Mental health care in Central Indiana | Ascension
Doctors and mental health specialists at Ascension St. Vincent sites of care provide behavioral and mental health care.

Start a conversation about your mental health

At Ascension St. Vincent in Central Indiana, when you have something on your mind, we’re here to listen.

Caring for your mental and emotional health can help you more easily handle the stressors that can impact your overall health. If you or your child is feeling sad, overwhelmed or anxious, or struggles with substance use or addiction, start a conversation with your primary care doctor at Ascension St. Vincent sites of care. Your doctor will listen to you and work with you on a care plan that’s right for you or your child. And if you need more advanced behavioral and mental health care, your doctor will connect you to specialists, and help provide the compassionate support you need.

Helping you rebuild peace of mind and spirit

Our experienced doctors care for the whole you, from your physical health and well-being to your mental and emotional health. Ask your doctor if virtual visits are an option for your care.

If you have been diagnosed with a behavioral or mental health condition, or if you need specialized care, our experienced mental health professionals diagnose, care for and treat even the most complicated psychiatric conditions, addictions and behavioral health disorders in youth and adults.

Talk to your primary care doctor to get a referral to a mental health professional. 

Personalized care for your mental and emotional health

When you need more advanced care, doctors and specialists at Ascension St. Vincent sites of care deliver comprehensive mental health services, including innovative therapeutics, medications and behavioral therapies to treat and manage:

  • Anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Behavioral disorders, including eating disorders
  • Mood disorders, including depression
  • Serious mental illness, including schizophrenia
  • Relationship stress and personality disorders
  • Substance use and addiction disorders

We’re here to help you get the care you need to feel better. And as your needs change, we connect you with the right care and support services at:

Benefits of our approach to behavioral and mental health care

When you choose Ascension St. Vincent, you’ll find all the care you need, doctors who listen and care that’s connected. Our care teams include board-certified psychiatrists and psychologists, addiction medicine specialists, nurse practitioners of psychiatry and licensed clinical social workers, who work together to deliver treatment and recovery care options for your condition. Services include:

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Emergency care for a mental health crisis

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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Psychosocial and psychiatric assessments

Our specialists provide individual, family and group psychotherapy, medication management, marriage and family counseling and inpatient mental health hospital care. At Ascension St. Vincent Stress Centers, we are open 24/7.

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Coping programs

Clinical depression and anxiety disorders can affect your personal and professional relationships. At Ascension St. Vincent Stress Center, our specialists deliver personalized programs for youth with behavioral health concerns, women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD), seniors coping with aging and depression, and adults struggling with chronic pain, complex health conditions and depression.

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Managing parenthood

Talk to your OB-GYN about how feelings of stress and anxiety may be affecting how you feel during your pregnancy and after the birth of your child. Your doctor provides personalized care for your emotional health, and offers support services for breastfeeding and women’s health concerns.

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Support for seniors

Specialists at Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent Center for Healthy Aging in Indianapolis focus on the needs of older adults and their mental and emotional health needs, including how to care for someone with dementia.

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Substance use dependency programs

When you choose Ascension St. Vincent, you get a care team specializing in the treatment of chemical and alcohol dependency, and abuse. Your doctors and addiction medicine specialists provide compassionate, personalized care that supports your recovery and overall health and well-being.

Suicide and crisis lifeline

No matter what problems you're dealing with, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call or text 988 or chat to connect with trained crisis counselors. It's confidential, free, and available 24/7. If you or a loved one is experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.

Frequently asked questions about mental health services

  • Where are the mental health and addiction services in Central Indiana?

    Our psychiatrists, psychologists, developmental-behavioral pediatricians, nurse practitioners and licensed social workers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many mental illnesses, addictions, behavior problems and substance use disorders in adolescents and adults.

    Find a mental health professional.

    Translation services are also available at Ascension St. Vincent hospitals and clinics.

  • What type of conditions do your mental health specialists treat?

    Doctors and mental health professionals have the expertise to diagnose and treat many mental illnesses, including anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD and more.

  • How can I get a referral to the stress center?

    If you or someone you love is struggling with behavioral or mental health issues, remember you are not alone. Behavioral and mental specialists at Ascension St. Vincent sites of care are here to help. To get started, you either need a new patient assessment (to be completed by an Ascension St. Vincent staff member) or an internal referral from another Stress Center program. At your assessment, our patient account representative will discuss your healthcare coverage and specific financial arrangements. We generally accept most health insurance coverage plans. Contact the member services phone number listed on your insurance card to verify mental health benefits.

    Ascension St. Vincent Stress Centers are open 24-7. In Indianapolis call 317-338-4800 and across Indiana call toll-free 800-872-2210.

  • How to refer a patient to a mental health professional?

    Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our mental health professionals start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. Assistance with a referral can be obtained by calling a professional at 317-338-4800.