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Inpatient Mental Health Services

Mental illness is prevalent in the United States, with the Centers for Disease Control estimating that 1 in 5 Americans struggle with a mental disorder and about 1 in 25 dealing with a serious mental disorder. 

Many of these people who struggle with mental illness can find that therapy and medication can be enough to help them manage their conditions. However, some will need a more intensive form of care.

At Luxe Recovery LA, we can offer people the care that they need to recover from their mental disorders.

What to Expect from Inpatient Mental Health Services 

Inpatient mental health services provide intensive, around-the-clock care for individuals experiencing severe mental health crises and for people whose mental health needs are too complex for outpatient treatment.

These services are generally administered in hospitals, rehab centers, or dedicated mental health institutes. They generally include psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis, both of which are essential to developing personalized treatment plans. Patients undergo individual and group therapy, medication management, and crisis intervention. 

Inpatient mental health care also involves constant monitoring by a qualified team of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, therapists, as well as other staff.

This team collaborates to address various aspects of a patient’s condition, allowing them to offer support for co-occurring disorders such as substance use disorder (SUD). 

Additional services may include recreational and occupational therapy, educational sessions, family therapy, and aftercare programs to support recovery. The primary goal of mental health hospitalization is to stabilize the patient, reduce symptoms, and prepare them for a successful transition to outpatient care or community-based support so they can manage their symptoms and live full, healthy lives.

The Benefits of Inpatient Mental Health Treatment

While the prospect of going to a mental health center for treatment can seem daunting, there are still numerous benefits to receiving inpatient care and treatment. Some of these benefits include:

Intensive Treatment

One of the primary benefits of an inpatient treatment program is that the level of care is generally more intense. This can be beneficial for a person in an acute crisis or for someone whose symptoms are so severe that outpatient treatment has proven ineffective.

Constant Support

Another benefit of an inpatient mental health program is that the care team will be on hand to give constant support. This can be incredibly beneficial for a person with a history of self-harm, manic episodes, or suicidal ideation.

Controlled Environment

Another key benefit of inpatient care is that the environment allows patients to focus solely on their recovery, free from external stressors and triggers that may be present in their everyday environment. This intensive focus can accelerate the healing process.

Peer Support

Related to the environment of inpatient mental health facilities, in an inpatient center, a patient will be able to connect with others who are facing similar struggles as they are. This can allow them to feel less alone, as many mental health conditions can often leave people isolated from their loved ones.

Can Inpatient Psychiatric Care Help a Person?

Inpatient psychiatric care can significantly help a person experiencing severe mental health issues. This type of care provides a safe and controlled environment, crucial for individuals in crisis. Continuous monitoring by a team of mental health professionals ensures immediate support and intervention, which can be lifesaving.

Inpatient care offers comprehensive treatment plans tailored to a patient’s specific needs. These plans include therapy, medication management, and holistic treatment approaches such as yoga or meditation. These personalized plans address the root causes of mental health issues and promote overall well-being.

The singular focus on recovery often leads to quicker stabilization and improvement. Additionally, the support from peers facing similar challenges can reduce feelings of isolation and encourage a sense of community, further aiding recovery.

What Mental Health Conditions Can Be Treated With Inpatient Care?

Residential treatment can be used to treat a variety of mental health disorders. Some of the conditions that can be treated through residential care include:

Severe Depression

People who have severe depression can be treated with inpatient care. This is especially true for people whose depression has made it difficult for them to take care of themselves or engage in self-harm.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder in which a person can go through from depressive episodes to manic episodes. Individuals who have these extreme mood swings can benefit from the structured environment of a residential treatment center.

Schizophrenia

Residential care is crucial for managing psychotic episodes, hallucinations, and delusions to ensure a patient’s safety and stability.

Substance Addiction

Residential care can be vital to address addiction and any co-occurring mental health issues, providing a comprehensive approach to recovery to allow patients to live sober, healthy lives.

When Should Someone Seek Inpatient Treatment for Mental Health?

Many people may not always be aware that they need to seek treatment for their mental health. Often, it’s on their loved ones or other entities, such as courts, to decide for them that they need to seek treatment. That said, there are a few signs that could indicate that professional intervention is required:

Suicidal Ideation or Self-Harm

One of the most telling signs that a person may need to check into a treatment center is if they start having thoughts of suicide or engage in other acts of self-harm.

Panic Attacks

People who struggle with anxiety disorders may experience a panic attack every now and then. However, people with severe anxiety may experience frequent panic attacks and may require residential care to stabilize their conditions and learn techniques to reduce the frequency of their panic attacks.

Co-Occurring Disorders

People who are struggling with a mental disorder in addition to substance addiction will require residential care to address their conditions.

We’ll Give You The Treatment That You Need

Mental illnesses are often called invisible illnesses because there’s almost no evidence of them, at least not that the naked eye can see. But they’re very real, and many people struggle with them. 

But just as real as the diseases are the treatments for them. At Luxe Recovery, we can offer multiple levels of care and personalized treatment. Contact us now to begin your recovery.

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