Areas to Support
Mental Health Services
Meriter is committed to the overall well-being of our patients including the psychiatric care of adults who struggle with mental health and chemical dependency challenges. Our NewStart program also assists adolescents with addiction recovery treatment.
Meriter’s Adult Psychiatry program exists to help people when they are at their most vulnerable and unable to safely care for themselves. The road to mental health wellness can be long; however, many people have a renewed sense of self worth and willingness to overcome their challenges once they receive care.
Gifts to the Adult Psychiatry program offer hope to hundreds of individuals and families, each year. Presently, the acute unit is too small and requires modifications to improve the space and provide more room for patients to receive care. Another addition, a calming room, would offer patients exhibiting escalating behaviors an alternative opportunity to quietly reflect and develop self-awareness skills.
NewStart is a comprehensive chemical dependency rehabilitation program, offering confidential, caring treatment to adolescents and adults suffering from the effects of substance abuse. Founded more than 35 years ago, the NewStart program has helped individuals and families throughout the Midwest find their way toward recovery.
Gifts to the NewStart program offer hope to hundreds of individuals and families, each year. The program has ongoing needs, which include new therapy approaches and activities for patients, resource materials for families and educational training for staff.