Behavioral & Mental Health Services

Improve your emotional, psychological, and social well-being by partnering with caring mental health care professionals at Essentia Health. You’ll gain resilience, build on your strengths, and learn new skills. Find help controlling symptoms with medications or other treatments as needed.

What Affects Mental Health?

Many things affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. Your mental wellness can be impacted by:

  • Your genes and family history
  • Life experiences, including abuse
  • Physical trauma, such as brain injury
  • Drug and alcohol use

When to Get Help

Talk to your primary care provider if any of the following affect your daily life:

  • Feeling sad, anxious, hopeless, or guilty
  • Frequent crying
  • Lack of motivation or energy
  • Loss of interest or enjoyment in activities or hobbies
  • Avoiding spending time with others
  • Changes in your eating or sleeping habits
  • Difficulty focusing or making decisions
  • Compulsive behavior or intrusive thoughts
  • Agitation, anger, or paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Your doctor may refer you to a mental health professional for care.

Team-Based Care

Your care team may include the following mental health professionals:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Comprehensive Care

Trust our behavioral and mental health professionals to approach your care from a whole-person perspective. We’ll respect your beliefs, values, and preferences, and work with you to find the best level and type of care to meet your needs. We offer comprehensive mental health care for children and adults including:

We also offer specialty programs for:

Emergency Care

If you or a loved one feels unsafe, get help as quickly as possible. Call 911 for immediate care. Or, contact a crisis line:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988 or 800-273-8255
  • Duluth, MN: 844-772-4724  
  • Brainerd, MN – Crisis Line and Referral Service: 218-828-4357 or 800-462-5525
  • Fargo, ND – 24-hour Mobile Crisis Line: 701-298-4500 or 888-342-4900
  • Park Rapids, MN – 24-hour Mobile Crisis Line: 800-422-0045
  • Detroit Lakes, Lake Park, Frazee, and Mahnomen, MN: 218-850-HELP (4357)
  • Virginia, MN: 1-218-288-2100
  • International Falls: 1-800-442-8565

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