Pills and Skills Recovery with Dr. Chris Maria

How to Get Help When in a Mental Health Crisis

June 24, 2022 Dr. Chris Maria Season 4 Episode 2
Pills and Skills Recovery with Dr. Chris Maria
How to Get Help When in a Mental Health Crisis
Show Notes

In today's episode, I talk about how to get help if you or a loved one is in a mental health crisis. This first step is to go to your local behavioral health hospital for an ASSESSMENT and evaluation. Here in Greenville, there is The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
The assessment will take roughly 45 minutes where they take a medical history and trauma history. During that time, they are trying to determine what is the best level of care to get you stable and your symptoms under control. There are 3 levels of treatment:

  1. Inpatient -- the most restrictive. If you are suicidal or in a state of psychosis, and you a danger to yourself or others, you need 24 hr. round the clock to get stable. Once you are, your= transition down to a lesser restrictive level of care.
  2. Partial Hospital Program (Also called the Day program) -- Mon. - Sat. 9-3pm. The you can go home. This last roughly 10 days and then your transition down to the least restrictive level of care. 
  3. Intensive Outpatient --MWF 9-12 Noon. 


Listen to learn more about each level of treatment.




This content is for informational purposes only. If you feel you need to talk to someone, please consult a medical doctor or a licensed professional counselor. If you are in an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you need help with suicide prevention, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.



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