Is COVID-19 Affecting Your Teen’s Mental Health?

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Please take a few minutes to read about how we can all prevent suicide.

We Can All Prevent Suicide

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Announcing Women’s Connection Inpatient Unit

Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is excited to announce the opening of our Women’s Connection inpatient unit.

The Women’s connection program provides a safe and nurturing environment for women 18 and older. Treatment is comprehensive and individualized, focusing on crisis stabilization, mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and postpartum depression. Our continuum of care offers a gradual step-down to our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offering ongoing support.

We welcome referrals form families, physicians, healthcare providers, and the community.

Please call our Intake Center with any questions or to set up a free, confidential assessment at 774-314-3490.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Visitation Information

To schedule a visit please contact:

[email protected] or 774-366-7000.

Visitation Hours:

In-person visits Monday through Friday, 6:30-8pm
In-person visits weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-3:30pm

Zoom visits available and encouraged – email: [email protected]

Masks must be worn.
All personal items must be left in car or locked up in the lobby upon arrival, including keys and phones.
No outside food or drinks.
Visit lengths are subject to space availability and are guaranteed at least 15 minutes with patient.

Visitation Policy:

  • The patient’s attorneys shall be permitted to visit without limitation.
  • The patient’s personal clergy shall be permitted to visit without limitation.
  • Guardians (including parents of patients under 19) may visit without limitation.
  • Visitors must be 17 years of age or older. (Family therapy session members are not considered visitors for the purpose of this policy). Visits with individuals 17 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult, approved, and prearranged by the treatment team.
  • All items brought in by visitors for the patients shall be inspected by staff prior to going to the unit. Visitors will be accompanied by staff to the unit.
  • Visitors are required to present picture identification. The receptionist must verify the visitor’s identity prior to providing the visitor with a pass.
  • The visitor must sign in and out at the front desk and obtain a visitor’s pass from the receptionist.
  • Visitors will be given a copy of the contraband list.
  • Visitors are not permitted to take any coats, bags, purses, backpacks, cell phones, or any contraband into visiting areas. Items must be either left in the car or placed in a locker provided in the lobby.
  • Contraband items include a camera, lighters, matches, cigarettes, pens, pencils, or other sharp objects, tape recorders, cell phones, plastic bags, cords, weapons, food, beverages, gum, and tattooing or piercing supplies.
  • When a visitor would like to bring in food, it must be approved and prearranged by the treatment team. The food must be from a restaurant.
  • The expectation of visitors of HBM is for the visitors to remain good community members. Use of appropriate language, attire, and sobriety are required.
  • Visitors are not allowed in the patient rooms at any time.
  • Visitors are to be escorted to and from the visiting space by staff.
  • All visits are supervised.


Pickup and Discharge

If you are picking up a discharging patient, please wait in your car and call the receptionist at 844-319-0000. Hospital staff will walk the discharging patient out of the hospital to the awaiting car.

Please do NOT drop off any items to the hospital without speaking to a member of the patients care team.

HBM is Hosting a Mental Health Special Interest Group

Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy works with schools, hospitals, nursing homes and the Board of Allied Health about relevant concerns in our profession. This will bring the opportunity for professionals to get together and discuss relevant topics in health care.

Meetings will be held every third Tuesday of the month. Watch for upcoming topics of interest.

$10 for non-members, all disciplines are welcome.

First meeting to be held March 17th 5:30p-7:30p for our first meet and greet and planning session

To register, email Sean Hourihan @ [email protected]

Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is Celebrating our 1st Anniversary

February 15th, 2019 we started with a few patients. But now we are MANY and GROWING, not only in numbers, but also in talents, creativity and HEART.

In addition to celebrating our 1 year Anniversary, we are in the process of opening new programs for both inpatient and outpatient!

The achievements of this hospital are the results of the combined efforts of each individual working here.  Congratulations to the staff and families of Hospital for Behavioral Medicine.

Coming Soon: Women’s Connections

Women’s Connections: Specialized Behavioral Health Care

The Women’s Connection Program provides a safe and nurturing environment where women 18 and older can offer each other hope and support as they begin the healing process.
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Overcoming the Winter Blues

If you’ve been feeling down, irritable, or low on energy or if you’ve been craving sweet or starchy foods or sleeping more or less than usual, you may be experiencing a type of depression that’s common in the winter months, per the National Sleep Foundation. As the hours of daylight decrease and the temperature outside gets chilly during the winter, many people experience mental health disorder symptoms like these. You can take steps to ease these symptoms:

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Hospital for Behavioral Medicine Hosts Opening Ceremony Celebration

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine located at 100 Century Drive Worcester, MA. recently celebrated its Opening Celebration on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Former New England Patriot & 3-time Super Bowl champion Troy Brown was our guest of honor & keynote speaker. The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine will continue to be an ally to those in need of mental health treatment, […]