Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Stonecrest Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Stonecrest Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Self-Harm Treatment & Therapy in Detroit, Michigan

StoneCrest Center helps individuals struggling with self-harm build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Serving Detroit, MI, StoneCrest is the leading provider of self-harm treatment.

Self-Harm Treatment

Learn more about self-harm treatment at StoneCrest Center in Detroit, MI

When a person deliberately inflicts some form of pain or injury onto him or herself it is known as self-harm. Also referred to as self-injury or self-mutilation, these behaviors can include cutting, burning, hitting oneself, purposely breaking one’s bones, or drinking harmful substances. Some individuals self-harm as a way to deal with inner pain or emotional struggles that they do not know how else to manage. By initiating outward pain, these people are able to physically control what they are feeling. Other individuals self-injure as a means of grounding themselves in reality. For people who experience a sense of detachment or derealization, the infliction of pain allows their minds to focus on a sensation that returns them to reality. Others still use self-harm as a means of stopping excessive, uncontrollable feelings of anxiety. Regardless of the reason why a person begins to self-injure, the act of doing so can quickly become addictive, often requiring professional intervention to stop the behavior.

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 an inability to put an end to self-harming behaviors, the staff at StoneCrest wants to show you that it is possible to regain control of your emotions and move forward towards living the happy, healthy life you deserve to live.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for self-harm

People who self-injure typically do so in private, making it difficult to know when the behaviors exist. However, there are some telltale warning signs that may indicate that a person is purposely harming him or herself. Examples of these warning signs can include:

  • The occurrence of frequent “accidents”
  • Wearing long pants or long-sleeved shirts, despite warm weather
  • Displaying a lack of interest in, or no longer participating in, previously enjoyed activities
  • Low self-esteem
  • Making statements indicative of feelings of hopeless, such as, “It’s just not worth it anymore”
  • Unexplained cuts, bruises, scrapes, or burn marks

If any of these warning signs are things that you have noticed being displayed by your loved one, it is important that you become active in getting him or her the help that he or she needs. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare to broach the topic with your loved one:

  • Educate yourself about self-harm so that you can be as empathetic towards what your loved one is experiencing as possible
  • Anticipate denial or defensiveness – it is likely that your loved one will not immediately admit to participating in the behaviors
  • Present examples of specific things / behaviors that has caused you to become concerned about your loved one
  • Refrain from being judgmental and do not lecture your loved one
  • Ask questions and truly listen to what your loved one tells you
  • Research treatment options and offer to accompany your loved one to any appointments that are scheduled
  • Remain unconditionally supportive, recognizing that the treatment process can be a long one
Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for self-harm at StoneCrest Center in Detroit, MI

Once a person begins self-harming, it can be extremely difficult for him or her to stop. The sense of relief that this behavior elicits can outweigh the negative ramifications that these individuals know can result from the act. However, while self-injury may provide a respite from negative emotions, it is only temporary. Successfully treating self-harm requires exploring the underlying cause or causes for why the behavior exists.

Inpatient treatment programs are one of the most beneficial ways for people who self-injure to get the help that they need. First and foremost, by entering into an inpatient program, these individuals are walking into a safe environment where they are protected from the ability to harm themselves because they do not have access to any tools that could potentially be used to self-injure. Additionally, by taking part in an inpatient program, these people are surrounded by mental health professionals 24/7 who can provide them with the support they need whenever they face the urge to harm themselves. Through a variety of therapeutic interventions, as well as the support of other individuals who are dealing with similar struggles, inpatient programs can help people develop the skills they need to overcome their self-defeating thoughts and behaviors and find true healing.

Our Philosophy

StoneCrest Center philosophy and benefits

At StoneCrest Center, we strive to set ourselves apart from other mental health treatment centers by offering superior individualized 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

Types of self-harm 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: The implementation of certain medications may be used in the treatment of self-harming behaviors if the behavior itself is symptomatic of a mental health disorder. 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
  • Sensory room interventions
  • Therapeutic recreation
Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for self-harm

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.

what past clients say

StoneCrest actually saved my life at a time that I didn't think it was worth living for. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for this place! Thank you!

– A former client
Marks of Quality Care
  • MPRO Governor's Award of Excellence 2017-2019
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation