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Mental health and wellness

Mental health is just as important as physical health. It includes your emotional, psychological and social well-being. With the right diagnosis and treatments, you can get what you need to live as healthy and happy a life as possible.

Mental health services in Brevard, North Carolina

Seeking help for your emotional needs is the first step toward managing the challenges in your life.

Transylvania Regional Hospital provides in-person and virtual mental health care for older adults through our innovative Fresh Start program. Additional support from our sister facility, Sweeten Creek Mental Health and Wellness Center, offers all-ages care to help you cope with life's challenges.

Mental health conditions and symptoms we treat

Our programs can help you deal with a wide range of challenges, including:

  • Aging-related concerns
  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness difficulty
  • Dementia-related issues
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Hopelessness
  • Mood disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Ruminations (negative thought loops)
  • Severe stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Transitions in life

Our behavioral health programs

We offer high-quality, supportive behavioral health services at both our hospital and Sweeten Creek Mental Health and Wellness Center.

Older adult structured outpatient program (SOP)

Fresh Start was developed in 2007 with a mission to provide outpatient services to older adults with a desire to improve their behavioral and emotional health. We work to improve your well-being by looking at the mental, emotional and social aspects of your health. If you are an adult 55 years old or older, and find yourself struggling, Fresh Start might be right for you.

Features of the Fresh Start program for seniors

This senior-based program blends in-person and virtual attendance, and is open to any state resident. We provide individualized and group treatments for a wide range of conditions, and you typically attend two group therapy sessions a day, two or more days a week, for 12 or more weeks.

The program offers many services, including:

  • Group therapy — Discussing your struggles in a safe place can be very restorative. Group therapy helps by connecting you to others with similar problems, helping you find your voice, and learning from one another.
  • Individual therapy — For topics that feel to hard to bring to group therapy, individual therapy gives you safe place to explore these thoughts. Working one-on-one allows for a deeper, more personalized understanding of what's going on in your life.
  • Medication management — Regular meetings with our on-site doctor provide the opportunity to ensure that your prescription is offering the best results. In these meetings, we encourage you to be heavily involved, so you can help influence the direction of your treatment.
  • Psychiatric evaluations — Our doctors can speak with you about your symptoms and rule out other physical conditions that might be the root cause. This evaluation ensures we have an accurate picture to better understand your problematic behaviors or thoughts.

We pledge a continuum of care by assuring that treatment plans, consultation notes, evaluations and any other therapeutic recommendations are sent to your primary care physicians, psychiatrists and therapists.

Transportation to and from the program

We realize that those in need don't always have reliable transportation. Fresh Start offers pick-up and drop-off if you reside in the Brevard and Hendersonville areas.

Program hours

Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. To join our Fresh Start family, get more information or make a referral, please call (828) 862-6393.

Inpatient and outpatient mental health care

Sweeten Creek Mental Health and Wellness Center is equipped to provide a holistic, supportive experience. We have a gym, basketball court, horticulture space, cafeteria and outdoor courtyards where you can recharge your body and mind.

Our caring mental health specialists are dedicated to giving you the comprehensive emotional and psychological support you need.

Our clinic has:

  • 120 beds for inpatient care
  • Care programs for children, teens, adults and seniors
  • Inpatient stabilization, monitoring and care for high-need adults
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOP)
  • Outpatient services, such as weekly therapy and marriage and family counseling
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

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Our Mental health and wellness Locations

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Transylvania Regional Hospital
260 Hospital Dr
Brevard, NC 28712
 (828) 884 - 9111

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Transylvania Regional Hospital
260 Hospital Dr
Brevard, NC 28712
 (828) 884 - 9111
Mission Hospital
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
 (828) 213 - 1111

24.0 miles