At Rush Memorial Hospital, we recognize that mental health is as essential to the well-being of our patients as physical health. Our mental health professionals offer a range of services extending from counseling to the management of psychiatric medications. If you or a loved one is in need of mental healthcare, please contact your primary care provider for a referral. If you already have a referral, please call 765-932-7591 for an appointment.
Social Worker Ashley Reed-Kimble talks about what it’s like to bring a loved one home after a suicide attempt. Ashley discusses what it feels like to be a caregiver in this situation. She shares tips on coping with your own fears as well those of your loved one and gives suggestions to help both of you get the support you need.
Peer Support Specialist Drew Hahn discusses the isolation faced by many mental health patients. Drew talks frankly about his own struggles with mental illness, his experience as a suicide attempt survivor and the need for greater awareness of mental health issues.
Drew Hahn describes the role of Peer Support Specialists (PSS’s) in Mental Health. A PSS offers clients the opportunity to talk to someone who has shared the experience of mental illness. A Peer Support Specialist isn’t a therapist and doesn’t take the place of one. However, a PSS is able to “walk beside” clients, letting them know that they are not alone, and offering them hope for a successful long-term recovery.