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When should I see a psychiatrist?

You should see a psychiatrist if you think you need evaluation or medication for a mental health diagnosis. A therapist or counselor might suggest that you meet with one as well.

It is important to be honest when assessing your own mental health. You should not try to diagnose yourself with any specific disorder, but you can learn a lot about yourself by recognizing unhealthy behaviors, emotions and thought patterns.

When possible, it is best to seek treatment for mental health problems as soon as symptoms occur. Untreated mental health issues can lead to more serious problems and negative outcomes; seeking treatment early on can help with managing symptoms at home and school—as well helping improve future outcomes.

Emergency services

Dial 219-769-4005 for Regional’s 24/7 emergency mental health services. One of our caring professionals will talk to you, give you options for services and even schedule your first appointment. If you are severely depressed, anxious or are in danger of harming yourself or someone else, please talk to one of our friendly mental health counselors now.

Or, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s confidential national helpline at 1-800-662-4357.

Emergency Mental Health Services Hours:

Strawhun Center
8555 Taft St
Merrillville, IN 46410
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Stark Center
3903 Indianapolis Blvd
East Chicago, IN 46312
Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Inpatient services

In addition to addressing emergency mental health matters, we meet the needs of our community with inpatient mental health services. Adults with acute psychiatric symptoms requiring high-level care due to risk to self or others can be admitted to our Inpatient Psychiatric Unit—a 16-bed, locked hospital unit offering a safe, structured and therapeutic setting. Average stay is 7 days. Family meetings and discharge planning are critical for clients and their support system to transition successfully to a lower level of care and avoid re-hospitalization.

For more information about our psychiatry services, please contact us.

General Services

Psychiatry, a medical specialty, diagnoses, treats and helps prevent mental health and personality disorders. Our outpatient psychiatric department provides mental health services to children and adults. Many patients benefit from seeing a psychiatrist in addition to a therapist or psychologist—for medication management, among other things.

Child Psychiatry

Evaluation by a psychiatrist may diagnose a problem such as ADHD or ADD. Appropriate medication may be prescribed in addition to other therapy