An inpatient hospital stay is the most intensive level of psychiatric care. If you or a family member are suffering from a severe mental replace mental issue, with illness, are having acute psychiatric -- including having thoughts of hurting yourself or others -- or are finding that a less intensive program is not working well enough, a short-term inpatient stay may be helpful.
At Mills-Peninsula, we offer inpatient mental healthcare at several facilities. Our goal is to help you advance to the least intensive level of care you need in order to recover. Our main adult inpatient program is located on a new 26-bed, secured hospital wing with common dining and day activity rooms. Because socialization is an important part of treatment, most rooms accommodate two patients.
Once admitted, you’ll receive a thorough mental and physical health evaluation, using tools similar to those offered to outpatients. Your doctor will then work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, which may include a variety of types of therapeutic counseling, including family, group or individual sessions. We will also work with your family members to help them understand your condition and what they can do to help.
We also offer treatment on an open unit, where we provide specialized services for adults, including:
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)— Under general anesthesia, a patient receives a mild electric current to the brain through electrodes placed on the scalp. This causes changes in brain chemistry that can relieve some symptoms of mental illness.
- Occupational therapy is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team on all of the inpatient psychiatric units, which include the Adult, Adolescent and Chemical Dependency units. Our occupational therapy professionals complete a functionally based evaluation through an interview and task assessment to identify problem areas and strengths. Then, using evidenced-based approaches, our therapists facilitate a variety of activity-based groups to improve coping skills, symptom management, task skills and learning life balance so that you can feel stable enough to return to your chosen meaningful life activities.
At Mills-Peninsula, we understand that being hospitalized for a mental health condition can be a frightening prospect for the patient and his or her family members. Please be assured that our goal is to stabilize your condition and help you move to a less intensive level of care as soon as possible to continue your treatment. We want to help you resume your role in the community and in your family, and continue with a lifetime of good mental health.