Acute Mental Health Issues
Our inpatient program for acutely ill adults is designed to evaluate and treat adult patients with mental health and substance abuse detoxification issues. The focus on the acute adult inpatient unit is crisis stabilization and discharge to a lower level of care, such as an outpatient program or individual therapy. Our inpatient treatment provides a safe environment where patients may address the problems they are experiencing while in recovery.
Upon admission, a treatment team made up of behavioral health experts completes specific evaluations of underlying medical, psychological, social and family issues. A plan of care is developed that includes medication management and a combination of individual, group, and family therapies along with therapeutic recreational activities and other programs to stabilize patients and create a foundation for care after discharge.
The multi-disciplinary team consists of a psychiatrist, an advanced practice nurse, registered nurse, social worker, activity therapist, and mental health technicians and, when indicated, a chemical dependency counselor. Therapeutic recreational activities and other programs are implemented to stabilize patients and create a foundation for care after discharge. Discharge planning begins upon admission and the discharge coordinator provides for appropriate follow-up care after discharge.
The beginning of chemical dependency treatment may include a detoxification period in our inpatient unit at Deaconess Cross Pointe. During this time, adult patients are monitored for potential signs and symptoms of withdrawal. While the focus of this period of treatment is medical safety, an introduction to rehabilitation and the 12-step recovery model is also begun with a focus on both chemical dependency symptoms and mental health symptoms. The length of stay on our adult inpatient units varies based on each patient's need.
Inpatient treatment for combined acute mental health and chemical dependency issues is also offered.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT is most commonly used to treat patients with severe depression who fail to respond to medications or who are unable to tolerate the side effects associated with the medication. This service requires a referral. For more information, contact the CARE Team.
Call our CARE Team at 812-476-7200
to arrange for an assessment.
We offer outpatient consultations with our psychiatry staff including psychiatrists, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists. These psychiatric practitioners are trained in assessment and medication management for a variety of behavioral health conditions.
During a medication consultation the psychiatric practitioner will review medication history, allergies, medical conditions, current symptoms, length and severity of symptoms, family history, and other information to develop a full understanding of how the condition affects you. Based on the evaluation findings, the practitioner will determine if medication would be helpful and make recommendations for the appropriate type of treatment. Monitoring ensures the patient receives the maximum benefit of the medication while reducing any negative side effects that may occur.
Medication Management - New Patient information
Traditional Outpatient Therapy
- If you have seen a Psychiatrist in the past 12 months, please complete and submit our attached screening tool.
- If you have NOT seen a Psychiatrist in the past 12 months, contact your Primary Care Physician for a referral.
Traditional one-on-one counseling is offered by licensed professionals skilled in assisting individuals in dealing with mental health and addiction concerns.
Deaconess Cross Pointe therapists offer counseling to adults who are struggling with a broad range of issues including:
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Chemical dependency
- Parent-child communication
- Anger management
- Marital/family conflict
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Anxiety disorders
- Single parent adjustment
- Adolescent and child behavior problems
- Work-related stress
- Blended family adjustment
- Sexual, physical or emotional abuse
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
ECT is most commonly used to treat patients with severe depression who fail to respond to medications or who are unable to tolerate the side effects associated with the medication.
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For immediate information you may contact our Care Team.
If this is an emergency, please call 911 or seek emergency care.