Behavioral Health Adult Services

Adult Services | Alcohol & Substance Abuse | Child & Adolescents

Finding the balance among your emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health is essential for your overall health and well-being. If you’re struggling to find the proper balance in your life, contact the professionals at Mercy Behavioral Health.

Access treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Mercy Help Center (515) 271-6111

Mercy Behavioral Health utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach – coordinating patient treatment with medical care – to provide individuals with the most effective treatment possible. Professional teams consist of board-certified and /or eligible psychiatrists, certified psychiatric nurses, licensed mental health counselors and licensed social workers.


Depression is a serious behavioral health illness that can disrupt an individual’s professional, social and physical health. Signs of this common disorder include sleeping too much or too little; loss of interest in activities, friends and family; difficulty concentrating or making decisions; feelings of hopelessness and guilt; and/or preoccupation with death or thoughts of suicide.

Fortunately, depression can be treated successfully, with either medication, therapy, or a combination of the two. The professionals at Mercy Behavioral Health are experts in helping people cope with and relieve the difficulties associated with depression.


People who suffer from anxiety find themselves feeling uneasy, fearful and worried about real or perceived threats to their safety or well-being. Symptoms of anxiety include tension, rapid heartbeat, difficulty concentrating or falling asleep and irritability. Safe and effective treatment options – including relaxation techniques, dietary changes, increased exercise, medications and psychotherapy – are available at Mercy Behavioral Health.


Stress is a natural response to danger or demands which can become harmful to your physical and mental health if it becomes overwhelming and not managed properly. Signs of stress include nervousness, changes in sleeping or eating, lack of energy, confusion, muscle tension, mood changes and headaches. The team of experts at Mercy Behavioral Health can offer treatment, advice and referrals to help improve stress-related problems.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a treatable psychiatric illness that causes extreme mood swings, ranging from periods of excessive happiness, increased energy and activity, racing thoughts and rapid talking to periods of depression with decreased energy, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, guilt and worthlessness and increased irritability. The professionals at Mercy Behavioral Health are specially trained to help patients manage the symptoms of this disorder through proper medication and psychotherapy.

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