Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness or lack of character, they are biologically-based brain disorders, and will-power alone is not going to make it go away.
One in four adults experience some sort of mental health disorder, and although many are treatable with medication and through behavioral therapy, psychosocial treatment, and support groups, millions of Americans don't seek treatment — two-thirds, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Treatments are very effective. Unfortunately, the stigma, shame, and myths surrounding mental disorders prevent many people from getting the help they need. Untreated mental illness can lead to unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, and suicide.
Fremont Health's inpatient behavioral medicine unit features 20 private patient rooms for persons ages 19 and older. This unit provides acute care to voluntary and involuntary patients in a safe and therapeutic environment. The stabilization of a patient’s psychiatric disorder begins with psychiatric and medical evaluations. Treatments may include medications, patient and family education, individual and group therapies. These serve as the core of the care we provide. Our goal is to provide stabilization and improvement of a patient’s symptoms as quickly as possible. Our team of licensed psychiatrists, registered nurses, medical social workers, counselors, behavioral health technicians, and a recreational therapist work together to develop and implement an individualized plan of care that typically includes:
Optimal outcomes can be achieved by using patient centered-care and patient family involvement.
Fremont Health also offers an outpatient Behavioral Medicine Clinic.
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