Adult Mental Health Program

Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Adult Psychiatric Program

Mental health issues affect almost 50 million Americans each year. Mental health conditions often cause stress and create emotional strain on both the sufferer as well as their friends and family members. Fortunately, help is available.

Specifically, you can seek out an adult mental health program for the care you need. For instance, there are a wide variety of care services offered, including outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization programs.

Port St. Lucie Hospital Programs

After an assessment, our team of mental healthcare professionals will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Our treatment programs for adults incorporate

  • An interdisciplinary team of mental healthcare professionals, including counselors, psychotherapists, nurses, and support staff. 
  • Doctors and certified practitioners for consultation. 
  • A supportive environment where patients can connect with peers and staff who are there to assist them in finding stability and peace of mind.
  • An emphasis on improved quality of life through promoting wellness and stabilization, reducing stress, and focusing on overall health. 
  • Discharge planning, in addition to long-term care strategies to help prevent relapse. 

What Is Mental Illness?

Clinicians define mental health disorders as conditions that affect a person’s behavior, health, thoughts, or moods. Sometimes, these conditions are not permanent and occur only in the short term. On the other hand, they may be chronic, affecting people for life. When a mental illness begins to create high levels of stress or impacts your personal or professional experiences, it is a good idea to seek treatment.

What Causes Mental Illness?

Nobody quite understands the exact cause of mental illness, especially because mental health conditions are so wide-ranging. Generally, though, they result from a combination of psychological, environmental, and biological factors. In some cases, they may be the result of an imbalance in neurochemicals in your body. In other instances, they can be brought on by injuries or nutritional deficiencies. Genetics and family history also play a significant role. Other possible reasons may include: 

  • Trauma, especially physical or emotional abuse 
  • Sudden loss of a loved one 
  • Long-term substance abuse 
  • Social and cultural pressures
  • Abuse related to sexual orientation 
  • Exposure to toxins or poor nutrition 

What Mental Health Issues Do We Treat?

Mental health disorders fall into a wide variety of different categories. Although it’s tempting to diagnose yourself, speak to a mental health care provider before assigning a name to your disorder. Some of the most common types of mental health disorders include: 

Do note, however, that this list is not exhaustive. There are many other types of mental health disorders. Moreover, some individuals also suffer from co-occurring disorders. For example, many people struggling with depression and anxiety may also self-medicate through drugs and alcohol, leading to drug or alcohol addiction.

The Mental Health Treatment Process

Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Program provides the highest quality assessment, diagnosis, stabilization, and evidence-based treatment for adults with acute psychiatric issues who need inpatient treatment or partial hospitalization. Our patients receive medically assisted treatment that we deliver with kindness, empathy, dignity, and respect at all levels in the continuum of care. This compassion maximizes patients’ ability to develop healthy mental and emotional health.

Before you begin treatment, several assessments are conducted to evaluate your physical, social, and emotional health. Specifically, these assessments help determine your appropriate level of care, which includes inpatient, outpatient, or partial hospitalization treatment. Treatment modalities consist of:

Above all, your team will treat you with respect and give you the tools and support you need to manage your condition and get back on the road to mental health. 

What Does an Adult Mental Health Program Look Like? 

After your interdisciplinary team makes an assessment and creates your care plan, you’ll begin your road to recovery. In the case of residential care, Port St. Lucie facilities provide a home-like atmosphere to create a community that enables you to develop self-esteem, create relationships, and improve your daily life. Residential programs also allow clinicians the best opportunity to get a full understanding of your function and more time to gather deeper insights into care strategies. 

In addition, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs offer similar support to patients. You can also benefit from group and individual counseling sessions, along with other types of mental health treatment services.  

Discharge Process and Long-Term Care

At Port St. Lucie Hospital, the primary goal is to create the necessary foundation for long-term recovery. From day one, our team will create a plan to help you stay in recovery after being discharged. For instance, this may mean you immediately return to your home environment. Or it may mean moving to an alternative living situation, such as a lower level of mental health care.

Our care team tailors this plan to each patient and updates it during treatment to ensure that it matches each individual’s progress. Our discharge plan takes into account the following essentials: 

  • Long-term therapy and counseling needs
  • Access to support networks 
  • Living and work arrangements 
  • Medication 
  • Community and family resources 

If returning home is not the best idea for a patient, we help them find a place to stay that supports their mental well-being.

With the assistance of your family members, we work to make each transition to community living a safe and seamless experience. In fact, our final goal is for our patients to leave our facility knowing they have the tools to achieve lasting recovery. 

Medicare and most HMOs and PPOs are accepted. In addition, financial arrangements for self-pay may also be made.

Whatever mental health issue you are struggling with, we welcome you to our facility. From support groups to individual therapy treatment options, we are here to fight the battle with you. Reach out to us online today or call us at (772) 238-7734.

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