At VNA Health Care, our specialists surround you and your family with nonjudgmental, individualized support. Mental health encompasses emotional, psychological and social well-being and is important at all ages and stages of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 50% of the United States population will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime. At VNA, we also recognize the connection between physical and mental health. VNA provides a holistic approach to care. This means that your mental and behavioral health provider collaborate in order to keep you at your peak mental and physical health.
Mental health may effect how a person thinks, feels and acts. Adverse changes to mental health can be the result of environmental and biological factors. VNA psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers and nurse practitioners will provide the resources needed to navigate these potentially complex health issues. VNA providers work with patients to develop methods to cope with stress, relate to others and make healthy choices.
Unfortunately, there is still stigma around mental health disorders. VNA provides a safe and supportive environment for patients to seek treatment. There are many myths and misunderstandings which make patients reluctant to seek help when they are in need. The CDC offers a short quiz to help dispel some of these myths.
We are always here to assist you and your loved ones with any behavioral or mental health issues. We have 16 convenient locations serving Kane, Will, DuPage, and Kendall County as well as portions of Cook County.
Behavioral and mental health disorders frequently occur alongside other mental or physical illnesses. Treatment at VNA is individualized to each patient and may include a combined approach in order to address underlying issues at the root of the patient’s diagnosis.
Psychiatric treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, “talk” therapy, play therapy, and art therapy are some techniques that may be used dependent upon the nature of the diagnosis and the mental and physical age of the patient.
While biological factors play a significant role in your mental health, an individual’s actions have the potential to impact mental health as well. Risky behaviors, such as drinking, substance abuse, sex addiction, or eating disorders may adversely affect a patient’s quality of life and necessitate the need for treatment.
Ultimately, receiving an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment is essential.
Getting the Right Diagnosis and Treatment
It’s critical to obtain the correct diagnosis from an expert in the field before proceeding with any treatment plan. This is because you’ll need a precise diagnosis to determine the combination of treatment that is best for you. VNA providers will carefully evaluate your symptoms to assess your physical and mental health before developing a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
In some cases, mental illness can be challenging to diagnose, but our healthcare providers will rule out other conditions that may affect your mental health. For example, they may order blood tests and other various types of examinations.
Therapy and Treatment
VNA’s therapists and medical providers provide mental and behavioral health services to children, teens, and adults. Therapists work one-on-one with clients to address issues such as depression, addiction, generalized anxiety disorder, or other behavioral disorders through counseling sessions. Nurse practitioners and psychiatrists can prescribe and monitor medications and provide therapy. Appointments are available at various locations in the western suburbs of Chicago or virtually via telehealth.
All patients have access to affordable, high-quality mental and behavioral health services. VNA accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurances. Those who don’t have insurance pay on a sliding fee discount scale.
VNA Health Care providers are well-equipped to guide you on the journey of healing.
Call us at (630) 892-4355 or contact us online to connect with a VNA mental and behavioral health team member today!
If you Need Help Immediately
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. The Lifeline is available for everyone, is free, and confidential. Simply dial 988 to reach the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.