Encouraging, equipping and empowering patients and families to achieve whole person health.

Not all diseases are physical. Mental and emotional issues can severely affect all aspects of your life and can be just as debilitating as a physical disease. ECU Health has behavioral health experts to help tackle issues like depression, anxiety, bi-polar, and schizophrenia as well as other mental illnesses.

We recognize that every patient’s circumstances are unique. That’s why we don’t work from a standard treatment plan. After carefully examining your needs, we develop a highly personalized treatment plan to get you back to a healthy, productive life.

Under the guidance of physicians and licensed therapists, we help manage your medications, provide family support and education, and refer you to other services that benefit you.

Mental Health Matters 2022

This year, ECU Health hosted virtual sessions during Mental Health Awareness Month. Watch some highlights from the recorded sessions below to learn more about mental health, including the mind-body connection, emotional freedom and keeping up with mental health in the COVID-19 era.

Tap, tap, who’s there? Exploring Emotional Freedom Techniques

Rebuilding relationships after social distancing

Exhale! Reconnecting the Mind Body Disconnect

Why ECU Health Behavioral Health?

ECU Health Medical Center offers a Behavioral Health intake line (252-847-8791) and a call-back time of 15 minutes or less. To reach our ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan location, please call 252-642-5755 or 252-538-8440. For ECU Health North Behavioral Health, dial 252-535-8775.

For those who have not responded well to medication or other treatments, Electroconvulsive Therapy, also known as ECT, is a specialized treatment that is highly effective in patients with severe depression, suicidal ideations and severe psychosis.

  • In Greenville, ECU Health Medical Center has a specialized unit for patients with both a mental illness and an intellectual disability. It is the only hospital in North Carolina with a unit dedicated to the care of these patients. ECU Health Medical Center also has one of the nation’s only Psychiatric-Medicine units in addition to its unit for any age adult needing psychiatric hospitalization.
  • In Ahoskie, ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan offers a special unit for those over age 65 with acute psychiatric illness as well as a specialty hospital separate from the main building for adults, ages 18-64, needing psychiatric hospitalization.
  • In Roanoke Rapids, ECU Health North has a psychiatric unit for adults, age 18 and older.