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Whole Person Care

Mental and Behavioral Health Care

At Mission Health, we’re committed to breaking the stigma of mental illness and providing care that focuses on your well-being. Life changes quickly, and those changes can cause real distress. We’re here to remind you that you are not alone.

We provide the most acute psychiatric care in the western North Carolina region, and our team of fully licensed and accredited health professionals are here to help you achieve optimal mental and behavioral health. Our extensive behavioral health services offer much-needed support when you or a loved one feel overwhelmed, helpless or hopeless.

Our mental and behavioral health program focuses on enhancing a person’s skills and resources to build self-confidence and self-reliance for:

  • Transitions
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Managing Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Negative Thinking
  • Medication Education
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicide Prevention

Get Started with Behavioral and Mental Health Services at Mission Health

Our team of experienced and compassionate healthcare providers work with patients on an individual level, and offer confidential assessments to help determine what treatment program is going to be right for you or your loved one. Through depression and suicide risk screenings, your care team will identify the best treatment path to ensure a safe healing environment. Our behavioral health care team looks at holistically treating the whole person. We partner with primary care and specialty health providers to provide support services and treatment plans.

The Mission Mental and Behavioral Health Program accepts Medicare, most commercial insurance and self-pay.

Please call 828-213-4696 to schedule your assessment today, or click here for more information.

*If this is an emergency and you’re worried about your own or someone’s safety, visit the emergency department or call the Vaya Health Customer Services Line at 1-800-849-6127, which can direct you to a crisis center or send mobile crisis services to you.

Telemedicine and Psychiatry

To ensure patients receive the care they need, when and where they need it, Mission Health offers telemedicine programs at all hospitals and even in primary care offices. Our telepsych programs ensure that patients get the care they need even if they live in a rural area or during a time when practices are closed. This program is available 24 hours a day to all Mission Health hospital emergency departments.

The Mission Behavioral Health telepsych program offers crisis services for any patient presenting in an emergency department with behavioral health needs. This allows each patient to be evaluated by a mental health clinician and a psychiatrist to ensure that a correct and safe treatment plan is developed.

Telepsych is another example of Mission Health utilizing new technology to provide high quality care to all of western North Carolina.

What Is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health includes mental health care, but goes far beyond that. It looks at how behaviors impact someone's health and takes into account everything from a person’s emotions and their sense of self to their ability to function in everyday life.

Our behavioral health providers look at a host of health conditions, including mental health issues, substance use, drug use, eating habits and physical health. As a discipline, behavioral health refers to mental health, psychiatric, marriage and family counseling, and addictions treatment, and it includes services provided by social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, neurologists and physicians. Behavioral health also encompasses a variety of healthcare services, such as prevention, crisis intervention, mental health treatment and recovery support services.