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Don't Hesitate! Seek Care for Mental Health Issues

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer
Don't Hesitate! Seek Care for Mental Health Issues

If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or another mental health condition, know you are not alone. Most people struggle at some point in their lives. Take the chance to push the reset button by seeking care.

Behavioral Health outpatient and inpatient services at Campbell County Health is improving to better serve you. Clients are commenting that therapists are empathetic and that they listen well. They also appreciate the sliding scale and renovated outpatient space.

“Local people stop and tell me that we saved their lives, and that what we provide is valuable,” said Jeff Rice, Director of Behavioral Health.

Getting help quickly is key, especially when you suspect a loved one or friend is considering suicide. Inpatient care is necessary when someone is a danger to themselves or others. CCH has an inpatient unit that offers daily check-ins with a psychiatrist, intensive group therapy and individual therapy. A case manager follows up after discharge to help connect patients with community resources and arrange for continued therapy through outpatient services. A new adolescent unit was added last fall, saving residents a trip to Casper, Billings or Rapid City for their children. Setting an appointment works best, but sometimes help is needed quickly.

"We are working to refine our system to ensure that we better meet the mental health needs of the community," Rice said.

Did you know you can also call 24/7 and get connected to a therapist? Call 307-688-5050 to talk with the therapist on call. If a crisis is mounting, go to the emergency department or call 911.

CCH Behavioral Health has a full staff of therapists and counselors for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient and inpatient programs for substance abuse and much more. For a complete list of services, visit

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Know the Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Talking about suicide or death in general
  • Saying things like “I want out” or making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • Giving away prized possessions, telling people goodbye, or engaging in risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use
  • Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to happy or expressing rage or uncontrolled anger
  • Withdrawal from friends and family

If you need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please do not hesitate to talk to someone who can help at the numbers below:

  • CCH Behavioral Health Services Crisis Line at 307-688-5050
  • Text “ENERGY” to 741-741
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide call 911 NOW. Learn more at

  • Category: Behavioral Health Services, Wellness