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Geriatric Behavioral Health

The issues affecting seniors are uniquely challenging. Declining physical ability, loss of loved ones and isolation can lead to depression, anxiety and other issues. But problems like these are not normal at any age.

New Beginnings treatment fosters true healing. Our goal is to help patients safely return to their optimal style of living. Allow us to partner with you in making the future brighter for you and your loved one.


Depressed Mood
Unresolved Grief
Anxiety, Nervousness
Isolation or Loneliness
Difficulty Coping with Health/Physical Changes
Difficulty concentrating
Sleep or Appetite Changes
Feelings of Hopelessness or Helplessness
Low Self-Esteem
Personality Changes


Confidential treatment
Group, individual, family therapy and medication management for behavioral health diagnosis
A noon meal during the day
Coordination of patient's care with Primary Care Physician
6 - 12 week OUTPATIENT program ( 2-4 days per week)
Transportation available


Medical Director / Psychiatrist
Program Director
Primary Therapist

For further information for you or a loved one, please contact us at 618-524-7370.

Legal Relationship between Hospital and Physicians/Providers:

Massac Memorial Hospital employs Dr. James Hawkins, Dr. Benito Bajuyo, Dr. Jonathan Walters, Dr. Adam Connell, Amanda Gaudy, APRN, FNP-BC, Ashley Hagerty, PA-C, Ashley Sledd APRN FNP-C,Jennifer Kennedy, APRN and Christy Kennedy, APRN, FNP-C. All other physicians/providers on staff at Massac Memorial Hospital, including but not limited to; emergency physicians/providers, pathologists, radiologists, anesthesia providers, other hospital-based physicians/providers, my attending physician/provider and consulting physicians/providers are independent contractors and are NOT employees or agents of Massac Memorial Hospital. All such physicians/providers are independent contractors who have been granted privileges at this facility for the care and treatment of their patients.


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