Health Department

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

 Our Mission

To preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of Grundy County

Our Vision

Healthy People, Thriving Communities, and Vibrant Futures

Behavioral Health

Darcy Jasien, MS, LCPC

Director of Behavioral Health

Our goal is to improve the mental and emotional well-being of our county residents, struggling with a mental illness and/or a substance abuse disorder. Our service goals focus on maintaining a stable life on an outpatient basis, improving daily functioning, and enhancing individual satisfaction in order to contribute socially and economically to the community.  For inquires, comments, questions, or concerns, please email the front desk contact@grundyhealth.com and please include your name, phone number, and brief message.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

We Serve
  • Children and adolescents (7-18) struggling with: adjustment, anger issues, ADHD, bullying, poor communication skills, and/or experiencing anxiety or depression symptoms. Counseling can provide clients with better coping skills and problem solving techniques while in a safe place to express their feelings.
  •  Individuals 18 and older, with priority given to those with extensive mental health treatment history, experiencing functional struggles (daily life skills, occupation skills, social skills, lack of support, access to services), at risk of psychiatric hospitalization, and pregnant and/or postpartum women.
  • 60+ Seniors including in home or at the office, depending on the needs of the client, with priority given to those 60 years of age and older, caregivers and grandparents (age 55 and older) raising grandchildren.
We Offer
  • Counseling by certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors for adolescents and adults, with priority given to parenting women, pregnant injecting drug users, injecting drug abusers at high risk for HIV infection, known HIV infected persons, and referrals from DCFS, TANF, DOC and TASC.
  • Mental health and/or substance abuse evaluations for those required by the courts, probation, DCFS or parole.
  • Mental Health and Drug Court assessments and counseling services are provided for individuals selected to participate in these alternative courts.
  • Assessment, Individual and Group Therapy, Parent/Child Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Medication Management, Psychiatric Evaluation, Community Outreach and Education on Youth Mental Health First Aid, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Hoarding, Effects of Illicit Drugs, Alcohol and Prescription Medications, Side Effects of Medication, Coping Skills, Family Dynamics, Developing a Recovery Lifestyle, Identifying Self-defeating Behaviors, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Relapse Prevention, and Referrals to appropriate resources.
Our Staff Is Comprised Of
  • Professional therapists working within a multidisciplinary team approach ranging in certifications including CADC, LPC, LCPC, MISA, and QMHP.
  • Licensed and board certified psychiatrist
  • Licensed psychologist
Brochure: Behavioral Health Services

Click HERE to view the Behavioral Health Services Brochure.

Cost of Services

We accept Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care Plans. All fees not covered by Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care Plans are subject to a sliding fee scale. 

Why Should You or a Loved One Seek Help?

Early treatment is better. Symptoms may get worse. Dealing with them now might help
stop them from getting worse in the future. Finding out more about what treatments work,
where to look for help, and what kinds of questions to ask can make it easier to get help and
lead to better outcomes.
 Symptoms can change family life. Symptoms can get in the way of your family life. You
may find that you pull away from loved ones, are not able to get along with people, or that
you are angry or even violent. Getting help can help improve your family life.
 Symptoms can be related to other health problems. Symptoms can worsen physical health
problems, such as heart disease, intestinal problems, headaches, and other physical
complaints. By getting help you could also improve your physical health.
 Symptoms can include hopelessness and helplessness. Getting help is key to overcoming
these feelings. Struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic distress disorder, bipolar
disorder, and other forms of mental illness can leave a person feeling powerless and
vulnerable. It’s important to remind yourself that you have strengths and coping skills that
can get you through tough times.

Helping a loved one
 Be patient and understanding. Getting better takes time, even when a person is committed
to treatment. Be patient with the pace of recovery and offer a sympathetic ear. A person may
need to talk about what’s going on. This is part of the healing process, so avoid the
temptation to tell your loved one to stop rehashing, especially the past, and move on.
 Don’t pressure your loved one into talking. However, at times it can be very difficult for
people to talk about what’s going on. For some, it can even make things worse. Never try to
force your loved one to open up. Let the person know, however, that you’re there when and if
he or she wants to talk.
 Try to anticipate and prepare for triggers. Common triggers include anniversary dates;
people or places associated with trauma; and certain sights, sounds, or smells. If you are
aware of what triggers may cause an upsetting reaction, you’ll be in a better position to offer
the support and help your loved one may need to recover.
 Don’t take the symptoms personally. Common symptoms can include emotional
numbness, anger, and withdrawal. If your loved one seems distant, irritable, or closed
off, remember that this may not have anything to do with you or your relationship.
 Always know that there are other resources available. Resources are available for you
and your loved one. Contact your doctor, or other health care professional, and seek
additional resources. You can also contact us here at the Health Department, Division of
Mental Health & Substance Abuse, at 815/941-3140.

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