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Voice of a client...
I had struggled for years with mental illness. I married an abusive alcoholic husband and divorced after 4 years. I was in and out of psychiatric hospitals, misdiagnosed with depression and anxiety, and put on medications that did not work. At the age of 34, I was raped and suffered with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which only complicated my mental illness and diagnosis. I couldn’t work, eat, or sleep, and I felt hopeless. I tried to commit suicide. Fortunately, I did not succeed.

While often not talked about openly, mental illness is a common diagnosis. About 40 million Americans (one in every five adults) per year experience some type of mental disorder, and serious mental illness affects 10 million Americans.

At HSI, we offer the following services for people with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts, attention disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder:

Adult Psychiatry services
Provided by a medical staff including psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, and include consultation to other providers, evaluations for medication and medication management

Emergency Services
A 24-hour crisis line at (651) 777-5222, and face-to-face response available seven days a week, 365 days a year

Outpatient Services
HSI's adult outpatient therapy services are available at all of our office locations (Forest Lake, Stillwater, Cottage Grove and Oakdale).  We offer a variety of services for problems ranging from stress and adjustment problems to severe and chronic mental illness.  Services begin with an assessment in which the client is interviewed to determine the nature and extent of the problem.  Recommendations are discussed, including matching the client with the staff person or program that will best suit his or her needs.  Speciality areas include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), men's and women's anger management, and treatments for depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, post tramautic stress disorder and thought disorders.  Treatment is provided by group, individual, couple and family therapy formats.  We strive to offer treatments that are state-of-the-art and strongly supported by positive outcomes.  Out staff members include psychologists, clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists, as well as trainees within these areas.  Thus, we have highly-trained, seasoned professionals balanced with fresh, enthusiastic trainees that combine to form treatment teams that stay current and keenly interested in working with individuals and their concerns.  Out outpatient team is further strengthened by having an in-house psychiatry staff that provides regular consultation about medications and their impact or potential usefulness for our clients.

Day Treatment
Offers intensive outpatient therapy for the acutely mentally ill

Community Support Services
Offering community-based support to adults with serious and persistent mental illness, as well as housing services and job-placement assistance

If you feel you need assistance from one of our service groups, or are concerned that someone you care about may need help, reach out to HSI. Our supportive staff is available to evaluate and diagnose the problem and provide treatment and independent living assistance if necessary.

Members of our staff include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers, recreational and occupational therapists, and other specialists. In our work with adults with mental illness, we provide care and support that helps improve the quality of their lives and to increase their ability to function. We believe that family and community connections are vital to each person’s well-being, so we strive to strengthen those important connections.

To discuss how we can help you to cope with the everyday challenges of mental illness, call HSI today at:
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24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line


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