Bipolar disorders have the potential to significantly undermine a person’s efforts to live a productive and satisfying life. Bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and cyclothymic disorder are all characterized by distressing symptoms that can make it difficult or even impossible for a person to succeed at work, make progress in school, and otherwise maintain one’s independence and self-reliance. Depending upon the type of bipolar disorder that a person has developed, he or she may experience episodes of crushing depression and/or uncontrollable mania, which can disrupt daily functioning and put him or her at risk for a variety of negative outcomes and effects.
The good news is that many people who have struggled with bipolar disorders have experienced significantly improved quality of life after receiving comprehensive care at an effective treatment program. At Crestwyn Behavioral Health, our experts have considerable training and experience working with adults and adolescents who have developed bipolar disorders, and we have developed specialized programming that can help patients to manage their symptoms and learn to pursue healthier and more rewarding futures.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have a friend or family member who has been exhibiting symptoms of a bipolar disorder, then you already know how difficult this experience can be. What you may not know is that there are steps you can take today that can greatly improve the likelihood that the person you care about will get the professional help that can significantly improve his or her life.
- First, get the facts. Consult reputable organizations such as the National Institute of Mental Health or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) to learn how differentiate between myths and facts about bipolar disorder. The more you understand what your loved one is experiencing, the better you will be able to provide meaningful support.
- Research treatment options that have proved to be effective at helping people who were experiencing symptoms that are similar to what your loved one has been dealing with, and identify specific programs that provide this care.
- Talk to your loved one. Express your concerns and worries, share your findings, and suggest that he or she consider treatment. Most importantly, listen to what your loved one has to say. This should be a discussion, not a lecture.
- Remove logistical obstacles that may stand between your loved one and treatment. Assist with transportation, schedule appointments, arrange for childcare, and take care of other issues that will allow your loved one to focus on getting healthier.
- Remain as involved as possible with your loved one while he or she is in treatment. Participate in family therapy and other programs if they are offered and consult with staff members to learn how you can best support your loved one’s progress.
Remember that the effort to bring symptoms of bipolar disorders under control can be a long and potentially frustrating process. Your loved one will experience successes and setbacks. Ultimately, you can best support him or her by continuing to be active source of support and encouragement.
Why Consider Treatment at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Untreated bipolar disorders can have a devastating and ongoing impact on a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and socioeconomic wellbeing. A person who struggles with a bipolar disorder but who does not receive effective treatment may have trouble performing to expectation in school or at work, establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships, establishing financial stability, and otherwise fully engaging in a productive and rewarding lifestyle. In many cases, individuals with bipolar disorder may abuse alcohol or another drug in either an intentional or subconscious effort to self-medicate or numb themselves to their psychological pain, which can only serve to worsen their physical and mental health and complicate their efforts to live a healthier life. An individual who continues to struggle with ongoing untreated symptoms of bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, or cyclothymic disorder may be at increased risk for family discord, strained or ruined friendships and professional relationships, job loss and unemployment, financial distress, injuries related to dangerous or reckless behaviors, and a host of additional dilemmas. However, even after having endured mounting devastation due to one’s struggles with a bipolar disorder, a person can experience both hope and healing by participating in effective comprehensive treatment at a qualified center. Being diagnosed with a bipolar disorder does not equate being sentenced to a substandard life. Help is available, treatment works, and a brighter future can be achieved.
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 symptoms of a bipolar 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 a bipolar 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 members of our expertly trained 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 bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, or cyclothymic 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 on an as-needed basis, patients can discuss their progress with their assigned primary counselor as they learn to manage the symptoms of a bipolar disorder.
Group therapy: When suffering from the unmanaged symptoms of bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, or cyclothymic 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 bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and cyclothymic disorder, 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 a bipolar disorder.
If you or an important person in your life is in need of exceptional treatment to manage the symptoms of a bipolar disorder, improve the 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.