When an individual is suffering from hallucinations, delusions, or other psychotic symptoms, that person may be experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia. One of the most distressing mental health disorders, this disorder can make it difficult for a person to decipher what is real and what is not, which can, unfortunately, cause a great deal of disruption in daily functioning. Individuals who have schizophrenia must get effective treatment in order for them to experience improved quality of life. The longer that this condition persists without professional care, the more likely a person is to experience worsening symptoms, thoughts of self-harm and suicide, and an overall deterioration in his or her mental and physical health.
At Crestwyn Behavioral Health, we understand how challenging it can be to attempt to live out one’s life when the symptoms of schizophrenia infringe upon one’s ability to live a happy existence. For this reason, we are pleased to be able to offer life-changing care for those struggling with schizophrenia, other mental health conditions, and substance use problems. In choosing our hospital as the place to learn how to manage schizophrenia symptoms and develop the confidence and skills needed to improve one’s mental wellbeing, people, young and old, can soon come to envision a future that is prosperous.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Suffering from schizophrenia is no doubt a difficult experience for those who are experiencing this illness. However, for those around a person with this disorder, it can be equally distressing to bear witness to a loved one struggling to function when psychotic symptoms interrupt daily life.
As a concerned friend or family member, you can make a positive impact on your loved one’s life. By following through on the below-listed suggestions, you can help the individual you care about get the treatment he or she needs:
- First, provide yourself with an education about schizophrenia. If you are not already familiar with the symptoms of this condition, you may be unsure as to what is happening to your loved one. By learning about schizophrenia, however, you can develop a greater sense of empathy and come to understand what your loved one is experiencing.
- Next, it could be helpful to speak with knowledgeable mental health professionals in your community to learn about the types of treatment that have been effective in helping those struggling with schizophrenia. Familiarize yourself with these treatment options, and compile a list of a few options that may benefit your loved one.
- Enlist the help of other friends and/or family members in order to establish a plan of action should your loved one require immediate care due to complications caused by his other mental state. In doing so, you will be prepared to help your loved one should such a circumstance arise.
- Talk with your loved one about what he or she is experiencing. Be open to hearing what he or she has to say and be sure to offer your unyielding support during this conversation.
- Encourage your loved one to seek treatment and explain to him or her about the benefits of receiving professional care.
- As someone who is committed to helping a loved one with schizophrenia, it is important that you do not neglect your own needs. By practicing good self-care, engaging in support groups, or beginning individual therapy, you can maintain your own emotional wellbeing in a healthy manner.
Lastly, should your loved one become engaged in a treatment program, it is a good idea to encourage him or her to adhere to his or her doctors recommendations for treatment so that he or she stands the greatest chance of achieving an improved quality of life.
Why Consider Treatment at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Because schizophrenia is such a serious mental health condition, it is important for a person battling this illness to seek treatment. If, however, an individual with schizophrenia remains untreated, the resulting effects that can occur can be monumental. Over time, unabated schizophrenia symptoms are likely to worsen and cause widespread devastation across a person’s entire life. Self-harm and suicidal ideation may manifest, which could result in a need for medical care or an untimely death due to a suicide attempt. Additionally, many individuals who are struggling with untreated schizophrenia symptoms turn to the abuse of substances as a means of coping with their emotional pain. When this occurs, an individual is at risk of developing an addiction to a substance or substances, which could render a grave outcome if care is not sought. For these reasons and more, it is crucial that effective, comprehensive treatment be received so that an individual’s daily functioning and life satisfaction can improve.
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 schizophrenia symptoms 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 schizophrenia 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 schizophrenia 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 schizophrenia.
Group therapy: When suffering from the unmanaged symptoms of schizophrenia, 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:
- Anger management
- Treatment options
- Recovery skills
- Medication support
- Suicide prevention
- Healthy relationships
Family therapy: Mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, 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 schizophrenia.
If you or an important person in your life is in need of exceptional treatment to manage the symptoms of schizophrenia, 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.