Behavioral Health for Seniors

Behavioral Health Services is an acute, short-term, inpatient unit that provides comprehensive assessment and treatment in a secure setting for patients age 55 and older who may be experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Suicidal ideation, gesture, or attempt

  • Homicidal ideation, threats to others, or assaultive behavior

  • Hallucinations or delusions

  • Self-destructive behavior that poses significant risk

  • Psychiatric symptoms that cause bizarre, disordered behavior

  • Acute worsening of chronic psychiatric symptoms

Patients receive services designed to meet the specific medical, emotional, and social needs of older adults.

Our Services

  • Crisis intervention and stabilization

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

  • 24-Hour nursing and medical support

  • Medication Stabilization and management

  • Individual and group therapy

  • Family education and Support

  • Daily recreational and educational group activities

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

  • Comprehensive discharge planning

  • Consultation and Referral

  • Psychiatric care for older adults (ages 55+)

You’re Not Alone


Depression and other emotional illness are significant problem for seniors.

National statistics show that one out of every four older adults suffer from serious emotional difficulties related to age.

Data shows that approximately 70 percent of all primary care visits by older adults are driven by psychological factors (e.g. panic, generalized anxiety, major depression).

According to the American Psycho-logical Association, older Americans have the highest suicide rate of any age group.

Ready to find out more?

Our professionals are ready to help by providing a supportive recovery atmosphere.  Plus, we develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient based on their evaluation and diagnosis.  

Meet our Administrator

Bobby Brown, LCSW, is a lifetime East Tennessee native with over twenty years of behavioral health experience. Bobby has worked therapeutically with individuals across the lifespan and has been in leadership for most of his career. He has led outstanding teams in both clinical programs and in managed care. Bobby feels strongly that the science of behavioral health must be driven by both compassion and outcomes. Compassion is the heart that healthcare workers bring to the challenge of mental health. “Helpers” often experience a calling to do so and Bobby has quickly learned that every one of the staff at BHRT are driven to do so at the top of their ability. Outcomes are the results we get from the care we provide. We can demonstrate that what we do works and that people’s lives are better because of it. “This is an exciting program with a mission I feel completely connected to,” says Bobby. “I’m very much looking forward to its continued growth and leadership presence in the mental health community.” 


Contact Us


210 Industrial Park Lane

Rocky Top, TN 37769

Tel: 865-630-9200 | Fax: 865-630-9002


Phone: 865-218-6115 | FAX: 865-671-1303

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