Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Services

Psychiatric, chemical dependency and alcohol abuse evaluations are confidential and offered for free by the Mental Health Center at Christian Hospital. Please call 314.839.3171 for an appointment.

Many people think that inpatient mental health programs sound scary and intense. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, it may be necessary for you or your loved one to be admitted for inpatient mental health treatment. This simply means that you or your loved one needs immediate treatment, the same as someone suffering a broken bone, heart attack or stroke.

Most people have never been to an inpatient mental health treatment facility. Here is a guide of what to expect at the Christian Hospital inpatient mental health treatment program:

Admissions

The admissions process often begins before someone arrives at the treatment center. Prior to arrival, you can expect to be contacted by an admissions counselor who will walk you through the logistics of your stay and what you should bring with you. The admissions counselor will speak with you about any concerns you are having about inpatient mental health treatment.

Assessment

Upon arrival at the inpatient mental health treatment program, patients will meet with a member of the treatment team to discuss their particular situation, history of treatment and symptoms. This thorough assessment is the most critical part of determining a treatment plan. The mental health treatment team at Christian Hospital develops individualized treatment plans for each patient. This is not a one-size-fits-all treatment program.

Mental Health Treatment

An inpatient mental health treatment plan is likely to include a combination of individual and group talk therapy sessions. Patients are encouraged to do a lot of talking and share their stories. Patients will develop relationships not only with therapists and counselors, but with others in the program. Many patients are surprised to hear how similar their experiences are to another’s. Inpatient treatment also includes time for relaxation and recreation.

Aftercare

Aftercare care is an essential part of mental health treatment. Upon leaving an inpatient mental health treatment program an individual has only just begun to take steps towards a better life. Challenges, triggers and obstacles occur throughout day-to-day life, making aftercare essential to long-term recovery and symptom management.

Those suffering from a mental illness have many treatment options available. If you or someone you love is suffering from mental illness or exhibits behaviors that prevent them from living a healthy, productive life, it may be time to seek mental health treatment. The Mental Health Center at Christian Hospital offers personalized treatment plans to help individuals suffering from mood disorders like depression and anxiety, thought disorders, like schizophrenia and chemical dependency and alcohol abuse.

Psychiatric, chemical dependency and alcohol abuse evaluations are confidential and offered for free by the Mental Health Center at Christian Hospital. Please call 314.839.3171 for an appointment.