Welcome from Medical Director - John Downes, M.D.
Deciding to Get Help
Seeking psychiatric treatment or counseling for yourself or a loved one is a difficult decision.
Most people struggle for weeks or months wanting to make sure they are doing the right thing for themselves, their family or other loved ones.
They want to avoid the cold isolated, non-caring environment once depicted as typical of psychiatric hospitals. Above all, they want to see themselves or their loved one get better as a result of their treatment.
The following four questions can help you decide if treatment is the best choice:
- Has the problem been getting worse over time?
- Is it likely the problem will get better by itself?
- Does the problem interfere with the person’s ability to handle everyday life and responsibilities?
- Is anyone in danger of being hurt either physically or emotionally if the problem continues?
If the answer to #4 is YES, then you should seek help immediately.
If you or a loved one are uncertain about your treatment options, or the severity of the problem, Levi Adult Psychiatric Services provides FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENTS by one of our professional staff members.
Assessments are available 24 hours a day and may be arranged by calling 501-622-3520.
- Do you feel unhappy most of the time?
- Do you often feel helpless?
- Do you feel that your life is empty?
- Have you dropped many of your activities and interests?
- Have you gained or lost a significant amount of weight in the last month?
- Do you have trouble sleeping or wake up early in the morning for no reason?
- Do you sometimes have crying spells?
- Do you feel tired most every day?
- Do you have trouble concentrating?
- Do you feel worthless or guilty?
- Do you feel either very nervous or very slowed down?
If you answered YES to any of these questions you may be suffering from depression.
Thoughts, plans or attempts of suicide indicate a very serious problem that requires immediate professional help.
If you have questions about depression please call Levi Psychiatric Services at 501-622-3520 for a FREE ASSESSMENT
Levi Hospital has been caring for people since 1914, and is proud of this tradition. Our mission is to serve the needs of the entire community within the resources of our organization. Our professional staff of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other professionals, care about you and your loved ones’ needs. Using the latest psychiatric medications and therapy techniques, our staff members take a personal interest in aiding in recovery.
Rather than a large, impersonal program, we maintain a small, family-like atmosphere where you or your loved one can get the individual attention so important in the healing process. At Levi Hospital we care about you.
There are two ways to get Mental Health help at Levi.
- Transitions – Intensive Outpatient Psychiatric Program
- Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Program
A mental health professional during your assessment can determine which program is right for you.
Levi Adult Psychiatric Services offers specialized treatment to individuals experiencing:
- Anxiety / Phobias
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post Partum Depression
- General Psychiatric Disorders
- Persistent and Recurrent Illnesses
- Obsessive Compulsive Behavior
- Sexual Issues
- Other Emotional Disorders
Criteria for Inpatient Adult Psychiatry
Criteria for Inpatient Adult Psychiatry:
The Levi Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Unit is a licensed 22 bed psychiatric unit that serves individuals who are 18 years and over.
Patients will be considered for admission without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic means.
Individuals with known or pending felony charges, non-medically stable individuals requiring an acute care setting or individuals with a primary diagnosis of alcohol and/or substance abuse will not be admitted for treatment.
Levi Hospital’s Psychiatric Services are covered by most major insurance policies and are covered by Medicare and Medicaid. If you have questions about your individual costs please call us for assistance at 501-624-1281 or click here for our insurance page.
Levi Psychiatry Fund
The Levi Adult Psychiatry Program is supported in part by contributions. Every donation is greatly appreciated. Donations should be made payable to the Levi Foundation specifying: “For Adult Psychiatry.” If you would like to make a donation by using this website, please click here.
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Links to Mental Health Websites
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill www.nami.org
National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov
National Mental Health Association www.nmha.org