Sadness, hopelessness, and helplessness are emotions that everyone experiences at some point throughout their lives. There are some individuals, however, who experience these emotions with such intensity that it takes over every aspect of their lives. The people struggle to get through each day as they fight through negative thoughts that they cannot seem to gain control over. If you have found yourself stuck in the destructive cycle of depression, you do not have to continue battling those demons on your own. We want to help.
Red River Hospital is a 74-bed psychiatric and addiction treatment center located in Wichita Falls, Texas. For over four decades, we have remained steadfast in our diligence to help improve the lives of those who entrust us with their care. Through individualized treatment plans, the caring and compassionate staff at Red River Hospital assist those who are in need of services for behavioral health concerns, substance abuse issues, and co-occurring disorders. Separated into four separate units, we are able to successfully meet the needs of all age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults. We are also proud to offer a specialized military heroes unit for our United States Service Members. At Red River, we know how devastating the symptoms of depression can be and we want to guide you as you develop the tools you need to start to rebuild your life.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Having a family member or loved one who is plagued by the seemingly endless cycle of depression, you may feel powerless to find a way to help him or her. You may also be wondering if your concerns are unfounded; wondering if your loved one is just going through a rough time but is not truly suffering from depression. If you are experiencing this type of debate, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Is your loved one isolating him or herself from family and friends?
- Has your loved one been repeatedly missing days of work or school?
- Does your loved one seem chronically fatigued?
- Have there been changes in your loved one’s eating and/or sleeping patterns?
- Are there noticeable changes in your loved one’s appearance? For example, is his or her hygiene lacking or has he or she seemed to stop caring about how he or she looks?
- Has your loved one stopped participating in activities that he or she once enjoyed?
- Has your loved one been expressing inexplicable feelings of guilt about things over which he or she has no control?
- Do you suspect that your loved one is harming him or herself?
- Has your loved one made fleeting comments regarding death?
If any of these questions ring true to what you have been noticing in your loved one, then it is time to seek out professional help. Depression is a treatable illness, but without appropriate intervention, your loved one’s symptoms are likely to continue worsening.
Why Consider Treatment at Red River
Living life consumed by the symptoms of depression can have an extremely detrimental impact on a person’s ability to function in the way that he or she once did. This illness can cause problems in a person’s ability to perform academically or occupationally, it can cause disturbances within his or her relationships, and it can cause a continuous downslide into deteriorating physical health. If you are suffering from depression, you may feel helpless to change and hopeless about your future. But you do not have to feel this way. We want to help you gain back control of your life and start towards a brighter future.
Inpatient treatment centers have proven to be extremely effective at helping individuals overcome their symptoms of depression. When people are suffering from depression, simply managing the tasks of everyday life can be overwhelming. By receiving treatment in an inpatient clinic, people are able to relieve themselves from these daily obligations and place all of their energy on getting better. By participating in the various therapeutic techniques offered, receiving support from other individuals facing similar difficulties, and learning positive coping skills, people are able to overcome their symptoms of depression and move forward towards the happy, healthy life they deserve.
Our Philosophy and Benefits
When you or a loved one is in crisis, or when life has simply spiraled out of control, the staff at Red River Hospital is here to help. We strive to understand the point of view of others and actively express encouragement as individuals work towards achieving their goals. At Red River, we take responsibility for treating each and every person who comes through our doors with the respect and dignity that he or she deserves. By providing structured scheduling and implementing individualized treatment plans for each patient, we aim to show everyone how they can succeed. We surround patients with every facet of information that they need to get better, and we will do everything in our power to make sure that everyone who comes to us for care leaves our clinic with the confidence they need to continue on their path to a brighter future.
Types of Treatment Offered at Red River
Red River Hospital provides free assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These assessments are conducted by a licensed professional and then reviewed by a team member or supervisor. If it is determined that we will be able to fully meet the patient’s needs, the physician is contacted and the admissions process begins. Our dedicated psychiatric staff and multidisciplinary treatment team provide medical management and various therapies designed to encompass all of the needs of all of our patients. We utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques as part of our inpatient treatment, including the following:
Detoxification: When patients come to Red River and are struggling with chemical dependency concerns, we provide a 5-7 day stay in our detox unit. Here, everyone receives 24-hour nurse monitoring as their bodies become cleansed of any toxic substances that are present. For those who are struggling with depression, but are also dependent upon substances, detox marks the beginning of the therapeutic process. To learn more about this process, please see our detoxification page.
Medication management: Anti-depressant medications are commonly prescribed as part of the process of fully treating one’s depressive symptoms. All patients are seen daily by a psychiatrist in order to ensure that the medication is working properly and to make any changes that may be required.
Group therapy: Our inpatient treatment is group-focused, with a variety of groups being held daily. Some of the topics that are covered in these groups include effective communication skills, conflict resolution, appropriate assertive behavior skills, anger management, and medication management. On our progressive care unit, additional groups and activities are held in order to assist in reality orientation.
Family therapy: At Red River, we see each disorder as a family disorder because these illnesses can have a negative impact on the lives of each patient’s family members. We believe that if the family is not involved, then the changes that are made during the treatment process will not be carried over into the home environment. As a result, we encourage family sessions to occur on a regular basis in all units and can be done via phone if necessary. On our child and adolescent unit, at least one family session is required prior to the patient’s discharge.
Individual therapy: Individual sessions occur on an as-needed basis for all units except our military unit where patients have a minimum of one individual therapy session each week.
Recreational therapy occurs at least once per day and includes activities such as yoga and physical therapy.
Daily school is provided for all of our child and adolescent patients. There is an onsite school room and lessons are led by our public school district’s teachers.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
At Red River Hospital, we recognize that the discharge process can be an intimidating time for patients, so we begin the discharge planning the moment our patients enter the hospital. This plan is consistently reviewed and updated throughout the individual’s stay so that, when the time for discharge arrives, the patient is already set up for the next step in his or her recovery process. We believe that aftercare is a major part of every patient’s treatment, so we ensure that the unique needs of every individual will be cared for, whether that be a step down into our partial hospitalization program (PHP) or our intensive outpatient program (IOP), or being provided with referrals for traditional outpatient services. For patients who require a structured plan in order to return to life’s daily routines, Red River provides onsite therapy, supervised medication management, and coping skills training. Whatever your needs may be, our caring and compassionate staff will make sure that you are comfortable and confident as you embark on your next stage of recovery.