Mental Health Services for Women Opens

Chicago Behavioral Hospital opened an inpatient and intensive outpatient women-only program for the treatment of mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, and suicidality. Women who have an addiction to drugs, alcohol or prescribed medication can also receive treatment in The Women’s Program at Chicago Behavioral Hospital.

“We offer trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and medication management for women of all ages and all walks of life,” says the Chief of Operations.

The program is offered on the newly renovated floor of the hospital and also in the outpatient program on the campus of the hospital.

“Women do not have to go through the hospital program to start the intensive outpatient program, if she does not need inpatient treatment she can start group therapy right away,” the outpatient program director said.

Chicago Behavioral Hospital offers free assessments available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a mental health professional. In the assessment the patient and family can work together with a licensed clinician to choose the best option to begin treatment.

What makes Chicago Behavioral Hospital different from other hospitals is an evidence-based approach to behavioral healthcare. CBH plans to open a faith-based program that will be provided in collaboration with Meier Clinics, a nationally known provider of faith based counseling and mental healthcare based in Wheaton, IL.

47 New Psychiatric Beds Added

Chicago Behavioral Hospital opened two newly renovated floors adding 47 psychiatric beds to the now 125-bed psychiatric hospital. The new space offers a safe, inviting environment for patients in need of mental health treatment.

Chicago Behavioral Hospital invested 3.4 million dollars in the renovation and upgrade of 22,000 square feet of existing space on the third and fourth floors. Patients will benefit from spacious new rooms with private bathrooms and large group therapy and activity rooms. The renovations also include upgraded finishes and hardware, new flooring, new energy-efficient light fixtures and an upgraded ventilation system for optimal air quality.

“It is important for patients in a psychiatric hospital to feel relaxed and safe. The hospital environment contributes to the healing process,” according to psychiatrist and medical director, Dr. David Bawden.

What makes Chicago Behavioral Hospital different from other hospitals is an evidence-based approach to behavioral healthcare. CBH plans to open two new specialty programs, the women’s program and a faith based program.  The faith based program is provided in collaboration with Meier Clinics, a nationally known provider of faith based counseling and mental healthcare.