Depressive disorders can affect people of all ages. While everyone has moments throughout their lives where they feel sad or hopeless, the feelings are usually temporary. For people with depression, however, these feelings are chronic and can be debilitating. Individuals who have a depressive disorder will struggle to fulfill daily obligations, find it hard to perform adequately at work or school, and have difficulty interacting socially. For some people, the symptoms of depression can be so debilitating that they find it difficult to even get out of bed, let alone make it through the tasks of each day. The negative thoughts that overwhelm the minds of these individuals can be so all-consuming that they find that they are unable to focus on anything else and begin to feel hopeless about their future. But you do not have to fight this battle alone. There is hope for the future and the staff at StoneCrest wants to help you find it.
StoneCrest Center is a 133-bed acute psychiatric inpatient treatment center for adolescents, adults, and senior adults who are in need of specialized behavioral healthcare services. With a vision to remain an ever-improving care center, we strive to redefine the way that mental health treatment is delivered. By focusing on reintegrating patients back into the community by increasing problem-solving skills, communication skills, coping abilities, and enhancing their self-esteem, our compassionate staff is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for those who entrust us with their care. With our state-of-the-art sensory room, we are the only treatment center in the state that is also able to provide specialized services for individuals with developmental disabilities. If you are struggling with the symptoms of depression, the staff at StoneCrest wants to show you that you can overcome your symptoms and move forward towards living the happy, healthy life you deserve to live.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Having a family member or loved one who is suffering from depression can leave you feeling powerless to help. You may watch as your loved one slides further and further down in the throes of despair and feel powerless as to what you can do to help. Offering your unconditional support is the best way that you can help your loved one. However, there are other things that you can do to be of added help, including:
- Educate yourself about depression.
- Recognize the symptoms that your loved one is displaying, and express your concern to him or her.
- Provide your loved one with an opportunity to freely discuss the things that he or she is struggling with and let him or her know that he or she is not alone.
- Research treatment options that may best fit your loved one’s needs and offer to go with him or her to any appointments that are scheduled.
- Periodically check in with your loved one, even after treatment has started.
Why Consider Treatment at StoneCrest Center
When left unaddressed and untreated, the symptoms of depression can have devastating consequences on the lives of those suffering from it. As the depression continues to worsen, people will begin to see the negative toll that it has taken on their lives. When the symptoms lead individuals to isolate themselves, they will inevitably find that their interpersonal relationships have begun to deteriorate. When people are no longer able to perform at their full potential academically or occupationally, they may end up losing their jobs or failing out of school. The chronic symptoms of depression can also lead to the deterioration of one’s physical health as their immune system weakens, making them more susceptible to contracting illnesses. In some cases, individuals who suffer from severe depression will begin to feel as though there is no hope for the future and begin to have thoughts of suicide.
Inpatient treatment programs can be one of the best ways for individuals who are struggling with depression to receive the treatment they need. By entering into this type of program, people are able to step away from the stresses of their everyday lives and place all of their focus and energy on becoming well. In these programs, individuals not only have the support of mental health professionals, but they also have the added support of other patients who are facing similar struggles. Through a variety of therapeutic interventions and the possible implementation of antidepressant medications, people with depression can overcome their symptoms and move towards living a full and rewarding life.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At StoneCrest Center, we strive to set ourselves apart from other mental health treatment centers by offering individualized, superior care that improves the quality of life for our patients while also providing a reliable resource for the community. We believe that our values are what truly make us stand out. We treat each other like family and we empathize with and support the families who have a loved one who is struggling with mental illness. We diligently work at maintaining our position as a leader in creating distinct, effective mental health disease management through our partnerships with physicians and other clinical professionals, through the application of technology, and, most importantly, through the extension of services from our hospital to the home. At StoneCrest, we remain steadfast in preventing, supporting, and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions, providing patients with a safe place to turn in their time of need.
Types of Treatment Offered at StoneCrest Center
The fully trained and qualified staff at StoneCrest uses a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, coordinating care amongst our in-house psychiatrists, nurses, socials workers, and activity therapists. By implementing a case management model that focuses on person-centered planning, each patient works with a therapist who serves as the patient’s coordinator and advocate during his or her stay. These therapists guide patients through the treatment process while establishing a therapeutic relationship as they help them work towards achieving their identified treatment goals. Our treatment programs are created to meet the needs of each patient as a whole in order to ensure that all needs are being addressed and coordinated while in our care. Some of the treatment methods used in our programs may include:
Medication management: One component of effectively treating depression may come in the form of antidepressant medication. All patients meet with a psychiatrist daily and see a doctor regularly in order to ensure the effectiveness of any medication that is prescribed and to make any changes that may be necessary.
Group therapy: Group therapy plays a major role in the treatment process here at StoneCrest. Multiple groups are held on a daily basis and cover topics such as social skills, goal-setting, support systems, anger management, and educational meetings.
Family therapy: At StoneCrest, we believe that family involvement is crucial in helping our patients be successful in the treatment process. In addition to ensuring that family members are an active part of the therapeutic process, we also educate our patients’ families in order to help them understand what their loved ones are experiencing and discover ways that will help them cope with emotional difficulties that may arise in the future.
Depending on the specific needs of each patient, additional methods of treatment may be used, including:
- Individual therapy
- Expressive arts
- Therapeutic recreation
- Sensory room interventions
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
When patients have completed the inpatient program at StoneCrest, they will meet with their social worker who will facilitate discharge planning. Our social workers will coordinate appropriate aftercare support, ensure placement or housing when necessary, and schedule any pertinent follow-up appointments with community agencies.