Anxiety is a general term used to for several disorders that cause an individual to feel nervous, fearful, apprehensive, and worry. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they have the ability to manifest into real physical symptoms. While we all become anxious from time to time, when it interferes with daily life, it has become a problem. Anxiety disorders can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, social status or location. There are several types of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.
StoneCrest Center is a 133 bed treatment center providing psychiatric care for adolescents, adults, and older adults. Our compassionate staff is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for patients with severe or life-threatening psychiatric problems. We know that facing each day struggling with the symptoms of anxiety can be exhausting and at times overwhelming. The team at StoneCrest fully understands the difficulties and challenges this disorder can cause. Our treatment program focuses on reintegrating patients back into the community by increasing problem solving and communication skills, coping abilities, and enhancing their self-esteem.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Living with someone who is suffering with anxiety can be difficult. It can also be challenging to know what you can do to help. Having to adapt or adjust in order to help calm the nerves of someone you love can be exhausting and over time may lead to troubled relationships. While it may be difficult at times, there are things that can be done to offer guidance for those seeking ways to help a loved one who is battling anxiety. These suggestions include:
- Gain knowledge of anxiety
- Know when to ask for help
- Respect their treatment plan
- Work together toward recovery
- Set times to talk to your loved one
- Get your own needs met
In addition to these suggestions, if your loved one is experiencing anxiety that is negatively affecting their life encourage them to seek professional help and a medical assessment. Be supportive throughout the whole treatment process, offering them encouragement and positivity.
Why Consider Treatment at StoneCrest
An anxiety disorder is a serious mental illness and for those with anxiety disorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming. While it may seem like avoiding the situations that make you anxious would make you feel better, this is only temporary and the anxiety will keep returning only to spread to other situations. If not properly treated chronic anxiety can lead to a number of physical ailments and diseases. Social anxiety can lead to a life of isolation due to difficulty making and maintaining interpersonal relationships. Additionally, anxiety makes it hard for individuals to concentrate and can make it difficult to fall or stay asleep. If your worries, fears, or anxiety attacks have become so great that they’re causing extreme distress or disrupting your daily routine, it is important to seek professional help.
In most cases anxiety disorders respond well to treatment with the specific treatment approach depending on the type of anxiety disorder and its severity. In general, most anxiety disorders are treated with behavioral therapy and medication, which is why inpatient programs are beneficial as they can provide a patient with different forms of treatment. Mental health professionals in an inpatient program can help you to determine the cause of your anxiety and devise a plan of treatment. Inpatient treatment programs can offer individual, group, and family therapy techniques that will help those with anxiety learn to control their symptoms and develop the tools needed to achieve a brighter future.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At StoneCrest we believe that by treating each client as an individual and integrating assistance from those who already have an understanding of the client, we can provide them with the best level of care. It is our mission to set ourselves apart from other mental health facilities by offering individualized, superior care that improves the quality of life for our patients and provides a reliable resource for the community. As an ever-improving care facility, we want to redefine the way mental health care is delivered. We will continue to be the leader in creating distinct effective mental health disease management through our partnerships with physicians and other clinical professionals
Types of treatment Offered at StoneCrest
At StoneCrest we use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, which is implemented by a fully qualified staff who enhance each patient’s person-centered planning. Each patient case manager will serve as their advocate and help guide them through the treatment process while also establishing a therapeutic relationship as they work with the patient toward identified treatment goals. Our treatment programs are designed to meet the need of the patient as a whole to ensure all treatment needs are being addressed and coordinated while in the hospital. Some treatment techniques we use in this program may include:
Medication management: Medication, such as anti-depressants and antianxiety agents, are usually used to reduce symptoms. All patients are seen by a doctor on a regular basis and seen by a psychiatrist on a daily basis.
Group therapy: Group therapy is a large part of the treatment process at StoneCrest and multiple groups are held on a regular basis. Some of the common group topics include social skills, support systems, anger management, and educational meetings.
Family therapy: Family involvement is extremely important to the well-being of the patient, which is why we encourage family involvement throughout the treatment process. We can educate the patient’s family to help them understand what their loved one is experiencing and how to cope with certain emotional difficulties in the future.
Additional methods that may be used depending upon the unique needs of each patient include:
- Individual therapy
- Expressive arts
- Therapeutic recreation
- Sensory room
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
When the patient has completed the inpatient program at StoneCrest they will meet with their social worker who will facilitate discharge planning. The discharge process includes coordinating with outside support, ensuring placement or housing, and scheduling appointments with community agencies for mental health follow up.