A frequent conversation that I have is about resources and mental health options, especially in a crisis. I have this discussion with my clients, people who email or call us, and family and friends. We have lists of resources at our office, but I felt like it would be good to better organize this list.
The purpose of this article is to inform people local to the Mooresville area about the available mental health resources. Note that this list is not complete, but rather the best I can do in such a dynamic and fluctuating industry.
Nervous Breakdown (Having Suicidal Thoughts)
First of all, you can always call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. It is available 24/7. Statesville Crisis Recovery Center has a 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 704-871-1045 and a Mobile Crisis Unit that will come to your location if you are in Iredell County.
In a crisis, it is hard to make well-informed decisions. If you or a loved one is having a nervous breakdown or is suicidal, then you reach out to the resources that you know. Many times, that is the local emergency room or urgent care. This may not be the best option.
If you go to a hospital where there is NOT a psychiatric or mental health unit, then you may wait in an emergency room for hours before the hospitalists decide where to send you. By going to a place that specializes in mental health treatment, you bypass spending a lot of time in a waiting room.
*Note that all of the hospitals, treatment centers, and retreats listed below are for adults (ages 18+) unless otherwise indicated.
Inpatient Mental Health Facilities (Short-Term, Secular)
For the Mooresville, NC area, I recommend going to or contacting one the following locations because they offer inpatient mental health treatment (or have a psychiatric unit.)
1. Davis Regional Medical Center
Delta Behavioral Health Unit |218 Old Mocksville Road | Statesville, NC 28625 |704-838-7450
2. Atrium Behavioral Health
16740 Davidson-Concord Road (Hwy. 73) | Davidson, NC 28036 | 704-801-9400
3. Crisis Recovery Center (CRC)
524 Signal Hill Drive Extension | Statesville, NC 28625 | 704-871-1045
* Note that CRC has a Mobile Crisis Unit that will come to your location and assess you and admit you if needed.
These are voluntary or involuntary psychiatric units where you will be in under the care of a psychiatrist. These are hospitals or hospital-like settings. The usual goal is to get the patient stable where they are not having suicidal thoughts and are sleeping at least for 6 hours per night. The average stay is about 3-5 days.
Along with the psychiatrist, a team of nurses and therapists will be working with you. Although some of them may be Christians, your care will come from a secular, medical model without a Christian perspective. Basically, you will learn some healthy coping skills and your medication will be adjusted so that you are at a stable level. Afterwards, you will need to seek outpatient therapy or counseling.
Inpatient Mental Health Facilities (Short & Long-Term, Christian)
Before I begin, let me explain that there are many Christian substance abuse inpatient centers, but there are very few inpatient mental health facilities that are overtly Christian.
If you are looking for a Christian mental health facility and you are not having substance abuse issues, then I recommend the following “partial hospitalization” facilities:
1. The Center: A Place of Hope
547 Dayton St | Edmonds, WA 98020 | 888-771-5166 | www.aplaceofhope.com
The Center is located in Edmonds, WA on the outskirts of Seattle on the Puget Sound. You stay in condominium-like housing with a pool, basketball court, and gym. Treatment is provided by a caring, talented group of licensed medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nutritionists, dieticians, and clergy.
Minimum Stay: 3-4 days
Average Stay: 30 days
2. Honey Lake Clinic
1290 Honey Lake Rd | Greenville, FL 32331 | 844-747-7772 | www.honeylake.clinic
The Honey Lake Clinic is located in Greenville, FL in a remote part of the Florida panhandle. You stay in cabins on a sprawling campus with a lake to fish and horse back riding. Treatment includes individual counseling, group counseling, psychiatrist supervision, talks by clergy & mental health experts, brain-mapping & neurofeedback, and equine therapy.
*They offer scholarships for clergy.
Minimum Stay: 30 days
Average Stay: 41 days
Christian Mental Health Retreat Centers (no medication management)
Again, there are many Christian substance abuse retreat centers, but very few Christian retreat centers where the patients are not suffering with alcohol or drug abuse. At these centers, you will receive Christian counseling in a relaxed environment.
1. His High Places
132 Jarvis Circle | West Jefferson, NC 28694 | 336-877-4443 | www.hishighplaces.org
At His High Places, you stay at a “bed and breakfast” type home in the mountains. You receive multiple individual counseling sessions per day. The length of stay varies from one weekend to 5 days or 10 days.
2. Quiet Waters Retreat
4901 E Dry Creek Rd, Suite G80 | Centennial, CO 80122 | 303-639-9066 | www.qwaters.org
Quiet Waters Ministry provides a retreat center for those in ministry. The counseling is provided two to three hours per day. The length of stay varies from one to two weeks.
3. Heartstream Resources for Global Workers
101 Herman Lee Circle | Liverpool, PA 17045 | 717-444-2374 | www.heartstreamresources.org
Heartstream provides a week long counseling and debriefing for missionaries and church groups. You stay at a home overlooking the Susquehanna River.
Specifically for Young Women
1. Mercy Multiplied
P. O. Box 111060 | Nashville, TN 37222 | 615-831-6987 | www.mercymultiplied.com
Mercy Multiplied is a Christian residential program for young women ages 13-32 who are dealing with life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, unplanned pregnancy, drug and alcohol addiction, depression, any sort of abuse or addiction, and/or any other negative life-controlling issues. It is a volunteer program that is free-of-charge and lasts between 6-9 months. Mercy Multiplied has four homes in the United States located in Nashville, TN; Monroe, LA; Sacramento, CA; and St. Louis, MO.
2. Compass Rose Academy
5233 South 50 East | Wabash, IN 46992 | 800-716-9406 | compassroseacademy.org
Compass Rose Academy is situated on 800 acres of land and has a pond, gym, a softball field, farmland, and a pool. Compass Rose is designed to help teenage girls ages 14-18 and their families succeed at home and in life through both prevention services and a residential treatment center for troubled teen girls. Students live in a “cottage” with up to 11 other students. The average stay is 9 to 12 months.
Specifically for Boys and Young Men
P. O. Box | Searcy, AR 72145 |866-729-4479 | capstonetreatmentcenter.com
Capstone Treatment Center is a residential treatment and behavioral-care program in the Ozark foothills for young adult men ages 14-26. With a minimum of 4 hours of individual therapy per week, Capstone also offers adventure therapy through a ropes course and other outdoor activities, exercise therapy, and family therapy. The average stay is 90 to 96 days.
Unique to Capstone is canine therapy. Every resident receives a Labrador retriever puppy upon admittance. After graduation, the puppy goes home with them.
1. Pure Life Ministries
14 School Street | Dry Ridge, KY 41035 | 888-254-2884 | www.purelifeministries.org
Pure Life Ministries offers a Christian residential program for men on a 45 acre campus in rural Kentucky. This 9 month program offers a buffer from our sexualized culture. Structure, accountability, and discipline is worked into the men’s life through meetings, daily devotionals, spiritual homework, and one-on-one counseling.
In addition to the residential program, Pure Life offers a 12 week at-home program. For the wives, an at-home program is available as well.
Christian Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Below are a few of the many Christian rehab centers:
1. Adult & Teen Challenge
Adult & Teen Challenge has over 200 locations in the United States. They serve all age groups and genders. For example – in Conover, NC, boys 18 and under may attend the NC Boys Academy. Girls 18 and below may attend the Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge in Roanoke, VA. In Fredericksburg, VA, the Beauty for Ashes Home allows women to attend with their children. There are programs in Kannapolis, Greensboro, Carthage, Brown’s Summit, and Franklin.
2. Freedom Farm Ministries
3109 Old US Hwy 421 | Boone, NC 28607 | 828-202-5907 | www.freedomfarmministries.org
3. Bethel Colony of Mercy
1675 Bethel Colony Rd | Lenior, NC 28645 |828-754-3781 | www.bethelcolony.org
4. Beach House Recovery
P. O. Box 7361 | Ocean Isle, NC 28469 | 910-712-2241 | www.beachhouserecovery.net
5. Hebron Colony / Grace Home
356 Old Turnpike Road | Boone, NC 28607 | 828-963-4842 | www.hebroncolony.org
There are two facilities to serve the differing needs of men and women struggling with addiction. The main campus in Boone, North Carolina is the men’s facility and can house up to 39 students. Grace Home, the women’s facility, is located in Santee, South Carolina and has a capacity for 16 ladies.
A 10-week residential program is offered at both facilities and there is no charge for admission other than a small, refundable medical deposit for emergency purposes.