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Behavioral Health

You don’t have to handle life on your own. Difficult life experiences, trauma, grief and loss, accidents, abuse, chemical imbalances or harmful environments can create mental conditions that left unaddressed create larger issues. There’s no shame in not being “strong enough,” and it can be dangerous to “power through” and not treat mental health risks. Avera is here to support your mental health.

Behavioral Health Support & Whole Person Focus

If you or a loved one feel overwhelmed or concerned about personal well-being or safety, rely on the behavioral health specialists at Avera. The Upper Midwest’s leader for confidential, personalized, family-centered care, Avera treats you as a whole person. You’ll receive attention for all aspects of your health—mental, emotional, spiritual, physical—and it’s tailored to your specific situation.

Effective, Compassionate Care Close to Home

Get easy access to faster, effective and more comprehensive behavioral health care through Avera’s multi-state network of providers and facilities Although services vary by location, you can enter at any place and time to get the level of care you need. In our multiple regional clinics and outpatient sites, you can find:

Multiple Environments of Care

Two powerful elements of the healing process – art therapy and family involvement – form the cornerstone of your experience. At each Avera behavioral health clinic or site, you’ll find appealing room décor and artwork that supports a positive therapeutic atmosphere. You also benefit from referral to the most appropriate care – found at over 10 locations throughout our extensive multi-state network.

Therapeutic Programs to Meet Your Needs

When reviewing your options, you and your care team can take advantage of the latest research-driven treatments in settings designed to fit your specific situation, schedule and lifestyle. Avera’s behavioral health care environments include:

Family-Centered Approach Based in Scientific Research

As much as possible, your family and friends will be invited into the healing process. That’s because the research we conduct at our treatment centers shows that recovery happens more quickly when loved ones are involved in care.

Behavioral Health Education & Support

Learn more about behavioral and mental health conditions through our online health library.

Take advantage of wide range of educational resources and support groups and hotlines for behavioral health issues available through Avera, including:

Find financial assistance if your insurance coverage or employer does not cover behavioral health conditions or therapies. Learn more about Avera’s charity and patient assistance programs.

Avera Behavioral Health Center

When you or a loved one needs behavioral health care, choose the region’s leader in behavioral health services – Avera Behavioral Health – to receive compassionate care for your body, mind and spirit. The Avera Behavioral Health Center – our flagship location in Sioux Falls, SD – offers care rated nationally among the top 10 percent in patient satisfaction. That means you can expect sophisticated treatment in a beautiful, healing and secure environment.

Behavioral Health Expertise

Find a behavioral health provider at an Avera location near you.

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Know the Behavioral Health Warning Signs

Pay attention to these behaviors and get assistance right away by calling 1-800-691-4336.

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  • Acting withdrawn, sad or overly anxious
  • Extreme difficulty interacting with friends and/or family
  • Significant mood swings
  • Drop in school performance
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating patterns
  • Increased or persistent use of alcohol or drugs
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Threats to self or others
  • Hallucinations, paranoia or delusion
  • Other sudden or extreme behavioral changes

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