It is not unusual to experience periods of the blues from time to time. However, depression is much more than just feeling down. People with depressive disorders are often unable to keep up with daily tasks and can struggle to manage daily activities that most people would not have difficulty with. If left untreated, depression can have serious negative effects on virtually every area of a person’s life. Fortunately, treatments are available that can help individuals learn to manage symptoms of this disorder.
At Crestwyn Behavioral Health, our team of caring professionals understands the struggle that can accompany depressive disorders. We have decades of combined experience helping people learn to manage the symptoms of these disorders, allowing them to live their lives to the fullest potential.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Although people with depressive disorders often struggle with feelings of helplessness, it can be easy as a loved one of someone with a depressive disorder to feel helpless as well. The truth, however, is that you are uniquely poised to be of benefit to your loved one. Consider the following suggestions:
- Research depressive disorders and learn all you can about their signs and symptoms. In particular, research the specific depressive disorder with which your loved one struggles.
- Learn about available treatments that have helped others manage the symptoms of depressive disorders. Find treatment centers that offered these types of treatment, and make a short list of these centers to share with your loved one.
- Talk openly with your loved one and share your observations and concerns with him or her. These conversations may be difficult, and your loved one may want to believe that everything is fine, but share your concerns with him or her patiently and nonjudgmentally. Remember that your loved one is in crisis and needs your help.
- When your loved one is ready to seek treatment, share the list of treatment centers you made and work with your loved one to find a center that is a good fit for him or her. In addition, help him or her with any logistical issues that may arise, such as transportation, insurance, and meetings with treatment center staff members.
- During your loved one’s time in treatment, remain an active source of support and participate in any family sessions that your treatment center may offer.
- Remember to take care of yourself. You will be much more helpful to your loved one if you maintain your own internal emotional reserve. Call on the support of friends and family members, and make sure to spend time engaging in activities that rejuvenate you.
Why Consider Treatment at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
When a person who has depression does not receive treatment, there is enormous potential for widespread disruption in his or her life. Depressive disorders can affect a person’s performance at work, potentially resulting in job loss and long-term unemployment, which can in turn make depressive symptoms even worse. People with depressive disorders also often struggle to maintain personal relationships, potentially causing relationships to wither away and leaving the person socially isolated. People with depressive disorders are also at a higher than average risk for developing substance use disorders. They may also struggle with suicidal ideation and are at risk of death as a result of suicide attempts. Fortunately, however, many of these symptoms and consequences can be minimized or even avoided altogether if a person seeks prompt, effective treatment at a comprehensive treatment center.
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 depressive disorders 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 depressive 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 a depressive 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 depressive disorder.
Group therapy: When suffering from the unmanaged symptoms of a depressive 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 depressive 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 depressive disorders.
If you or an important person in your life is in need of exceptional treatment to manage the symptoms of a depressive 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.