Helping you cope when it feels like you can’t.
“Something’s not right.” You know it deep down. Maybe you’ve been overly anxious or depressed lately. Your sleeping habits have changed. You’re eating too much (or not enough). It’s getting harder and harder to cope with daily life…
Whatever is happening – to you or a loved one – it could be a sign that something’s not right. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. At Big Bend Regional Medical Center, we’re here to help. We offer personalized care in a warm, supportive environment for senior adults 65+ with emotional or mental health conditions.
You’re not alone
Fifty percent of all Americans will experience a behavioral health problem at some point in their lives (CDC). That’s 1 in every 2 adults. But the good news is, you can do something about it.
At Big Bend Regional Medical Center, we have a team of mental health professionals to help – a board-certified psychiatrist, and a licensed therapist. Each member of your team is specially trained to provide clinically proven treatment for a wide range of behavioral health conditions.
How to begin
To get started, all it takes is one simple phone call. No referral is necessary. We meet with you individually to determine your eligibility. We begin by conducting a thorough mental health assessment to understand what’s happening. Then we develop a personalized treatment plan that’s just right for you.
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Conditions we treat
Behavioral health conditions are nothing to be ashamed of. Just as you’d see a doctor for a physical illness, you can be treated for emotional or mental health problems, too. In fact, many disorders like anxiety and depression are quite common, affecting millions of Americans. And because each person is different, Big Bend offers expert, individualized care for a wide range of conditions, including:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Dissociative identity disorder (DID)
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Other mental health issues
A safe place to be
Rest assured, you’ll be well cared for a Big Bend Regional Medical Center. Here you’ll find a safe, supportive environment where everyone is treated with compassion, respect and confidentiality. We’re here to listen to your concerns and help you cope with any behavioral health challenges you might be facing as a senior adult.
When it’s time to seek help
How can you be certain you need professional help? Watch for any of the following signs that may indicate an emotional or mental health disorder.
- Dissociation or withdrawal from one’s self, friends and activities
- Suicidal thoughts
- Chronic insomnia or too much sleep
- Constant fatigue
- Feelings of sadness or irritability that last longer than a few days
- Crying spells
- Drastic mood changes or mood swings
- Thoughts of harming others
- Dangerous behavior (self harm or harm to others)
- Excessive anger, hostility or violence
- Lack of appetite, overeating, or binge eating
- Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
- Recent disregard for personal appearance
- Drastic changes in sex drive
- Alcohol abuse or drug abuse
- Confusion or memory loss
- Acute inability to care for one’s self
- Feeling detached from reality
- Paranoia or hallucinations
Taking the first step
If you think it might be time to seek treatment, don’t wait. Call 432-837-0455 to find out more, to ask questions, or to schedule an assessment. At Big Bend Regional Medical Center, we’re always here to help.
NOTE: If you or a loved one is actively suicidal, call 911 immediately. This is a medical emergency, and you must seek care as soon as possible. Other emergencies that may warrant a trip to the ER include psychosis, violent behavior or homicidal behavior. If you’re not sure what to do, call 911.
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