While everyone experiences sadness at some point in their lives, there are people who struggle with such extreme feelings of sadness that it overwhelms seemingly every aspect of their lives. For these individuals, simply getting out of bed in the morning can be difficult, and getting through each day becomes a battle within themselves. These people may be suffering from a depressive disorder, which causes negative effects on their ability to function appropriately on a daily basis. If you can identify with these feelings and have found yourself struggling with feelings of helplessness to change and hopelessness about the future, you do not have to keep suffering.
At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, we recognize how devastating the symptoms of depressive disorders can be and we offer a caring and compassionate treatment program that is designed to meet the needs of men and women who find themselves on the continuous downslide of depression. We are a free-standing behavioral health hospital devoted to providing a full continuum of behavioral and mental healthcare services for adults and senior adults in the Columbus area. If you are suffering from symptoms of depression, you are not alone. We want to show you that there is hope for the future, and we can help you get there.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have a family member or loved one who you believe is suffering from a depressive disorder, you might feel unsure as to what you can do to help him or her. You may also feel unsure as to whether or not the behaviors that you have witnessed are truly indicative of the existence of depression. Some warning signs that appear when a person has depression or some other depressive disorder may include:
- No longer participating in things that he or she used to enjoy
- Isolating oneself from friends and family
- Changes in sleeping and eating patterns
- Noticeable negative changes in one’s appearance
- Lack of hygiene
- Suicidal ideation
If these symptoms ring true to what you have been witnessing in your loved one, it might be time to present him or her with the idea of seeking help. With proper treatment, your loved one can overcome the devastating impact of depression and resume living a happy, healthy life.
Why Seek Inpatient Treatment at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry
If you are suffering from depression, you might feel as though nothing will ever make you feel better. Your feelings of hopelessness may be so strong that you cannot imagine finding a way to get rid of them. But you can get rid of them. Through thorough, comprehensive treatment, you can learn tools that will aid you in overcoming those negative feelings.
Inpatient treatment programs have proven to be extremely successful in helping people overcome their symptoms of depression. By taking part in an inpatient program, you are able to step away from the stressors of your everyday life and have the ability to focus solely on becoming well. Through a variety of different therapeutic approaches, behavior modifications, and medication management, an inpatient program can help you beat depression and start living the life that you deserve to live.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, our philosophy centers on an understanding of the fact that all of our patients have a past history of life experiences that have aided in making them become the people that they are. We know that the problems that they are currently struggling with are only a small part of who they are and who they will become. Our goal for everyone who comes to our treatment center is to find hope and a renewed sense of contentment and well-being in a safe and confidential environment.
Types of Treatment Offered at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry
The treatment programs at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry focus on the implementation of an interdisciplinary approach. Our highly qualified staff consists of a psychiatrist, social workers, therapists, nurses, mental health associates, STNA’s, recreation therapists, art therapists, and dieticians. All of our staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care for all patients while working to meet the individual needs presented by each patient. Some of the treatment methods that are incorporated into this individualized care include:
Medication management: Anti-depressant medications are oftentimes a beneficial aspect of treating depressive disorders. While participating in our inpatient program, all medications will be monitored by a primary care physician in order to ensure therapeutic effectiveness and to make any changes that are needed.
Individual therapy is designed to be a time for patients to meet privately with their therapist so that they can address the specific aspects of their treatment plans that are unique to them. These times provide the added support that our patients need on their path to healing.
Group therapy is held on a daily basis in our inpatient program. These group sessions are designed to gather patients together so that they can share their experiences and explore different ways of coping with the struggles that they are facing. This can also be extremely beneficial in helping patients realize that they are not alone. Medication compliance, mood stabilization, relapse prevention, daily living skills, and coping skills are examples of topics that may be covered during these group sessions.
Family therapy is a time designated to helping patients and their loved ones learn to communicate in a positive manner while repairing aspects of relationships that may have been negatively affected by the presence of mental illness. This is also a time for family members to become educated on what depression is and how they can best support their loved one.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
At our hospital, we understand that leaving an inpatient program can be intimidating for our patients as they face the challenge of returning to their everyday lives. In order to ensure the utmost comfort possible during this process, your treatment team will work extensively with you in deciding what the next step in your recovery should be. Some patients will benefit from entering into a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP). These two programs are designed to help patients slowly integrate back into their community while still having the comfort of spending most of their day in the safety of our outpatient programs. Other patients, however, may be at a point where they are ready to return home. For these individuals, our case management team will work towards finding appropriate support groups and any other outside resources that may be beneficial in continuing their recovery process.