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Adult Inpatient Treatment Programs

The BridgeWay offers a dedicated 32-bed program for inpatient treatment of adults ages 18 and older with any mental illness. The National Institute for Mental Health defines any mental illness as a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder. Also, according to the National Institute for Mental Health, mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (46.6 million in 2017). Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe. Two broad categories can be used to describe these conditions: Any Mental Illness (AMI) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI). AMI encompasses all recognized mental illnesses and commonly refers to a diagnosis of:

  • mood disorders
  • thought disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • major depression 
  • anxiety disorders
  • eating disorders
  • personality disorders
  • substance abuse
  • dual diagnosis
    • An inpatient dual diagnosis program is for someone who suffers from both a mental health disorder and substance abuse problems with drugs or alcohol. Dual diagnosis treatment describes treating the two co-occurring disorders at once. 

While many adults may have a mental health issue, these issues become a mental illness when frequent signs and symptoms cause stress and the ability to function, causing problems in their daily lives, such as at school or work or in relationships. This is when they would most likely need the assistance of adult inpatient behavioral health.  

Treatment: Our adult inpatient program addresses the adult’s entire wellbeing, including medical, psychiatric, and social needs. We begin by developing an individualized treatment plan which focuses on the identified behavioral challenges of each patient. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual and involves their input. Each patient is given the freedom to look inside their past lives to determine what thought processes are harming their ability to cope and move forward. As such, the plan may include a wide variety of evidence-based therapies. Treatment may consist of medication management overseen by the psychiatrist who meets with each patient weekly. Therapists meet with each patient daily. The average length of stay for this program is six days. 

Inpatient psychiatric treatment is directed by a multidisciplinary treatment team of mental health professionals consisting of:

  • Board-certified psychiatrist
  • Nurses
  • Case coordinators
  • Licensed social workers
  • Mental health technicians
  • Licensed recreational therapists
  • Substance abuse counselors
  • Certified yoga instructor

Patients participate in different elements of the program based on their individual needs, including:

  • Group therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psychiatric education
  • Nursing education
  • Substance abuse education
  • Relapse prevention
  • Medication management
  • Dietary counseling
  • Support groups

Group Therapy: Led by licensed therapists, there are two structured groups per day in which Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy are applied.  

  • Social service group: These groups involve talk therapy, light physical activities, and focus on the aspects of recovery.  
  • Mental health group: Through the application of music or video to explore ways to manage anxiety or depression, therapists use mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to guide patients to retrain negative ways of thinking.

Recreational Therapy: Licensed recreational therapists deliver daily programs consisting of group and individual activities designed to develop coping skills necessary to recovery. This form of therapy includes:

  • Yoga, stretching, meditation, and deep breathing. 
  • Art therapy, including painting, music, and journaling.

Family Support: We recognize the importance of the involvement of family members and support in the treatment process, emphasizing family participation through therapy. In addition to structured visitation and phone contact, the program allows adults and their families to work through a crisis, quickly stabilize and return to the appropriate level of care after discharge. 

Discharge Planning: The individual’s case coordinator begins discharge planning upon admission by developing long term goals and plans for a transition to a less intensive level of treatment to include:

  • ECT
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Traditional outpatient services

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We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online. We offer confidential assessments at no-cost on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mobile assessment services are available by appointment Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 800-245-0011. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.