North Belknap Inpatient Program
Mental health care when you need it most
Compassionate Short-Term Care
This program serves adults in crisis living with a variety of psychiatric disorders. Your treatment team will work with you and your family to help you achieve your goals.
This work consists of diagnostic assessment, planning, and implementing patient-centered interventions (medications, education, coping skills acquisition, and aftercare planning).
Group therapy is a large component of treatment. Patients are invited to participate in any groups offered on the unit, including art therapy, exercise, cognitive games, sensory activities, discussion groups, and pet therapy. There is a mix of therapy, education, and leisure groups offered each day, led by skilled clinicians of varying backgrounds
McLean Hospital is a research and teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Our program is designed around the full integration of state-of-the-art psychiatric care, empirical research, and clinical education. Patients are approached by a liaison who organizes unit-based research collaboration. Participating in research is completely voluntary. Electing or declining to participate in research studies does not affect clinical care in any way.
Find the care that’s right for you or your loved one. Call us today at 617.855.3141.
Kayla Huesman, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CARN, Nurse Director
Ms. Huesman joined the staff in 2021 after working for many years in psychiatric and addiction nursing and nursing professional development. She is a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). From 2018 to 2020, she served as the Vermont state representative for the New England chapter of the APNA.