend a plan of treatment. Our team of experts include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Peer recovery coaches

We provide confidential, privacy-protected support for your needs in many locations.

We have on-site mental health experts located at many IU Health primary care offices. That means you can receive behavioral and mental health care close to home. We also work with emergency departments, other clinical departments and community agencies. That way, you get help when and where you need it.

IU Health provides different types of therapy to benefit you. This includes individual therapy, group therapy, computer-assisted therapies and coaching. We want to help you work through the difficulties in your life by providing tools to help you move forward.

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

IU Health is Indiana’s largest adult psychiatry outpatient program. We provide a full spectrum of adult care. Our focus is to study, diagnose, treat and prevent mental disorders.

From diagnosis through treatment and recovery, our doctors offer innovative treatment options. Our psychiatrists give mental health services for adults. We have vast expertise in treating many psychiatric disorders. We provide services such as:

  • Counseling: You may work with one of our clinical social workers or counselors. We’ll help you quit smoking, improve your mood or address anxiety.
  • Peer support and recovery partnerships: You may choose to connect with one of our peer supports. You'll partner with someone who has gone through similar challenges. These peer supports help you in your recovery.
  • Psychological assessment and diagnostic services: Our mental health experts use proven testing and tools. With these, they can diagnose and prescribe medications when necessary.
  • Psychiatric services: These services are available for those needing medication to supplement therapy.

These services allow us to treat the following in our outpatient setting:

Contact Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

For more information about our outpatient services, please call 317.329.7313.

Individual Therapy

At your initial appointment with us, we’ll listen to you and your concerns. We will assess, diagnose and help educate you. Together, we’ll develop a plan of care with you. This may include individual or group therapy services to match your specific needs.

Watch: What to Expect with Outpatient Mental Health Therapy

Intensive Outpatient & Group Therapy

If your symptoms are severe enough, you may need a higher level of care. We may recommend intensive outpatient therapy services. If you are traveling, IU Health may provide discounted hotel rates for you with partner hotels.

Group therapy can help patients suffering with many issues, including:

Substance Use & Addictions

If you struggle with substance use and addictions, we provide a complete, team approach to care. We tailor treatment to your specific needs from smoking cessation to opioid addiction.

Our Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers provide a structured therapy program for adults. These centers are available in Avon, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Martinsville and Muncie.

Addiction treatment may include any or all the following combinations of care:

  • Detoxification
  • Intensive outpatient therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medication-assisted treatment

All programs include peer recovery support partners. They are available via virtual or telephone communication if you choose.

Inpatient Services

You may face more intense or life-threatening mental health issues. These could include severe addiction, suicidal thoughts, delusional thinking or hallucinations. IU Health inpatient services provide around-the-clock care, medication and therapy. Our goal is to improve your wellbeing in a safe, comfortable, privacy-protected environment.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or currently feeling suicidal, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.

Specialized Services

IU Health provides a variety of specialized behavioral health services. These services are for patients who have not responded to other treatments but still have intolerable symptoms.

We offer electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). ECT provides a safe and effective brain electrical stimulation. It improves symptoms of mood disorders and schizophrenia. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to treat depression.

Emergency Mental Health Services

If you need immediate help, visit the Indiana Suicide & Crisis Hotlines webpage. You can also call 1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.273.TALK.

At IU Health, we provide the highest quality of care possible to you. We do this in an atmosphere that’s designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all our patients, regardless of issue or location.

Behavioral & Mental Health Services Near You

Many of our primary care offices include a mental health expert on-site. We can provide assessment and therapy services to you at the same place, and sometimes at the same appointment as your primary care visit. This model allows us to deliver the highest quality care to you and your loved ones in one place, for a variety of your needs.

We also offer peer support and recovery help. You can have peace of mind knowing you have a peer who has been through a similar struggle before and has recovered can give

Behavioral health specialists work with all types of providers. Not only do we work with IU Health providers in all our departments, but we partner with community providers as well.

We know our communities and have established partnerships with community agencies and organizations. We can refer patients to a community organization upon discharge from IU Health. You will have the assurance that your transition to your community is a smooth one. We’ll help you get the right supports in place.

24-Hour Consultation

You have access to around-the-clock consultations at all our IU Health hospitals. What does this mean for you? You will receive care from a mental health expert if necessary, regardless of location or time of day.

IU School of Medicine

We partner with the IU School of Medicine to provide you access to innovative treatment. Our physicians provide expert care based on the latest medical research. We conduct some of this research in our own labs and hospital rooms.

Why IU Health for Behavioral & Mental Health

At IU Health, we provide the highest quality of care possible to you. We do this in an atmosphere that’s designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all our patients, regardless of issue or location.

Behavioral & Mental Health Services Near You

Many of our primary care offices include a mental health expert on-site. We can provide assessment and therapy services to you at the same place, and sometimes at the same appointment as your primary care visit. This model allows us to deliver the highest quality care to you and your loved ones in one place, for a variety of your needs.

We also offer peer support and recovery help. You can have peace of mind knowing you have a peer who has been through a similar struggle before and has recovered can give

Behavioral health specialists work with all types of providers. Not only do we work with IU Health providers in all our departments, but we partner with community providers as well.

We know our communities and have established partnerships with community agencies and organizations. We can refer patients to a community organization upon discharge from IU Health. You will have the assurance that your transition to your community is a smooth one. We’ll help you get the right supports in place.

24-Hour Consultation

You have access to around-the-clock consultations at all our IU Health hospitals. What does this mean for you? You will receive care from a mental health expert if necessary, regardless of location or time of day.

IU School of Medicine

We partner with the IU School of Medicine to provide you access to innovative treatment. Our physicians provide expert care based on the latest medical research. We conduct some of this research in our own labs and hospital rooms.

Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment depends on your individual needs. Services span from outpatient therapy and medication appointments to more intensive inpatient treatments.

Anxiety

Chronic, excessive worry and stress that can manifest itself in physical ways such as headaches and muscle tension and can lead to more intense symptoms.

Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder (commonly called alcoholism) makes it difficult to control drinking, despite consequences, and results in withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop drinking.

Bipolar Disorder

Causing extreme changes in mood, thoughts, energy and behavior, you may feel lethargic, pessimistic and sad, or talkative, invincible and energetic.

Depression

A common mental health condition that may make you feel sad, tired, unmotivated, irritable and uninterested in activities you once enjoyed.

Related Services and Conditions for Behavioral Health

Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment depends on your individual needs. Services span from outpatient therapy and medication appointments to more intensive inpatient treatments.

Anxiety

Chronic, excessive worry and stress that can manifest itself in physical ways such as headaches and muscle tension and can lead to more intense symptoms.

Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder (commonly called alcoholism) makes it difficult to control drinking, despite consequences, and results in withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop drinking.

Bipolar Disorder

Causing extreme changes in mood, thoughts, energy and behavior, you may feel lethargic, pessimistic and sad, or talkative, invincible and energetic.

Depression

A common mental health condition that may make you feel sad, tired, unmotivated, irritable and uninterested in activities you once enjoyed.

Patient Stories for Behavioral Health

Mental Health America

This national nonprofit organization provides health information for several mental health conditions.

NAMI Indiana

The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a collection of online resources, including local and statewide organizations.

Resources

Mental Health America

This national nonprofit organization provides health information for several mental health conditions.

NAMI Indiana

The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a collection of online resources, including local and statewide organizations.