Mental Health

Mental Health Services at Wayne UNC Health Care: The Path to Hope

The stresses of daily living or the challenges of aging can suddenly become overwhelming, but no one should face these problems alone. With the help of our dedicated behavioral health staff, you and those you love don’t have to. In times of crisis, Wayne UNC is here.

Wayne UNC provides inpatient behavioral health services to adults of all ages. Patients benefit from our structured setting and approach. Led by a psychiatrist, our specialists work as a team to treat the whole person. Each team member is committed to providing care using a personal treatment plan. This plan may include recreational therapy and group therapy sessions, as well as medication management. After the crisis has stabilized, our expert team also assists with plans for care in the community after discharge from the hospital.

If you or a loved one needs help, please call (919) 731-6255 to get more information. If this an emergency crisis situation, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800) 273-TALK (8255).

Our Goldsboro Inpatient Services at Wayne UNC Health Care

Wayne UNC Behavioral Health Unit is a 22-bed unit designed to provide quality care to a variety of patients with specific acute psychiatric needs.

The primary population of the Behavioral Health Unit includes VOLUNTARY adult patients ranging in age from 18 years old to geriatric.

The staff includes: Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Recreational Therapist, and Unit Secretaries.

A variety of therapeutic groups are offered on the Behavioral Health Unit. Groups include Nursing, Social Work, and Recreational Therapy. Patient privacy and confidentiality are maintained.

Former Patient Comments About Their Behavioral Health Unit Experience

“I want to express my appreciation to the staff in the Behavioral Health Unit on the 5th floor during my recent stay there. Everyone showed professionalism and were very courteous. I really didn’t want to leave as I felt like part of a family.”

“The nurses and social work staff were great, caring, sensitive to my needs, able to listen and be compassionate over and above my expectations.”

“It was very helpful for my recovery.”

“To see that there were other people with the same problems was helpful.”

“This visit helped far more than I expected.”

“Quality care, Friendly staff.”

“I enjoyed my stay here and I believe I am much better as a result. The people are kind and compassionate. My nurses cared about me and this made my stay a productive one.”

Common Signs of Suicide Risk

The best way to minimize the risk of suicide is to know the risk factors and to recognize the warning signs of suicide. Take these signs seriously; it could save someone’s life.

  • Verbal threats of suicide, such as “I’d be better off dead” or “I don’t want to be here anymore.”
  • Personality changes
  • Giving away personal belongings or prized possessions
  • Depressed mood
  • Expressions of hopelessness
  • Behavioral changes (risk taking)
  • Lack of interest in future plans and daily activities
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
  • History of suicide attempts
  • Feeling trapped, as if there’s no way out

What To Do If Someone Is Suicidal

  • Do not leave that person alone
  • Do not act in a judgmental way
  • Do not swear to secrecy
  • Do not provide counseling yourself
  • Get professional help, even if the person is resistant
  • Ask non-judgmental questions; ask if the person has a plan to end his or her life
  • Communicate with the person
  • Remove all potential weapons
  • Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255)

Common Disorders Treated at Wayne UNC Health Care

At Wayne UNC, we offer comprehensive behavioral health therapy for crisis periods in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Thought Disorders – example, Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)



Local Mental Health Resources

If you or someone you know has a mental illness, there are ways to get help. Use these resources to find help for you, a friend, or a family member.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800.273.8255
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – NC Helpline – 800.451.9682

If someone is in imminent danger, please call 911.



For more than 100 years, Wayne UNC Health Care has served the Wayne County community with exceptional medical services, including behavioral health, to patients from Clinton, Greenville, Kinston, LaGrange, Mount Olive, Princeton, Rocky Mount, Smithfield and Wilson, NC.

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