Geriatric Mental Health

Remarkable care at every age

If you or a loved one are a senior in need of support for stress, grief, isolation or a mental health issue, Novant Health is here to help. Our skilled geriatric psychiatrists, therapists, counselors and nurses are experts in diagnosing and treating the unique mental health needs of seniors.

Find care and resources.

For help finding the right care for you or your loved one or answers to your questions, call our 24-hour toll-free mental health program access line:


Licensed therapists are available to provide you with answers and support when you need it.

We make sure you're heard.

The psychiatry team at Novant Health understands that seniors face different physical and mental health challenges than younger adults. If you need emotional support, we offer inpatient and outpatient treatment programs to improve your quality of life. We'll listen to your concerns and ensure that you and your loved ones have a say in your treatment plan.

What are common mental health symptoms?

Some of the most common mental health stressors we face as we age are:

  • Social isolation
  • Depression
  • Unresolved grief
  • Reduced physical activity
  • Financial stress
  • Loss of independence

What geriatric psychiatry treatments are available?

In addition to our adult programs, we provide inpatient and outpatient geriatric mental health treatment programs customized to meet your specific needs. Our experienced team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counselors and therapists work with you in a relaxed environment so you can learn to manage your condition.

We offer various treatments, including:

  • Group and individual therapy
  • Structured recreational therapy
  • Medication management
  • Stress, anxiety and grief management

Mental health programs for seniors

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Mental Health Call Center

If you have questions regarding your mental health and overall well-being, you can access the Novant Health Mental Health Call Center 24 hours a day.

Our licensed therapists can answer your questions and provide guidance and advice to you and your loved ones.

Call 1-800-718-3550 to speak with a Novant Health mental health therapist. 

You and your family matter.

Your mental health issue impacts others around you. Novant Health offers family therapy sessions to help create a happier environment and better quality of life for all.

In these sessions, you'll be encouraged to express your feelings, learn coping mechanisms and establish healthier communication skills. If you are receiving inpatient mental health treatment, we’ll also discuss discharge plans to ensure a smooth transition home.

Look for Novant Health facilities near you that may offer these services.

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