Mental Health Safety
Mental and behavioral health issues come in a wide variety of colors and degrees. Two diagnoses of the same mental health issue can display itself differently in different individuals. There is not always a black-and-white answer to mental health issues, although modern science has brought us a tremendously long way from where we had been in the 20th century. While there are still lingering stigmas throughout the country, the reality is that we are finally starting to understand that our minds and mental well-being is just as important, if not more so, than our physical selves.
Sometimes, behavioral health issues can actually become quite a severe problem: severe enough that it can potentially pose a risk of harm to either the individual as well as others. Whether this means family, friends, or complete strangers, it is important that these issues be addressed. There are different levels of behavioral health care that are structured and designed to meet specific needs: many times, you will find that intensive inpatient care is one of the most utilized methods for helping to secure and safely monitor an individual who may be at risk to themselves or to others.
With Clear View Behavioral Health’s inpatient programs, we are able to provide a rapid diagnosis, while assessing and engaging in stabilization of the patient, until the acute psychiatric issues begin to subside. It can be a bit challenging for the patient, and their family members and loved ones, but once stabilization occurs, we sincerely believe in the power of family and whole-heartedly promote the use of family as on of the healing methods; we believe that family support is critical to help achieve a complete recovery.
Here are some of the highlights that one would expect to experience with our inpatient services:
- A structured and therapeutic environment that meets the needs and of these acute and potentially hazardous problems.
- A rapid diagnosis, assessment and rapid stabilization of a patient’s acute psychiatric symptoms that represent a danger to both them or those around them.
- Smooth transitioning from acute and intensive care, to more appropriate levels of follow-up care and support.
- A team of multi-disciplinary clinicians that provide psychotherapeutic treatment.
- Coordination for discharging the patient, and planning with their particular family, loved ones or caregivers as to the next steps after their intensive treatments.
Many times, you will find that patients that have been experiencing significant depression will be at more of a risk for suicidal thoughts and behavioral patterns. Maintaining awareness of the potential symptoms can help reduce the risks of self-harm and potential harm to others. However, if you recognize that your child, adolescent or someone close to you is experiencing the potential of committing acts of self-harm, consider reaching out to Clear View Behavioral Health so that we can help act immediately.
One of the best methods is to call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 970-461-5061 in order to speak with one of our mental health specialists. They will be able to gauge the nature of the patient’s status after asking a series of questions, and can help the guardian, parent or loved one with making a determination as to what the next steps should be. Not every situation will be the same, and not every patient will respond the same way; ultimately, the most important aspect is that the issue is addressed as quickly as possible to avoid any risks.
Contact us today to learn more about what our inpatient programs can do to help those with acute psychiatric issues, and those who are at greater risk for self-harm due to their particular behavioral or mental health condition.