Mental Health Services in Jackson Hole
Treatment for Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse & More
Mental health issues affect millions of people every year and too often
they go undiagnosed because people do not realize their condition can
benefit from medical assistance. Depression and anxiety are something
no one should have to struggle with on a daily basis. At St. John’s
Health, we provide resources to patients and families dealing with mental
and behavioral health concerns. We believe in the value of personalized
care that is tailored to the specific needs of each and every patient.
Call the St. John's Mental Health Resource Line at
307.203.7880 to be connected with a licensed clinical
social worker at St. John’s.
Defining Mental Disorders
Diagnosing mental and behavioral disorders requires an extremely skilled
medical eye. No physician wants to diagnose a patient with a medical condition
when they are experiencing a normal, temporary bout of depression or anxiety.
Unfortunately, many patients stop seeing the doctor about their mental
health concerns after they have been told not to worry about them. It
is important that you emphasize the intensity of your condition and how
long it has been going on for. Doctors need to know that your problem
is chronic and reoccurring in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
- Mental conditions that can benefit from medical treatment include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Chemical dependency
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Suicidal thoughts
- Bipolar disorder
- Autism and other behavioral disorders
Our physicians know what questions to ask and what factors to consider
when diagnosing mental health conditions. Treatment may involve medication,
counseling, and therapy. Through our
social services department, patients and their families can access crisis counseling,
group therapy, and support groups that can benefit their mental health care.