Individuals who develop anxiety disorders may experience considerable difficulties and distress throughout virtually all aspects of their lives. Depending upon which type of anxiety that a person develops, the symptoms that he or she experiences may cause it to be difficult or impossible to interact among large groups of people, communicate effectively with others, be separated, even briefly, from loved ones, meet new people, or even leave their houses. Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia, separation anxiety disorder, and other forms of anxiety disorders can cause individuals to lose the ability to achieve and maintain independent lifestyles, can rob them of the ability to realize their true potential, and can prompt a pervasive sense of helplessness and hopelessness.
At Crestwyn Behavioral Health, our treatment professionals are familiar with the constraints and limitations that anxiety disorders can impose upon the lives of afflicted individuals, and we have considerable experience helping adolescents and adults experience relief from their symptoms. Our specialized programming has proven effective at empowering individuals to manage the symptoms of their anxiety disorder so that they can more fully engage in a productive and satisfying lifestyle.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Knowing that a loved one is struggling with an anxiety disorder can be a painful experience. However, you should not let your fears or frustrations prevent you from taking the steps that can put your loved one on the path to a healthier future. Please consider the following:
• First, educate yourself about the challenge that your loved one is experiencing. Learning about the signs, symptoms, and effects of the various types of anxiety disorders will provide you with a greater understanding of what your loved one is experiencing and will prepare you to provide the most meaningful and beneficial support.
• Have an open and honest conversation with your loved one. Discuss your concerns, express your support, and ask him or her about what he or she is experiencing. Most importantly, listen to your loved one. He or she may not be able to provide you with clinical descriptions of his or her disorder, but the information that he or she can share with you will provide you with invaluable insights into both the problem and possible solutions.
• Research the types of treatment that have helped others with similar struggles, and identify programs that appear to be best suited to meeting your loved one’s specific needs.
• If your loved one is hesitant to enter treatment, or is hostile to the suggestion that he or she can benefit from professional care, conduct additional research on to how best to broach the subject and persuade your loved one to get help. The programs that you have identified should be able to help you in this effort.
• Once your loved one has agreed to enter a program, offer practical and tangible support. Help to make appointments. Provide transportation. Provide childcare. Do whatever you can to simplify your loved one’s life so that he or she can focus on getting into treatment.
Of course, it is important to remember that residential care is just one step on what can be a long path of recovery. Manage your expectations, prepare for both progress and setbacks, and plan to be at your loved one’s side every step of the way.
Why Consider Treatment at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Adolescents and adults who do not seek or receive effective treatment for an anxiety disorders are at great risk for variety of negative consequences and outcomes. Depending upon the nature and severity of a person’s anxiety disorder, he or she may find it difficult or impossible to complete his or her education, get and keep a job, and achieve financial independence and a healthy level of self-sufficiency. The continued psychological pain of an untreated anxiety disorders can cause individuals to struggle with diminished self-esteem, to withdraw from friends and family members, to engage in self-harm, to abuse alcohol or other drugs, and even to consider or attempt suicide. However, by seeking treatment at a comprehensive residential program, an individual can begin to heal from past damage, avoid future harm, and develop the skills and strategies that will empower him or her to pursue a healthier and more satisfying future.
Types of Treatment Offered at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Conveniently located in the Memphis suburb of Germantown in Tennessee, Crestwyn Behavioral Health is a pioneering provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Designed specifically for men and women aged 18 and older and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, this hospital supplies exemplary acute care that incorporates the latest behavioral health practices. Given its serene environment that overlooks a tranquil cove engulfed in luscious landscaping, Crestwyn is where healing and recovery can truly be achieved.
In choosing Crestwyn as the place to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment, patients, both young and old, can benefit from state-of-the-art amenities that include idyllic courtyards and a large gymnasium for recreation. Additionally, the dedicated professionals who administer care treat patients with a high regard for their individual healing and recovery journeys. Board-certified psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, activity therapists, and nurses work closely with patients to offer support and to determine which interventions will garner the most favorable treatment outcomes. These same staff members possess specialized training, including training in Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), so that they are equipped to care for any and all concerns that patients may require treatment for.
Upon admission to this high quality hospital, those who are in need of care to manage the symptoms of an anxiety disorder will receive fully customized treatment plans that can include the following methods of care as part of their comprehensive treatment experience at Crestwyn:
Detoxification: If an individual comes to Crestwyn suffering from an anxiety disorder and a chemical dependency problem, he or she will be able to receive top notch detoxification services at our hospital. These services allow patients to have the toxic substances that they are addicted to cleared from their systems so that they are able to focus on other aspects of their care. The expertly trained members of our medical staff supervise this type of treatment and are steadfast in their dedication to preserving the health and safety of those entrusted into our care.
Medication management: For some, the symptoms of an anxiety disorder may necessitate pharmaceutical intervention in order to alleviate strife that cannot otherwise be alleviated when an individual’s coping skills are inadequate. When this is the case, and a patient comes to us for treatment, medication management services may be incorporated into the individual’s personalized treatment plan. Our exemplary psychiatrists are able to assess the need for psychotropic medication, can prescribe medication, and can meet with patients daily when necessary. Additionally, our compassionate team of nurse practitioners and nurses aid in the administration of any medications that are prescribed.
Individual therapy: So as to afford patients with the opportunity to openly process their feelings, experiences, and emotions in a safe, confidential environment, Crestwyn offers individual therapy sessions to those who choose to heal and recover at our hospital. During these sessions, which are held daily or scheduled on an as-needed basis, patients can discuss their progress with their assigned primary counselor as they learn to manage the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Group therapy: When suffering from the unmanaged symptoms of an anxiety disorder, many individuals often feel as though they are alone in their struggles. For this reason, we, at Crestwyn Behavioral Health, are pleased to provide group therapy opportunities at our hospital. Held daily and led by counselors, nurses, and mental health technicians, various community, psychoeducation, and 12-Step recovery groups are offered to all patients. These sessions allows patients to come together, share their experiences, provide and receive support, practice skills they are learning, and discuss the following topics in a setting that is safe and conducive to healing and recovery:
• Suicide prevention
• Healthy relationships
• Anger management
• Treatment options
• Recovery skills
• Medication support
Family therapy: Mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, have the ability to impact the lives of those closest to the individuals who are grappling with such concerns. Given this fact, treatment at Crestwyn features family therapy sessions for those who come for care. Depending on the patient’s individual needs and the patient’s loved ones’ ability to get to our hospital, these sessions can be part of a person’s healing experience at Crestwyn. We purposefully offer these sessions so that healing can begin within our patients’ primary support networks and so that the friends and family members of those we treat can learn how to best support the person they care about.
Every facet of care at Crestwyn Behavioral Health is customized to meet the needs of those who come for treatment. Additionally, and because we want to fully prepare our patients for returning to their respective communities, we plan for their discharge from the moment they begin receiving services. Our staff works closely with patients, and their families when necessary, to determine the continuing care options that will enable the men, women, and adolescents we treat to achieve optimal healing and recovery from an anxiety disorder.
If you or an important person in your life is in need of exceptional treatment to manage the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, improve his or her quality of life, and prevent further need for hospitalization, look no further than Crestwyn Behavioral Health. Here, people of all ages are able to develop the confidence and skills needed to live healthier, more productive, and more satisfying lives that are no longer compromised by mental health and substance use concerns.
Call us today and let our caring intake team help you or your loved one determine if Crestwyn is where a brighter tomorrow can happen.