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Behavioral Health

Mental health issues are no different than other medical conditions, such as hypertension or diabetes. Yet many people don't seek help. They suffer in silence, not knowing or denying that something can be done.

Today an estimated 22.1% of adults in America - about one in five - suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. In addition, four of the ten leading causes of disability are mental disorders. So it is no surprise that more and more people are seeking professional help to deal with these problems.

Our Spectrum of Care

We provide a spectrum of services and treatment options in a variety of settings. Because we are hospital-based, we offer a full continuum of services. Our highly specialized team consists of board certified psychiatrists, clinical nurses, mental health associates, clinical nurse specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and clinical social workers.

Family Involvement

Our staff recognizes the emotional toll that a chronic mental illness can have on the entire family. Throughout treatment, our therapists help family members understand how mental illness affects the family. Families learn and practice appropriate roles and boundaries, how to set realistic expectations for the patient's capabilities. Family therapy also helps families develop healthy ways of communicating and dealing with stress and developmental changes so future problems do not escalate into situations that the family is not equipped to handle.

Behavioral Health Partners

Behavioral Health Partners of Frederick, Inc. offers outpatient behavioral health services at two convenient locations in the Frederick area. They serve children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with a wide range of mental health concerns and emotional issues. The professional staff consists of licensed social workers, board-certified psychiatrists, and registered nurses.

As a partnership of Sheppard Pratt Health System and Frederick Memorial Hospital, Behavioral Health Partners' services are part of an integrated continuum of behavioral health care, and reflect the high standard of care that the community has come to expect of these two institutions over the past 100 years.

About Sheppard Pratt

Sheppard Pratt Health System is a nationally renowned mental health and substance abuse center for treatment, professional training, and research. Founded in 1853 by Moses Sheppard, Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital is a private 322-bed, not-for-profit hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Sheppard Pratt among the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the United States.


For more information on any of our Behavioral Health programs, please call 240-566-3904.



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