Depression

Life can be tough. And everyone feels sad, lonely, or down sometimes. But persistent, negative feelings lasting more than two weeks could be a sign of deeper mental issues. Depression is a common mood disorder that can affect how you feel, think, eat, sleep, and work. It can happen to anyone, in any stage of life, for a variety of reasons.

The good news is there are ways to get better, and we can help you. At RiverValley, we can diagnose, treat, and alleviate symptoms of depression until you’re feeling hopeful again.

Here are a few of our services:

Acute Hospitalization

RiverValley’s acute care services cater to youth ages 3-18 as a short-term crisis stabilization center. Hospitalization allows qualified staff members the ability to formulate a customized treatment plan for youth who may be a harm to themselves or others around them.

RVBH Hospital Outpatient Clinic

RiverValley’s Children’s Hospital (RVBH-H) is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital located in Owensboro, KY, designed to provide specialty inpatient services for children and teens ages 5-17. Once they’re admitted, patients receive multiple services to diagnose, treat, and stabilize mental or behavioral health issues in a safe, structured environment while continuing with one-on-one and group counseling, recreational therapy, and medication management during their stay. RVBH-H also houses its own accredited school, gym, and extensive activity areas for recreation.

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)

CSU is an 8-bed residential facility in Owensboro that serves as an alternative to hospitalization for those experiencing a mental health crisis. Specifically for adults 18 and over, this treatment program operates a highly-structured program 24/7 in a home-like residence in the community. Only individuals with no serious medical complications and not requiring 24-hour nursing care are eligible.

Crisis & Information Line

RiverValley offers a free and anonymous call line for individuals in any type of crisis. This line can also be accessed via text and chat through RVBH’s web portal and is staffed around the clock with trained crisis call technicians to promptly address client needs.

Peer Support Services

Sometimes it’s nice to hear from someone who’s been in our shoes because we can trust their lived experience. At RiverValley, we call that “peer support services.” These emotional supports are provided by someone living with a behavioral health disorder who shares what they’ve experienced with newly diagnosed adults, children, and families to help them on their journey toward social and personal change.

Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)

For individuals in a mental health or substance use related crisis that can’t get to RiverValley, a Mobile Crisis Team is ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year. Our MCT is a highly trained team of clinicians, case managers, and peer support professionals that can assess, triage, and provide emergency services for all ages.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Crisis Services (IDD Crisis Services)

Crisis situations can happen to anyone at any time. For mental health emergencies, RiverValley Behavioral Health offers round-the-clock access to IDD staff who are available to support the individual through a crisis and reduce risk.

Recovery Care Coordination

Recovery takes time. For individuals recently discharged from inpatient mental health facilities or crisis stabilization units, this service is provided to promote long term recovery, reduce re-hospitalization and decrease the risk of suicide.

Therapeutic Rehabilitation Services (TRP)

TRP provides a person-centered and recovery-oriented series of programs for adults with serious mental illness. With an emphasis on daily living and vocational skills, these programs help the client participate more fully in the community and ultimately prevent more hospitalizations by developing trust, gaining personal insight, and encouraging recovery.

Outpatient Mental Health

Outpatient simply refers to receiving treatment without being admitted into a hospital, usually within a clinic or office setting. To better serve our community, RiverValley has offices in almost every county in our region so we can offer counseling, evaluation, and a variety of services for all ages and issues close to home.

Adult Targeted Case-Management Services

RiverValley provides targeted case management for adults who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. These services are provided to assist the client in receiving the medical, educational, social, and other support services they need to promote independence, develop self-sufficiency, and encourage long-lasting recovery.

HI-Fidelity Wrap Around Services (Hi-Fi)

Designed for families involved with DCBS who have children diagnosed with a severe emotional disability, Hi-Fi services help reduce or eliminate the need for out-of-home placement so that children have a consistent environment by staying in their homes, schools, and communities. Hi-fi services develop individualized plans that are family-driven and youth-guided to meet their needs, achieve positive outcomes, and see an overall improvement in their lives.