Intensive Treatment Program provides crisis stabilization and symptom reduction for individuals 18 years or older who are in acute psychiatric distress. This service treats both voluntary and involuntary patients in acute crisis who require immediate assistance in a secure, safe, and structured environment. Springbrook Hospital is a Baker Act-receiving facility which address both mental health and substance abuse issues.
While there are a variety of reasons that someone may need inpatient treatment, people with mood disorders are especially prone to needing crisis care. Mood disorders include mental illnesses like bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder, and sufferers are more likely than others to have especially bad days where they can endanger themselves.
During this residential treatment, patients work with our team of psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, nurses, and other unit staff members. This team helps patients identify the sources of their psychological issues that are impairing their ability to function. From there, the team considers the individual’s strengths, areas of difficulty, and situational factors which have contributed to the current crisis.
All of this culminates in a program that restores patients to a healthy state of mental wellness. Our program is designed to get patients back to their daily lives; download the brochure below for more information about this residential treatment program.
Quoted from NAMI’s Website the Consequences of Lack of Treatment are:
- Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year.
- Mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults aged 18–44.
- Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions.17 Adults in the U.S. living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions.
- Over one-third (37%) of students with a mental health condition age 14–21 and older who are served by special education drop out—the highest dropout rate of any disability group.
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.,20 the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10–2421 and the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 15–24.
- More than 90% of children who die by suicide have a mental health condition.
- Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.
Mental Health in America Infograph by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)