Depression, or major depression, is defined as constant feelings of sadness and lack of interest in the world around you. This serious mental health disorder affects how a person feels, behaves, and acts, which often leading to both emotional and physical problems. Those who are afflicted with depression tend to be unable to function on a daily basis so much so that even those around them can become affected. Depression is not uniform, varies in severity and longevity and the symptoms that are displayed will vary from person to person. While extremely detrimental to an individual’s overall wellbeing, depression is a highly treatable condition, even at its most severe.
Rolling Hills Hospital is a private acute inpatient psychiatric care center designed to treat the psychological and chemical dependency needs of adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and intellectually disabled patients. Located in the rural town of Ada, Oklahoma, our treatment hospital is situated on a serene landscape, which enables us to provide confidential care in a tranquil environment. Rolling Hills has been a leader in behavioral healthcare since 1988, which means we have years of experience working with all types of patients no matter what their needs may be. Let the compassionate staff at Rolling Hills help you get your life back.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have someone close to you that is struggling with depression, providing them some sort of care is essential to not only their health but yours as well. This can be as simple as providing them with words of encouragement, listening to what they have to say, and suggesting they seek professional help. Take the time to talk to your loved on about his or her depression in a nonjudgmental way. Offer to make an appointment for them with the family doctor or with a mental health professional and offer to go with them. It is also important to remember that depression is not anyone’s fault. You are not to blame and it is not something your loved one is doing on purpose. Once your loved one has started treatment it is important that you stay involved in the treatment process because they will need your ongoing support. Finally, make sure that you take care of yourself because caring for a loved one can be both mentally and physically exhausting. If you don’t stay in good health, you will not be any help to your loved one.
Why Consider Treatment at Rolling Hills Hospital
Increased chance in the engagement of risky behaviors, ruined relationships, inability to function at work, and weakened immune system are all potential consequences of untreated depression. Clinical depression is an illness that affects the mind, body, and mood and so it can affect how you feel about yourself, what you think, and how well your body functions on a daily basis. Without the proper treatment, an individual with severe depression is not able to simply pull themselves together and it is highly likely that things will only get worse. Furthermore, depression takes a serious toll on physical health. If you are struggling with depression the sooner you get treatment the better the outcome.
Depression is a serious mental health disorder that left untreated can be detrimental to an individual’s overall quality of life and in some cases can end in suicide. Because some people are at risk of harming themselves or others while in the throes of depression, an inpatient treatment clinic is often the most effective treatment option available. In addition to a number of therapeutic counseling methods, an inpatient treatment center will provide you with medication to help stabilize mood and get your symptoms under control. While you are beginning the recovery process, an inpatient clinic will provide you with a safe place so you can focus on healing.
Our Philosophy and Benefits
At Rolling Hills Hospital in Ada it is our mission to provide superior behavioral healthcare services to the people, communities, and hospitals we serve. Our core values focus on honesty and fairness, treating people as we wish to be treated, and providing a level of care we would want for a family member. It is our goal to evaluate and stabilize any psychiatric disorder or substance abuse issue and increase each patient’s level of functioning within the community. An experienced psychiatrist leads our team, which also include psychologists, nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, certified nurse aids, mental health technicians, recreational therapists, and other healthcare professionals within the hospital setting.
Types of Treatment Offered at Rolling Hills Hospital
At Rolling Hills’ treatment center, we maintain a treatment team of professionals all of whom are dedicated to providing high-quality care to each and every person that comes to us. All treatment regimens are individualized to meet the patient’s particular needs and stated in measurable terms within the patient’s treatment plan. Most of our services use a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy, but our various treatment options tend to have additional, consistent needs. Your specific needs will determine which unit you will be placed in. The following are some therapeutic treatment methods that may be part of your treatment plan.
Medication management: At Rolling Hills, each one of our patients sees our psychiatrist at least three times a week for evaluation and medication management. All patients will be thoroughly evaluated and monitored throughout the course of treatment. In the case of depression, medication comes in the form of antidepressants. The goal of antidepressant medication is to help stabilize and normalize the neurotransmitters in the brain that play a large role in regulating mood.
Individual therapy: All of our patients engage in individual therapy on a weekly basis, at least two hours a week for adolescents and at least once a week for all other units. During individual therapy, patients can begin to alter negative thinking patterns and behaviors that may be exacerbating the depression.
Group therapy: Here at Rolling Hills we offer a number of different process and expressive groups on a weekly basis. Topics will vary some depending upon the unit that is a person is in. However, some of the topics offered on each unit may include: coping skills, anger management, life skills, and managing mental illness.
Family therapy: Family therapy is an important part of the treatment process and is held at least once a week for each one of our patients. For the adolescent unit, family sessions must be held in person with a licensed therapist. Additionally, parents are encouraged to attend regular treatment meetings and can call to check on their child on a regular basis.
In addition to these therapeutic methods, Rolling Hills provides a number of other services that you may participate in during your stay with us. These include:
- Recreation therapy
- Expressive therapies (art, music, pet therapy, tai chi)
- Daily school
- Emotions anonymous
Continued Care and Levels of Treatment
At Rolling Hills Hospital in Ada, OK discharge planning begins at admission and is continuously re-evaluated throughout the patient’s stay in order to help ensure a smooth transition when a patient stay with us has come to an end. All discharge plans will be discussed at least once a week with family members, the centers where the patient has come from, and the patient themselves. When you are ready to transition to the next level of care we will do everything we can to make sure the appropriate plans are put in place to ensure continuity of care. Whatever you need, Rolling Hills can help.