Adolescence is often a time of upheaval and uncertainty, presenting unique stressors and pressures. We encounter many of our most difficult decisions in our adolescent years. It is important to understand the abilities as well as the vulnerabilities of teens and the significance of this developmental stage for life-long mental health.
Life’s journey does not always lead us down the path of least resistance. Life can be overwhelming at any stage, and emotional distress affects everyone to some degree. For adults, psychiatric and emotional problems can affect careers, marriages and social relationships. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety or any other psychiatric issue, you don’t have to face it alone.
Bakersfield Behavioral Health offers Medical Detoxification for adults 18 years and older in a hospital setting, while also addressing additional psychiatric issues during the treatment process. The Adult Co-occurring Treatment Program provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for a range of substance abuse disorders.
The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program at Stepping Stones is a structured program that provides group counseling and other therapeutic services in a compassionate, healing environment. This program is designed to meet the co-occurring mental health and substance abuse needs of adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17.
The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is an intensive, therapeutic program for adults facing emotional and behavioral challenges, including but not limited to mood disorders, issues of grief and loss, anxiety disorders, alcohol and medication abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Approximately one in 11 people suffer with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, that’s roughly 22 million Americans. It is estimated that 60 percent of those with substance abuse issues have an underlying psychiatric disorder. Bakersfield Behavioral Health has created its Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to meet the specialized needs of adults with substance abuse and mental health issues.
The objective of treatment is to promote the highest level of functioning with an emphasis on goal setting, crisis management, family support and the importance of routine outpatient care. Each person’s symptoms, strengths, family supports and discharge needs provide the basis for care from admission to discharge.