Social Isolation & COVID-19

The mental health effects of COVID-19 are just as important to address as are the physical health effects. For many, adjusting to a new way of life can be overwhelming and difficult. This is especially true for those individuals who have a mental health condition or those at risk for developing one.

It is important to adhere to the safety guidelines established by the CDC and local health officials. Social distancing can aggravate mental health symptoms, but social distancing does not have to mean social isolation. Lake Behavioral Hospital has solutions for those needing assistance.

Lake Behavioral uses evidence-based treatment models that are designed to provide treatment with lasting results. The coping mechanisms and education provided by our licensed mental health team can be utilized in these stressful situations to manage your mental health.

Our hospital provides mental health treatment for adolescents, adults, and senior adults in either an outpatient or inpatient setting.

Signs and symptoms to look for:

  • Increased anxiety or depression
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Worsening of existing medical conditions
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating or completing tasks

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above symptoms please call Lake Behavioral.

We offer no cost mental health assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These can be done in person or via telehealth. Call today: 855-990-1900.

Lake Behavioral Hospital takes the health and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff very seriously. We have implemented the guidelines established by the CDC and local health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our hospital. Rest assured, your safety is our number one priority.

Lake Behavioral Hospital, Providing Mental Health Treatment for Wisconsin

Located just 10 miles of the border in Waukegan, IL, Lake Behavioral Hospital is prepared to meet the mental health needs of Wisconsin. Lake Behavioral provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for mental health and chemical dependency for adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Accessibility to mental health and chemical dependency treatment among all age groups is a growing concern in Wisconsin.

  • About 55,000 adolescents aged 12-17 had at least one major mental health event in the past year with less than 30% receiving treatment.
  • About 170,000 adults had serious thoughts of suicide in the last year and about 180,000 were diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Less than 40% received treatment.
  • About 377,000 adults reported heavy alcohol use in the last year with less than 6% receiving treatment.

Lake Behavioral Hospital understands the difficulty associated with seeking treatment for mental health conditions and chemical dependency. Our caring team of licensed mental health professionals, psychiatrists, nurses, and staff are prepared to address these concerns.

As a community service, Lake Behavioral Hospital offers no-cost mental health assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mental health assessments are also offered via Telehealth. A licensed clinician will offer treatment recommendations that are tailored to the individual needs of families and their loved ones.

Located in Waukegan, IL, Lake Behavioral Hospital is the premiere provider of mental health and chemical dependency treatment in northern Illinois. Utilizing evidence-based treatment models, Lake Behavioral Hospital can help individuals make lasting change to their lives. Lake Behavioral Hospital accepts most major insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 855-990-1900.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Barometer: Wisconsin, 2015. HHS Publication No. SMA–16–Baro–2015–WI. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2015

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