Program Objectives

  • To assess and evaluate how mental illness has affected or could potentially affect these five areas of you life: spiritual, physical, economic, psychological, and social
  • To develop a treatment plan that addresses your individual needs in stabilizing the symptoms and behaviors that prompted admission.
  • To help you identify issues that requires your attention in the recovery process.
  • To provide classes and groups that improve your coping strategies, problem solving abilities, set realistic goals, and empower you to re-establish control over your life.
  • To provide families with education about mental illness and their role in your recovery process.
  • To assist you in accessing continuing psychiatric care as part of the ongoing recovery process.

Program Activities

All of the services provided to you while you are in the Adult Psychiatric Treatment Program are geared toward assisting you to explore behavior patterns, which may be causing some upset in your individual or family life. This goal is accompanied through educational and experimental sessions with social services, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, recreational therapy, and nursing. The following will provide you with a brief description of some of the classes available to you.

1. Educational/Experiential Classes
Through the classes you are exposed to new methods of coping with life’s difficulties as well as being assisted in strengthening your previous coping skills. You will be assisted in gaining new insights into behaviors that will help you adapt to everyday life. Some of the topics include: communications skills, self esteem, codependency, stress management, relaxation, assertiveness, and conflict resolution.

2. Occupational Therapy
A wide variety of craft media are utilized to meet the goals of you treatment program. Specific activities or projects can help you work on increasing decision making abilities, work skills, and socialization skills, as well as decreasing tension and anxiety.

3. Recreational Therapy
Recreational therapy offers a variety of activities and leisure education, which help to enhance the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of the individual. It is an opportunity to explore and develop leisure interest, which contribute, to constructive and satisfying use of leisure time.

4. Group Therapy
Group therapy involves a gathering of patients on your unit who will make a commitment to understand themselves and one another better with the help of one or more therapists. Group members offer each other support, insight, and reassurance.

5. Community Meeting
The purpose of this session is to go over the daily schedule, answer any questions about the unit expectations, and bring to staffs attention any concerns. It is also a time to set a goal for the day that relates to your treatment issues.

6. Expressive Therapy
This is a form of therapy whereby the patient is encouraged to express him/herself through the use of multiple forms of media. These forms of expression are accomplished as a group or individual activities with the purpose of:
Assisting the patient to express him/herself in a safe way.
Giving the patient a wide range of creative experiences.
Assisting the patient who is unable to express him/herself verbally.
Providing an atmosphere in which the patient can understand and experience working as a team.

7. Wrap-Up
A discussion at the end of the day to assist with closure of the day’s events and end your day with a positive thought.

About The Unit

  • If your treatment allows, you may go to the cafeteria for meals.
  • Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM -8:30 PM, however visiting is preferred after 3:30 PM, due to program schedule.
  • All rooms are semi-private and you may have a roommate at sometime during your stay.
  • No tobacco products of any kind are allowed on the unit, if needed a nicotine patch may be ordered from your doctor.
  • Cell phones with cameras will not be permitted on the unit, however cell phones without a camera will be kept at the nurses station when not is use.
  • During the hours of 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM the television in the group rooms will remain off.
  • Telephones are not to be used during designated group times however can be used during breaks.
  • Visiting is not permitted in patient rooms and a space will be provided for visitors in a group room or the café.

While you are here you will have many opportunities to learn more about yourself.   Through classes and 1:1 counseling you will have an opportunity to learn new coping skills to better deal with the stresses, pressures, and feelings which may be related to your illness. Educational materials on medications and mental illness can be provided for you and your family. We are eager to begin working with you and encourage your participation in order that you might speed your recovery.