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Behavioral Health Outpatient


The Behavioral Health Resource Center (BHRC) of Adams Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 2004, offering counseling services to residents throughout the northeast Indiana counties of Adams, Jay, Wells, and neighboring Van Wert and Mercer Ohio counties.  BHRC operates from two locations, one in Berne and Decatur, in order to provide close-to-home convenience.  Respecting privacy and offering comfort to our clients is of utmost importance for our team of staff which includes a program director, licensed mental health and addictions counselors and licensed clinical social workers, as well as a professional office management staff.



The goal of Adams Memorial Hospital’s counseling offices is to provide professional and confidential services to our clients, helping them to live productive lives in the community.  All services provided by BHRC of AMH will follow the patient privacy policies of the hospital.  Professional and personalized care will be given in a private atmosphere that respects your feelings and needs.



BHRC offers counseling services for persons of all ages, including small children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.  Treatment options include individual, couples, family, and group therapy, depending on the client’s specific needs.  The therapy staff has many years of experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, substance abuse, attention-deficit disorders, relationship issues, trauma, eating disorders, child and adolescent issues, grief, and parenting troubles. 


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Now Offered By Adams Memorial Outpatient Center

Adams Memorial Hospital is excited to announce the new Child and Adolescent Programs that are being offered through the Behavioral Health Resource Center, in Berne, Indiana. The child and adolescent programs were developed in an attempt to meet the needs of the individuals (ages 3-18) who are experiencing emotional, social, or family related issues that interfere with their ability to function at home, school, or in the community.


Our child and adolescent programs address many issues, including the following:

- Childhood Depression
- Anxiety/Fearfulness
- Anger/Violence
- School Difficulties
- Attention Issues (ADD/ADHD)
- Family Related Difficulties
- The Autism Spectrum


If you like more information regarding the child and adolescent programs please call John Gibson at
260-724-2145 x 3404.



Meet the Staff



Front Row: Baldemar Silva, B.S., MSW Intern; Mary Lou Scheumann, LCSW, MSW; Emily Porter, RN, MS Ed

Back Row: Karen Barger, Ward Clerk; Carrie Binegar, M.A. LMHC; Tim Hirschy, MSW, LCSW, LCAC; Dee A. Diehl, MSW, LCSW, LCAC; Vicki Gaskill, Ward Clerk
(John Gibbson, Director of Behavioral Health, not pictured)


John Gibson RN, MSN, PhD  Director of Behavioral Health Services of AMH since 2002.
Carrie Binegar, MA, LMHC  therapist with BHRC since 2003
Dee Diehl MSW, LCSW, LCAC therapist with BHRC since 2007
Vicki Gaskill support staff with AMH since 1998
Tim Hirschy MSW, LCSW,LCAC  therapist with BHRC since 2005
Emily Porter RN, MS Ed therapist with BHRC since 2010
Mary Lou Scheumann MSW, LCSW  therapist with BHRC since 2004
Baldemar Silva BA case manager with BHRC since 2005

Karen Barger support staff since 2013


Contact Information

The Decatur office is located at 805 High Street.  An appointment for Decatur can be made by calling 260-728-3906.

The BHRC office in Berne is located inside the Swiss City Medical Center at 1521 W Main Street. To make an appointment in our Berne office, call 260-589-2442 or 724-2145 ext 3823.



Behavioral Health Resource Center is accredited by HFAP and licensed by the State of Indiana and is covered by many managed care and insurance plans.



Behavioral Health Inpatient

Finding the right help in a time of need can be difficult and confusing. Behavioral Health at Adams
Memorial Hospital has made that search easier by offering a comprehensive range of services as
part of a coordinated health program. The Behavioral Health Center can make getting the help and
support you need easy and comfortable. By calling or scheduling a consultation, we can begin to
assess your needs and identify the best ways to help reclaim your life.


Our programs are flexible. The Behavioral Health Center can structure a program so that you and
your treatment team can select treatment options, determine a course of care and set goals that are
attainable as quickly and as safely as possible.

Behavioral Health Information Sheet


Area Resource Centers

- Behavioral Health Berne
- Behavioral Health Decatur


All services provided by Behavioral Health at AMH will follow the patient privacy policies of the
hospital. Professional care will be given in a private atmosphere that respects your feelings and needs.


Individualized Programs

Depending upon individual needs, treatment recommendations can include:

Inpatient Care Hospitalization is available to adults and senior adults. Treatment is provided in an
intensive structure that provides psychological and medical stabilization to patients who are admitted
with critical symptoms.


Partial Hospitalization

Adults attend intensive therapy during the day and return home each evening. ACMH Behavioral Health sees psychiatric, emotional and addictive problems as treatable medical issues.


Areas of Treatment

- Depression/Sadness
- Stress/Anxiety
- Relationship Issues
- Grief/Loss
- Mood Swings
- Parenting Help
- Adolescent issues
- Childhood Issues
- Drug/Alcohol Issues
- Life Changes/Adustments
- Anger Management


The Staff

AMH Behavioral Health provides a holistic team approach to treatment. The empathic and experienced
staff works together to provide each individual the care they need in a safe, secure and supportive
environment. The AMH behavioral health team of professionals consists of psychiatrists, social
workers, nurses and mental health technicians.


Assessment and Referral

AMH Behavioral Health offers free confidential assessments 24 hours a day. If you or a loved one
could benefit from our services, please call 260.724.4303 or toll free at 800.736.4303. Behavioral
Health accepts physician referrals and will send a member of our trained staff to your physician’s
office for a consultation for your privacy and convenience. Home consultations are also available.



AMH Behavioral Health is accredited by HFAP and licensed by the State of Indiana, Department of
Mental Health. Behavioral Health is Medicare/ Medicaid certified and a preferred provider for many
managed care and insurance plans.


Educational Programs

For more information about the Behavioral Health programs or to schedule a program of interest,
please contact Dr. John Gibson @ 724-2145 ext. 3404. Dr. Gibson’s programs are provided FREE
OF CHARGE to the organization and those who attend.


(260)724-2145 x3400 or 1-800-736-4303