Mental health hospitalization (adult)
Mental health conditions affect your thinking, feelings, mood, ability to relate to others and everyday life. Like many other medical conditions, they are common and treatable. If you or a loved one is having difficulty coping, it's important to know you are not alone. With full hospitalization, a team of mental health professionals will assess, stabilize and work with you to help you learn how to manage your illness.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency or crisis, call 911. If you want to learn more about hospitalization or other mental health services and aren’t experiencing a crisis or emergency, a good next step is talking with your primary care or mental health provider.
What it is
Sometimes your mental health condition requires care that is urgent and more intensive than what is available in outpatient mental health treatment. Our psychiatric hospital programming provides a safe, structured and calming environment where you receive 24-hour care and treatment from a coordinated team of mental health experts.
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What to expect
We will thoroughly assess and evaluate your condition, stabilize as needed, and provide focused treatment. Time spent in the hospital is meant to be short, so a plan will be developed for continued care outside of the hospital.
The treatment plan is unique to your particular condition and needs. Our goal is to help you return to positive mental health and wellbeing—and prepare you for a successful transition to outpatient care, and home.
Your inpatient care may include:
- individual and group psychotherapy (talking through problems)
- educational programming
- family involvement
- medication management
- treatment and crisis planning.
Good for treating
Some of the mental health conditions we treat in the hospital include:
- bipolar disorder
- mood disorders
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- panic attacks
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- thoughts of suicide.
Good to know
- Hospitalization is the highest level of care for a mental health condition. If you are not in a crisis or emergency, talk with your primary care or mental health provider about the right course of treatment.
- If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, call 911 or go the Emergency Room to determine the right course of action for you. This may or may not include hospitalization.
Learn more about an Emergency Room visit.
Source: Allina Health Mental Health & Addiction Services