Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding, treatment and a good recovery plan. With early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan consisting of medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle choices, you can get better.
As Michiana’s leading resource for mental health care, we provide inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services for people of all ages for those suffering from depression. The Depression Center provides you with an extensive variety of tools and resources, including brain stimulation therapies and medications, to combat depression and to help you feel like yourself again.
Inpatient Depression Unit
The 24-bed Inpatient Depression Unit of Memorial Epworth Center features care exclusively for the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety. Our specially trained psychiatrists lead a team of nurse practitioners, registered nurses and therapists to develop a treatment plan tailored to the mental and physical needs of each patient.
Customized treatment plans include cognitive behavior therapy in both individual and group sessions, as well as medication. Education is an important aspect of the care, with the aim of helping patients understand their illness, participate in their treatment, develop coping strategies and successfully return to the community.
The unit’s healing atmosphere encourages the intermingling of staff and patients and alleviates feelings of isolation. Because patients suffering from mood disorders may be at risk of harming themselves, the physical design of the facility assures a safe and secure environment for patients and visitors.
- Medical and psychiatric evaluation
- Crisis intervention and stabilization
- Comprehensive follow-up care and planning
- Physical, occupational and recreational therapy
- Evaluation and management of medications
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Links to community-based services
Outpatient Depression Services
Although depression can be a devastating illness, it often responds to treatment. The key is to get a specific evaluation and a treatment plan. Today, there are a variety of treatment options available for people with depression. Comprehensive outpatient treatment for depression is available through Beacon Medical Group Behavioral Health.