Mood disorders and depression | Ascension
Mental health specialists at Ascension sites of care deliver personalized care for depression and other mood disorders.

Get care for depression and mood disorders

Doctors and mental health specialists at Ascension sites of care are here to listen and deliver compassionate care for depression and mood disorders.

Are you wondering if ongoing feelings of sadness might be depression? If you or your child are having problems sleeping and eating, and extreme emotions are interfering with work, relationships or social activities, start a conversation with a doctor who listens. Your doctor can also connect you to experienced mental health specialists and specialized treatment options. We’re here to deliver compassionate support and advanced care for individuals and families.

Care for emotional health close to home for you and your family

Regularly seeing your primary care doctor for care, including discussing emotional concerns, can be beneficial to your overall health and well-being. Talk to your doctor about feelings and emotions that affect how you think, feel, and handle daily activities. Working together, we’ll create a personalized care plan that’s right for you and may include:

  • Medication – antidepressants to help improve your mood
  • Psychotherapy – one-to-one counseling that helps you manage your stress and anxiety
  • Recommended lifestyle changes – to help manage your symptoms

Your doctor will connect you with a mental health specialist, if needed, for more advanced diagnosis and treatment.

Advanced care for depression and other mood disorders

When you or a loved one need more advanced treatment for depression, you will be connected with doctors who are part of a national care team, sharing best practices and research. And our doctors and mental health specialists deliver advanced care for all types of mood disorders, including:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression related to medical illness
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)
  • Postpartum depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Substance use or medication-related depression

Many people who have depression may also have anxiety. Your doctor can help care for multiple conditions. Sometimes, having a chronic illness can trigger anxiety and depression. If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, or Parkinson’s disease, talk with your doctor about how you are feeling. By treating your mental health condition and chronic illness together, your care team can better help you manage your symptoms and condition.

24/7 care for a mental health emergency

Quickly recognizing the signs that you or a loved one is experiencing moderate to severe mental or emotional distress is the first step in getting necessary care. For emergencies, including severe mental health distress and suspected substance overdose, ERs at our hospitals are open 24/7.


If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 911.

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Choose Ascension for mood disorders and depression