Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse for the Daisy Award

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital is proud to announce that we have partnered with the DAISY Foundation for the Daisy Award! This recognition program celebrates nurses by collecting nominations for those who have demonstrated extraordinary compassion, dedication, and clinical expertise in their interactions with patients and colleagues. Commitment to providing exceptional care [...]

2024-02-05T15:04:31-05:00February 5th, 2024|

Investing in the Richness of Our Lives

At Hendricks Behavioral Hospital, we believe that mental health is not just an absence of illness but a profound investment in the richness of our lives. If help with behavioral health is new to you and you are unsure of next steps, please watch this video explaining the process from [...]

2024-01-11T00:57:18-05:00January 11th, 2024|

Take it Easy in 2024: Embracing Baby Steps to Boost Mental Health

Recognize the link between physical and emotional well-being amidst life's hustles. Nurture mental resilience with practical, sustainable steps. Discover manageable ways to enhance mental and emotional health this year. Listen to Your Body: Recognizing Emotional Clues Our bodies are intricate messengers, often revealing emotional distress through physical symptoms. Insomnia, fatigue, [...]

2023-12-29T13:22:11-05:00December 29th, 2023|

Activity Therapy Partner: Child’s Play Fitness

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital's Activity Therapy Department includes Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy and several contracted services; fitness, yoga, pet therapy, and behavior management. Each discipline collaborates with an interdisciplinary treatment team and uses various activities as a form of active treatment in order improve patients overall functioning in the following areas [...]

2023-11-17T14:03:53-05:00November 17th, 2023|

Pride Month

What is Pride Month? Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewell Uprising in New York and celebrates the LGBTQ community and the fight for equal rights. The Stonewell Uprising began on June 28, 1969, when police in New York raided the Stonewall Inn, a prominent gay bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. [...]

2023-06-05T12:32:39-04:00June 5th, 2023|

Information on Edibles

What are Edibles? Edibles are food products infused with marijuana. The amount of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can vary in each item. The amount and ingredients can vary even more in homemade edibles. Edibles take longer than smoking marijuana to affect an individual which makes it harder [...]

2023-05-09T11:18:10-04:00May 9th, 2023|

Strive Day School

Strive Day School is an alternative program offered through our traditional adolescent Strive Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This program is offered to males and females ages 13 to 17. The full day school program is recommended when adolescents may be stepping down from an acute inpatient stay, or when traditional [...]

2023-04-11T15:49:29-04:00April 11th, 2023|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Hires New Clinical Educator

Angie Best-Egler is the new Clinical Educator for Hendricks Behavioral Hospital. She has been a psychiatric nurse for over 15 years, and last served as clinical nursing supervisor for Eskenazi’s Narcotics Treatment Program. She is a member of Hendricks County Alliance for Diversity and serves on the board of Hendricks [...]

2023-03-02T14:12:55-05:00March 2nd, 2023|

Know the Facts: Xylazine

In 2021, xylazine was found in 91% of opioid samples in Philadelphia. Xylazine, a non-opioid sedative used in veterinary medicine, has recently gained attention for its role in increasing overdoses nationwide. However, it is not new to the illicit drug market. Xylazine is not approved for use in humans and [...]

2023-02-14T11:34:51-05:00January 25th, 2023|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital – New Director of Outpatient Services

Christine Daniel has been named the Director of Outpatient Services at Hendricks Behavioral Hospital. She will serve with a focus on continuum of care, step-down services, and engaging people in need of person-centered treatment and support. Christine previously served as the Executive Director of Transitional Healthcare for the Indiana Department [...]

2023-01-16T20:48:11-05:00January 16th, 2023|

Shop With a Cop

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital is honored to be a community resource and have the ability to give back to our community. The hospital partnered with FOP Lodge #132 to assist them in their annual Shop With a Cop program. The lodge was able to assist over 70 kids and 25 families [...]

2022-12-22T15:39:31-05:00December 22nd, 2022|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Intensive Outpatient Programs for Adults and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

The State of Indiana released data showing significant incidences where alcohol and/or illegal substances are impacting Hoosiers. In 2021, there were 19,087 discharges from our emergency rooms, 2,554 deaths, 600,303 Naloxone administered by EMS personnel, and 44,248 arrests due to alcohol and other substances. The one thing that is evident [...]

2022-09-01T17:33:08-04:00September 1st, 2022|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Hires New Program Director

Judy Bannister is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. With over 25 years of experience, Judy has worked with a range of clients in the community, incarcerated, homeless, individuals with severe mental health and substance use diagnoses, at risk children and families, group therapy, developmental disabilities, [...]

2022-07-05T15:15:40-04:00July 5th, 2022|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Expands Activity Therapy Programs

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital has expanded our activity therapy to include more services to enhance the experience of our patients. We now have a licensed board-certified behavior analyst coming in twice a week for our Thrive and Foundations units through the company Kids Count Therapy. They will also be offering speech [...]

2022-07-05T13:09:55-04:00July 5th, 2022|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Welcomes Sara T

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital welcomes its newest member to the Business Development Team. Sara T. is the new Community Liaison. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree from IUPUI and comes to us with a broad background in the mental health and addictions field. Sara enjoys spending her free time with her mini-bernadoodle, [...]

2022-03-18T11:58:59-04:00March 18th, 2022|

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program Opens At Hendricks Behavioral Hospital

ADOLESCENT INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM OPENS AT HENDRICKS BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL – Both In Person and Tele-medicine (Virtual) Hendricks Behavioral Hospital provides a comprehensive, trauma-based, compassionate group for male and female adolescents ages 13 to 17 years old. Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) is recommended when traditional outpatient methods have failed or don’t [...]

2022-03-02T14:34:14-05:00February 16th, 2022|

Employee Spotlight – Annette Krieder, Director of Clinical Services

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Employee Spotlight – Annette Krieder, Director of Clinical Services Annette has provided both inpatient and outpatient mental health services to people of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, group homes, and private practice. She has provided substance [...]

2022-01-24T16:52:19-05:00January 24th, 2022|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Opens Adolescent Services

ALARMING STUDIES SHOW INCREASE IN MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES AMONG YOUTH; Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Opens Adolescent Services The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children’s Hospital Association -- which collectively represent over 77,000 physicians and over 200 children's hospitals -- are sounding the [...]

2022-01-12T14:35:22-05:00December 2nd, 2021|

Are You Making Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Are you making your New Year’s Resolutions? Take Inventory and then take action! While most people will vow to exercise more, eat healthier, and lose weight in 2021, many don’t realize that physical health and mental health are intricately linked. On a good day, everyday stressors can leave us feeling [...]

2021-11-02T13:43:41-04:00September 28th, 2021|

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Ribbon Cutting

The Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place on Friday, May 14th, 2021. Watch the full video and view photos from the event below.

2021-10-07T07:13:32-04:00May 20th, 2021|
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