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July 2024: Mental Health Awareness for BIPOC Communities

July is not only a month of vibrant celebrations and summer adventures, but it is also an important time to spotlight mental health awareness, particularly within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities. This month, we focus on the unique mental health challenges faced by these communities and the [...]

2024-07-08T17:37:18-04:00July 8th, 2024|

Celebrating Pride Month: A Spotlight on Mental Health

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital is thrilled to celebrate Pride Month this June. This is a time to honor the LGBTQ+ community and recognize the progress made toward equality. It's a vibrant period filled with parades, events, and reflections on the struggles and achievements of LGBTQ+ individuals. Amidst the celebrations, it’s crucial [...]

2024-07-01T11:43:23-04:00June 28th, 2024|

Mental Health Awareness Month at Hendricks Behavioral Hospital!

As Mental Health Awareness Month unfolds this May, the spotlight is on the challenges and opportunities surrounding mental health in an ever-evolving world. Led by Mental Health America (MHA), this annual observance aims to spark conversations, break down barriers, and provide essential guidance on navigating mental wellness amidst societal shifts [...]

2024-05-06T12:28:13-04:00May 6th, 2024|

Adolescent Brain Development

Adolescent brain development plays a crucial role in shaping mental health outcomes. During adolescence, the brain undergoes significant changes, particularly in areas responsible for decision-making, impulse control, emotion regulation, and social interactions. Hendricks Behavioral Hospital serves adolescents through various levels of care and programming, including Acute Inpatient Stabilization, Intensive Outpatient [...]

2024-04-24T12:32:24-04:00April 24th, 2024|

Taking Action for Alcohol Awareness

As April unfolds, so does Alcohol Awareness Month – a period dedicated to highlighting the importance of understanding the impact of alcohol on individuals, families, and communities. It’s a time for reflection, education, and most importantly, action. Hendricks Behavioral Hospital supports Alcohol Awareness Month by raising awareness and providing treatment [...]

2024-04-12T12:09:04-04:00April 12th, 2024|

April is Stress Awareness Month

Did you know April is Stress Awareness Month? Let's talk about stress! It's something we all experience, but it's important to recognize its impact on our mental and physical well-being. This month, let's raise awareness and support each other in managing stress better. Whether it's through mindfulness, exercise, hobbies, or [...]

2024-04-03T11:23:48-04:00April 3rd, 2024|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Announces Intensive Outpatient Programming for Thought Disorders

What are Thought Disorders? Thought disorders are mental health conditions characterized by disturbances in thinking, perception, and cognition. These disorders affect how individuals interpret and interact with the world around them. Thought disorders often affect people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, delusional disorder, psychotic depression, substance-induced psychosis, and a [...]

2024-03-21T13:17:09-04:00March 21st, 2024|

March is Social Work Month!

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital invites you to take a moment to honor and appreciate the incredible dedication and compassion of social workers everywhere. From supporting individuals and families during a mental health crisis, during the intake process, advocating and discharge planning, working with schools, and linking to care after completing IOP, [...]

2024-03-11T12:29:29-04:00March 11th, 2024|

Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse for the Daisy Award

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital is proud to announce that we have partnered with the DAISY Foundation for the Daisy Award! This recognition program celebrates nurses by collecting nominations for those who have demonstrated extraordinary compassion, dedication, and clinical expertise in their interactions with patients and colleagues. Commitment to providing exceptional care [...]

2024-02-05T15:04:31-05:00February 5th, 2024|

Investing in the Richness of Our Lives

At Hendricks Behavioral Hospital, we believe that mental health is not just an absence of illness but a profound investment in the richness of our lives. If help with behavioral health is new to you and you are unsure of next steps, please watch this video explaining the process from [...]

2024-01-11T00:57:18-05:00January 11th, 2024|

Take it Easy in 2024: Embracing Baby Steps to Boost Mental Health

Recognize the link between physical and emotional well-being amidst life's hustles. Nurture mental resilience with practical, sustainable steps. Discover manageable ways to enhance mental and emotional health this year. Listen to Your Body: Recognizing Emotional Clues Our bodies are intricate messengers, often revealing emotional distress through physical symptoms. Insomnia, fatigue, [...]

2023-12-29T13:22:11-05:00December 29th, 2023|

Activity Therapy Partner: Child’s Play Fitness

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital's Activity Therapy Department includes Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy and several contracted services; fitness, yoga, pet therapy, and behavior management. Each discipline collaborates with an interdisciplinary treatment team and uses various activities as a form of active treatment in order improve patients overall functioning in the following areas [...]

2023-11-17T14:03:53-05:00November 17th, 2023|

Pride Month

What is Pride Month? Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewell Uprising in New York and celebrates the LGBTQ community and the fight for equal rights. The Stonewell Uprising began on June 28, 1969, when police in New York raided the Stonewall Inn, a prominent gay bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. [...]

2023-06-05T12:32:39-04:00June 5th, 2023|

Information on Edibles

What are Edibles? Edibles are food products infused with marijuana. The amount of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can vary in each item. The amount and ingredients can vary even more in homemade edibles. Edibles take longer than smoking marijuana to affect an individual which makes it harder [...]

2023-05-09T11:18:10-04:00May 9th, 2023|

Strive Day School

Strive Day School is an alternative program offered through our traditional adolescent Strive Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This program is offered to males and females ages 13 to 17. The full day school program is recommended when adolescents may be stepping down from an acute inpatient stay, or when traditional [...]

2023-04-11T15:49:29-04:00April 11th, 2023|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Hires New Clinical Educator

Angie Best-Egler is the new Clinical Educator for Hendricks Behavioral Hospital. She has been a psychiatric nurse for over 15 years, and last served as clinical nursing supervisor for Eskenazi’s Narcotics Treatment Program. She is a member of Hendricks County Alliance for Diversity and serves on the board of Hendricks [...]

2023-03-02T14:12:55-05:00March 2nd, 2023|

Know the Facts: Xylazine

In 2021, xylazine was found in 91% of opioid samples in Philadelphia. Xylazine, a non-opioid sedative used in veterinary medicine, has recently gained attention for its role in increasing overdoses nationwide. However, it is not new to the illicit drug market. Xylazine is not approved for use in humans and [...]

2023-02-14T11:34:51-05:00January 25th, 2023|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital – New Director of Outpatient Services

Christine Daniel has been named the Director of Outpatient Services at Hendricks Behavioral Hospital. She will serve with a focus on continuum of care, step-down services, and engaging people in need of person-centered treatment and support. Christine previously served as the Executive Director of Transitional Healthcare for the Indiana Department [...]

2023-01-16T20:48:11-05:00January 16th, 2023|

Shop With a Cop

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital is honored to be a community resource and have the ability to give back to our community. The hospital partnered with FOP Lodge #132 to assist them in their annual Shop With a Cop program. The lodge was able to assist over 70 kids and 25 families [...]

2022-12-22T15:39:31-05:00December 22nd, 2022|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Intensive Outpatient Programs for Adults and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

The State of Indiana released data showing significant incidences where alcohol and/or illegal substances are impacting Hoosiers. In 2021, there were 19,087 discharges from our emergency rooms, 2,554 deaths, 600,303 Naloxone administered by EMS personnel, and 44,248 arrests due to alcohol and other substances. The one thing that is evident [...]

2022-09-01T17:33:08-04:00September 1st, 2022|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Hires New Program Director

Judy Bannister is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. With over 25 years of experience, Judy has worked with a range of clients in the community, incarcerated, homeless, individuals with severe mental health and substance use diagnoses, at risk children and families, group therapy, developmental disabilities, [...]

2022-07-05T15:15:40-04:00July 5th, 2022|
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