At Bon Secours Virginia, we can help you deal with the stress of modern life. And, we know a lot exists. More than ever, women are trying to balance school, work and home responsibilities. Girls and women also often face unexpected events, like job loss, domestic violence, physical assault and the illness or death of a loved one. Plus, changes in physical health can profoundly affect emotional health. Depression, anxiety and eating disorders affect women more than often than men.
Many women deal with postpartum depression (PPD). This can turn the joys of being a new parent into a struggle. PPD can cause feelings, like restlessness, anxiety, fatigue, and worthlessness. Some mothers worry that they will harm themselves or their babies. Many women are embarrassed or ashamed by PPD. You shouldn't be. Doctors believe that hormonal changes may cause the condition. If you have these symptoms and they last more than a week or two, don't keep them to yourself. Talk therapy and medication can get you back on the right track.
We give girls and women a safe place and the skills needed to cope with behavioral issues. Our care team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
They can help you with:
- Depression associated with pregnancy and childbirth
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Weight and stress management
- Substance abuse
Bon Secours Virginia has a 32-bed inpatient psychiatric facility at St. Mary’s Hospital and another 40-bed one at Richmond Community Hospital. Both offer acute and long-term care.
To learn more about behavioral health services at Bon Secours, call 804-359-WELL.
For a list of Bon Secours behavioral health specialists, click here.