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Behavioral Health Services in Alcorn County

Who is Magnolia Behavioral Health?

Magnolia Behavioral Health is a 19 bed inpatient adult and senior psychiatric unit located on the 3rd Floor North at Magnolia Regional Health Center, consisting of 10 geropsych beds and 9 adult beds. Our program offers acute stabilization, treatment and referral services, including voluntary and involuntary admissions. Our unit treats adults and seniors with a range of psychiatric illnesses in an inpatient treatment setting. Our service offers the people of Northeast Mississippi accessible, quality patient care- the core of the hospital’s mission. Our behavioral health unit will primarily focus on disorders including depression, psychosis, anxiety and chronic mental illnesses. Therapies include psychotherapy, educational groups, activity groups and family education. After discharge, a weekly aftercare group is provided.

The center is not able to treat those persons with acute medical or surgical issues. Patients can be accepted by referral or referred for an assessment by an Emergency Room provider.

At Magnolia Behavioral Health, patient confidentiality is stressed and carefully protected by the Magnolia Behavioral Health staff. Admissions and referrals to Magnolia Behavioral Health are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Confidential consultations are available at no charge by calling (662) 293-4280 or  (800) 366-1245.

Expert staff include

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • On-site Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Mental Health Technicians
  • Activity Therapist
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

Senior Behavioral Care

Magnolia Behavioral Health – Senior Care is a 10 bed geriatric psychiatric treatment program accepting voluntary and involuntary patients. Our mission is to help our patients and their families identify and maintain their highest level of functioning achievable.

Our Senior Care program offers an acute treatment program designed to address a wide range of geriatric psychiatric disorders that require hospitalization. This highly specialized program provides acute care to geriatric patients exhibiting psychiatric symptoms. Our geropsych team is skilled at completing comprehensive assessments and intervening in highly complex cases involving psychiatric, functional and psychosocial issues.

Who are our patients?

  • Recent attempted suicide (within 72 hours)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Risk of violence or dangerous assaultive behavior or other acutely uncontrolled behavior as a result of a psychiatric disorder
  • Self-mutilatioin behavior as a result of a psychiatric disorder
  • Acuse onset of exacerbation of hallucinations, delusions, and illusions that magnitude and severity of which threaten the patient’s or family’s well-being
  • Failed outpatient therapy
  • Manic state admitted for appropriate inpatient treatment
  • Evidence of symptoms and/or behavior or verbalizations reflecting significant risk or potential danger (or actual demonstrated danger) to self, others, or property. Must be documented a minimum of everyday
  • Severely impaired social, family, educational, vocational, or developmental functioning or severely disordered behavior. Acute onset of inability to cope with stressful situations

What patients are we unable to accept?

  • Patient is bedridden, therefore unable to participate in psychiatric milieu
  • The patient requires assistance from a mechanical ventilator
  • The patient requires IV fluids or medications (other than occasional antibiotics) or who require constant tube feedings, has central IV lines, PICC lines, or has external A-V shunt
  • Patient has a known, active, communicable disease which might be easily spread in a communal living environment
  • Patient is a moderate-to-severe developmental or physical delay, unable to understand and/or participate in an adult milieu
  • Recent post-operative patients who still have drains, unstable vital signs, or abnormal lab values which could pose a risk to the patient in a non-medical setting.
  • Patient with proven diagnosis of dementia, with no acute behavioral change or no known psychiatric disorder, and no expectation for positive response to treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

If you or a family member/friend are admitted to Magnolia Behavioral Health, you may have a few questions. Please take a minute and review the following questions/answers:

How long will I be a patient on the Inpatient Mental Health Unit?
Length of stay depends on many things, including the treatment plan that is designed especially for you. Your doctor and treatment team will discuss this with you in the first few days.

Can I have a private room?
Private rooms and semi-private rooms are available

Can I make telephone calls?
There are 2 patient phones on the unit where patients may make and receive telephone calls during scheduled phone times. Telephones are turned off during group and bed times.

What activities will I be required /asked to participate in?
Daily activities include group therapy, social activities, a daily meeting with your doctor and staff member.

Can I smoke while I am on the unit?
No. MRHC is a tobacco free facility, but nicotine gum and/or patches can be ordered by the physician.

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