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Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric Services

The Adolescent Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Program, is provided to help female adolescents ages 12 to 17:

  • Reduce thoughts and behaviors that pose a danger to the adolescent or others
  • Reduce severe symptoms associated with depression, conduct, psychosis and other psychiatric disorders
  • Improve functioning in the adolescent’s social settings

The program allows the adolescent and her family to work through a crisis, stabilize and return to the appropriate level of care after discharge. Ultimately, the program helps the adolescent foster appropriate expression of emotion, self-control, anger management and development of positive peer relationships.

Individuals are admitted, treated and discharged from the program based upon established clinical criteria. Comprehensive assessment and evaluation determine the adolescent’s specific problems, as well as strengths and resources. Collaborative planning with the treatment team helps each patient develop specific goals and determines solution-focused interventions with the greatest likelihood of success. These interventions include:

  • The provision of a safe and therapeutic environment
  • Daily physician supervision, nursing and monitoring
  • Care and intensive programming
    • Group therapy
    • Psychiatric education
    • Nursing education
    • Intensive family therapy
    • Individual therapy as needed
    • Activity therapy

Each individual attends school on site and is led by teachers certified through the Hardin County School System. Additionally, a behavior management system and linkage with an after-care professional are provided. The individual’s case coordinator focuses on developing plans for a transition to a less intensive level of treatment.

The Adult Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Program at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System provides treatment for men and women, ages 18 and over, suffering from a wide range of serious psychiatric illnesses including:

  • Suicidal feelings/thoughts
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Schizophrenia
  • Phobias
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Bipolar/Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Extreme anger and/or dangerous behavior
  • Alcohol/drug dependency with psychiatric issues

Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System’s Adult Program offers a structured environment that teaches positive self-awareness, new coping skills and provides opportunities for personal development and improvement in daily functioning.

Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System recognizes the importance of family involvement and support in the treatment process, emphasizing family participation through therapy. The program allows adults and their families to work through a crisis, quickly stabilize and return to the appropriate level of care after discharge.

The process is directed by a psychiatrist-led multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals consisting of:

  • Nurses
  • Case coordinators
  • Social workers
  • Mental health technicians
  • Activity therapists
  • Substance abuse counselors

Patients participate in different elements of the program based on their individual needs, including:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Activity Therapy
  • Psychiatric Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Dependency Education
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Medication Management
  • Dietary Counseling

The individual’s case coordinator begins discharge planning upon admission by developing goals and plans for a transition to a less intensive level of treatment.

The Reflections Program is a specialized program for individuals over the age of 60 who are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms.

Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System recognizes the challenges experienced by older adults and their families. Sometimes depression, social isolation or confusion may cloud an otherwise productive life. As we age, mounting stress from multiple changes can take a toll on our emotions, however, extended periods of sadness and anxiety are not normal signs of aging. Fortunately, such symptoms can be treated successfully.

The Reflections Program specializes in treating older adults and assisting them in regaining a sense of health and well-being. It is a highly structured inpatient psychiatric setting and includes a clinical team of:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses
  • Masters level clinicians
  • Activity therapists
  • Mental health technicians
  • A dietician
  • A chaplain

In addition, a board-certified family practice physician provides physical exams and follow-up care for any medical conditions.

Treatment components include:

  •   Assessment and diagnosis
  •   Medication management
  •   24 hour RN/nursing care
  •   Group therapy
  •   Family therapy
  •   Activity therapy
  •   Individual therapy
  •   Care coordination and discharge planning
  •   Psycho-education
  •   Access to spiritual support and guidance
  •   Nutrition counseling

There are several warning signs that may indicate the need for assessment and treatment of serious behavioral health concerns:

  •   Sadness and anxiety that is out of the ordinary
  •   Difficulty concentrating, recalling simple things or making decisions
  •   Loss of interest in day-to-day activities
  •   Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  •   Increased agitation or conflicts
  •   Medical or medication non-compliance
  •   Changes in behavior or concern to others
  •   Signs of communication of suicidal thoughts or intentions
  •   Behavior that can be self-harming or dangerous to others
  •   Aggressive behaviors
  •   Unrealistic fears or suspicions
  •   Hearing or seeing things not present: bizarre thoughts
  •   Disorientation
  •   Increasing social withdrawal
  •   Extreme personality changes

Contact us today at 800-274-7374 to make a patient referral. Referrals may be self referrals or by family members, physicians, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, adult day care or other senior care programs.