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Adult mental health and wellness

You shouldn't accept depression, anxiety or severe mental health issues as "a part of life." Getting the right diagnosis and treatment are the first steps to healing.

Behavioral healthcare for adults in Aurora

Even if you don't feel like it's true right now, you can learn the skills you need to lead a healthy, balanced life.

HealthONE's Behavioral Health and Wellness Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental health services. Our specialized, supportive programs meet the mental, emotional and physical needs of adults between 18 and 64 years old. We can help you heal and thrive.

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Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Get an assessment

You can start on the road to recovery and wellness in just a few easy steps. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

You can start on the road to recovery and wellness in just a few easy steps. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

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Mental health conditions and symptoms

Our mental wellness programs for adults can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life crisis
  • Pre- and postpartum mood disorders
  • Psychiatric symptoms
  • Addictive behavior
  • Thoughts of self-injury
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Trauma

Our mental health care programs

Our comprehensive programs are designed to accommodate your level of need and your daily schedule. This gives you access to diverse therapeutic approaches that can improve your quality of life.

Adults between 18 and 64 years old may receive the benefits of our inpatient program, intensive outpatient program and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

To schedule an appointment or assessment here for adult mental health services, call (844) 556‐2012.

Inpatient program for adults

Our inpatient program offers 24/7 treatment for adults experiencing mental health and behavioral challenges. We individualize their treatments, but their care plan may include:

  • Coping strategies
  • Educational groups
  • Evidence‐based recovery model based on cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on changing unhelpful behaviors and improving emotional regulation
  • Family support groups
  • Follow‐up treatment
  • Group therapy sessions
  • Individual and family interventions
  • Loss management and relapse strategies
  • Psychiatric and medication evaluation
  • Social and recreational practice opportunities focused on building resiliency

Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Our IOP is designed to support and maintain mental and emotional health while providing the tools you need to achieve mental well-being while maintaining your daily routine. It empowers you to explore individual growth and healing within a group setting through participation in treatment during the day and returning home each afternoon.

What the IOP includes

To address these mental health issues and others, you receive a wide array of structured therapy, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy, focusing on mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Life skills
  • Trauma-informed therapy

Attending the IOP

This program is right for you if you are physically healthy and have no immediate risk of harm to yourself or others.

IOP meetings for adults take place Monday through Thursday from noon to 3:00pm at HealthONE Behavioral Health & Wellness Center.

For more information about the IOP or to schedule an assessment, call (303) 360-3736.

Women-specific mental health and wellness

Biological, social and environmental influences can cause psychological changes that make it difficult to function at one’s best ability. In women, we find these changes in emotional well-being are:

  • Biological and chemical imbalances
  • Experiences of discrimination
  • Experiences of domestic or sexual violence
  • Feelings of guilt or shame
  • Overwhelming sense of obligation to take care of family
  • Societal pressures specifically placed on women, wives and mothers
  • Work-related stress unique to being a woman

In these cases, our team approach that integrates the latest clinical research is specifically designed to address the kinds of challenges women face in everyday life. The goal of our program is always to use compassion and clinical excellence to help women along their personalized wellness journey.

Women’s intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Our IOP provides support and coping skills to manage women's unique stresses and stress-related illnesses. Designed for women 18 years and older, our IOP is tailored toward those in need of increased interventions, with services that can complement your individual counseling or serve as an alternative means of the resolution for current life stressors. This platform provides an interdisciplinary treatment team approach that integrates leading‐edge clinical research to provide treatment specifically addressing practical challenges you as a woman face in everyday life.

Our Women's IOP is available in‐person at two convenient locations — the HealthONE Behavioral Health and Wellness Center main campus in Aurora and the HealthONE Behavioral Health and Wellness Center at Ken Caryl in Littleton.

Programming at our main campus runs from Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to noon, and Ken Caryl operates Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a proven method to help adults who need help achieving mental well‐ being, especially if other therapies have not worked. It's important to note that ECT is very different now compared to how it was used many decades ago. Today, a team of professionals — including a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist and a nurse — administers ECT while you undergo general anesthesia. Modern ECT consists of controlled electrical currents that affect brain chemistry in a way that can improve mental health.

Who benefits from ECT?

ECT is especially beneficial if you have not responded well to medications, may be pregnant or are experiencing a rapid regression into crisis. It can help if you:

  • Cannot tolerate the side effects of certain medications
  • Experience symptoms of catatonia
  • Have had multiple hospitalizations and regress rapidly into crisis
  • Need of rapid, definitive response because of the severity of a psychiatric or medical condition
  • Suffer from depression, mania or psychosis and who have not responded or only partially responded to conventional treatment, such as medications and therapy

For more information about the ECT or to schedule an assessment, call (303) 360‐3150 or fax (303) 360‐ 3152.

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