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FAQs: Mental Health Conditions

FAQs About Columbus Springs

Will I be better after this program?

In order to get the most out of your treatment at Beckett Springs it is important that you work with the staff to develop your own personalized treatment plan. The Beckett Springs treatment team will provide an in-depth treatment schedule to assist you in getting the very most out of your treatment stay.

What's the difference between voluntary and involuntary hospitalization?

Voluntary hospitalization is as it sounds, the patient is able to make the conscious decision to seek treatment. Involuntary hospitalization is necessary when the patient is in such a mental state that they are unable to provide for basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health or their safety. They are may also be unable to fully understand or lack the judgement needed in order to make an informed decision about the need for treatment.

What will the treatment process look like?

Beckett Springs has the ability to provide a variety of programs that support the patient’s primary diagnoses through offering multiple treatment tracks. This affords patients with varying level of needs with quality-treatment options. It is Beckett Springs’s responsibility to align patients with the appropriate treatment tracks to meet their needs and consistent with the medical necessity criteria set forth by patient’s insurance coverage and ordered by a physician. Program tracks are identified based off of the patient’s presenting needs and primary diagnoses. Once established, a patient is enrolled into the track that best meets their needs – chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders, or mental wellness tracks.

What is the mental wellness track?

The mental wellness track focuses on chronic behaviors, safety, and stability, to support patients who have primarily behavioral health diagnoses. Mental wellness groups are patient centered and solution focused, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy evidence based psychotherapy models, A patient’s support system and family unit are encouraged to be involved in patient’s treatment.

What is the co-occurring disorders track?

The co-occurring track supports patients needing chemical dependence treatment as well as mental health recovery. This program uses a variety of evidence based psychotherapy models including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. Treatment provides psychoeducational topics and education about the interrelatedness of the disorders and the importance of compliance and stability for each disorder. Motivational interviewing techniques are used to help engage the patient and provide a springboard for patient education. Co-occurring tracks often use resources such as Hazelden and The Matrix Model Learn more about our co-occurring disorders program.

Is hospitalization necessary?

Hospitalization is necessary when patients are suffering from severe mental health issues that require constant monitoring for their safety as well as the safety of others. This could include symptoms such as suicidal ideations, homicidal ideations, function impairment such as delusions that impact their safety, or a patient going through detox that has the potential for clinically significant withdrawal symptoms.

I just need someone to refill my medication. Can you do that?

Patients who are in the medication management program are seen typically one time per month if recently discharged from outpatient services, one time per quarter if symptoms have been managed with current prescriptions or at a frequency deemed necessary with the medical provider. All patients receiving medication management will receive a full evaluation prior to the start of medication management.

How often will I see a doctor?

Inpatients meet daily with a psychiatrist. Partial hospitalization patients see a psychiatrist at least once per week Intensive outpatients see a psychiatrist at least once per month. Those under our medication management program are supervised by a medical provider of psychiatric services.

Do these programs really work?

It is essential that you engage fully in your own treatment plan, and that means attending all scheduled groups and individual sessions. The Beckett Springs staff is here to support you and encourage you, even when you may be tempted to do less than your best. We know you can and will be successful in your treatment stay, but only you can decide to get the most out of your stay with us. Our goal is to teach you the tools to regain your life.

Do I need to bring my own medications?

Yes, bring all of the medications you are currently taking (including OTC meds and inhalers) for verification. (These will be sent home if possible.)