Psychiatric ServicesHope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

Few families in the U.S. are untouched by mental illness. According to studies reported by the U.S. Surgeon General, up to 30 percent of adults have either a mental or addictive disorder. Such disorders can have a profound impact on day-to-day activities, including the ability to go to work or school. Both the person affected as well as those close to him or her are often overwhelmed by the symptoms of the disorder.

Though each person who suffers through mental illness has unique needs, one thing is true for everyone: Recovery of mind, body and spirit is the key to rebuilding hope and confidence, and opening the door to the rest of your life.

As the first community-based hospital in Maryland to develop a psychiatric unit, and one of few acute care facilities in the Baltimore area with an inpatient program, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has long recognized the distinctive needs of patients who require mental health treatment.

Our goal is compassionate recovery for the whole patient – mind, body and spirit – in a multidisciplinary manner and through a unique, individualized continuum of care that is sensitive to a patient’s particular needs and level of treatment.

Through our inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs, St. Joseph is able to treat general psychiatric disorders as well as specializing in the treatment of patients with affective illnesses, including major depression and bipolar disorder.

And, patients and their families can rest assured that St. Joseph offers a safe, confidential, comfortable and easy-to-access setting, with some of the Baltimore area’s most experienced mental health experts.

Harry A. Brandt, M.D.

Harry A. Brandt, M.D.
Head, Department of Psychiatry
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Steven F. Crawford, M.D.

Steven F. Crawford, M.D.
Assistant Head, Department of Psychiatry
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association