Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Mental health is a state of successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with challenges. Mental health is essential to personal well-being, family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to contribute to community or society.

Mental disorders are health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, and/or behavior that are associated with distress and/or impaired functioning. Mental disorders contribute to a host of problems that may include disability, pain, or death.


Why Is Mental Health Important?

Mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability. The resulting disease burden of mental illness is among the highest of all diseases. In any given year, an estimated 18.1% (43.6 million) of U.S. adults ages 18 years or older suffered from any mental illness and 4.2% (9.8 million) suffered from a seriously debilitating mental illness.  Moreover, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for the deaths of approximately 43,000 Americans in 2014.

Mental health and physical health are closely connected. Mental health plays a major role in people’s ability to maintain good physical health. Mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, affect people’s ability to participate in health-promoting behaviors. In turn, problems with physical health, such as chronic diseases, can have a serious impact on mental health and decrease a person’s ability to participate in treatment and recovery.


Mental Health Resources In and Near Ford County

Community Resource and Counseling Center offers: 

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Ph: 217-379-4302

Gibson Area Hospital Behavioral Wellness Center offers: 

  • Telepsychiatry Services
  • Behavioral Wellness Center
  • Outpatient Therapy 
  • Ph: 217-784-4540

Iroquois Mental Health Center offers: 

  • Mental Health Programs
  • Substance Use Disorder Programs
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Ph: 815-432-5241

The Pavillion offers: 

  • In-patient treatment
  • Out-patient services
  • Assessment and Admissions 
  • Ph: 217-373-1700

Prevention and Treatment Services offers:  


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  • Outpatient mental health services for adolescents ages 12 and up
  • Accepts Medicaid
  • Ph: 217-954-1128
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  • Agency on Aging
  • Community Care Coordination
  • DHS
  • CDC
  • Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services