Welcome to Veridian Behavioral Health

Welcome to Veridian Behavioral Health, a multi-disciplinary center offering dedicated quality mental health care. Veridian is part of the behavioral health department of Salina Regional Health Center.

As part of SRHC, we offer a full continuum of care for Central Kansas.

Many of Veridian's services are geared toward individuals and families who are struggling with common life problems such as depression, anxiety, marital problems, parent-child conflicts or grief and loss. Our services are provided in a convenient and comfortable, private office setting.

Veridian psychiatrists provide direct care in an office setting while actively serving in various settings, such as intensive outpatient care, inpatient care in Salina Regional Health Center and in nursing homes.

Veridian psychologists provide a range of testing that assists in the delivery of care for all our clientele. We also have a wide range of experienced psychotherapists licensed at the highest clinical levels within their professions as marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers.

Focus on Keeping Your Spirits Up

You know that you should eat healthy foods and get some exercise to feel good and live longer. Another key part to living longer is your mental health. Good mental health is just as important as good physical health.
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What is Seasonal Depression?

Is seasonal depression real? What can people do to help to cope with special moments?
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Morning Medical focuses on Veridian services

Learn about the services offered at Veridian Behavioral Health in the Morning Medical.
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Bullies: Helping Your Child Cope

Bullying can happen in school, on the playground—and now even on the Internet through social networking sites. Bullying is intentional tormenting that can be physical, social, or psychological. Hitting, shoving, threatening, shunning, and spreading rumors can all be forms of bullying. Read More ...


Breaking the Habit: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

If you've ever caught an episode of the TV series Monk, you know about the strange behavior of Adrian Monk, the Defective Detective. The title character has obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD.

Without treatment, OCD is crippling and disabling. The average person with OCD suffers more than seven years before seeking help, often because he or she is embarrassed or unaware that this mental disorder can be treated. Read More ...


Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off

Most dieters committed to losing weight are successful at first, but then the battle is to keep the weight off. A 2012 report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that in 2009 and 2010, more than one-third of adults and almost 17% of youth were obese. As hard as losing weight can be, keeping it off is even harder. Read More ...

Meet Leslie Stelljes Nanson

Leslie is a Licensed Masters Level Psychologist, who comes to the Salina Regional Health Center to complete the final training stage of her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D). She earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and she then went on to study clinical psychology at George Washington University in Washington DC.

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Where to Turn for Mental Health

It's normal to feel stressed or anxious now and then. But it's time to call for help if emotional issues persist for a significant period of time and interfere with your life, your job, or your personal relationships.

With all the mental health resources and effective treatments available these days, you don't need to suffer and wonder what's wrong. Education and awareness have done much to erase the stigma once attached to mental illness. Still, many people don't seek help for mental health needs.

If you are suffering from depression and anxiety, seek medical help — depression is a disease that needs to be treated. Read more ...