Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Red River Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Red River Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Depression Treatment Center in Wichita Falls

Red River Hospital helps individuals struggling with depression build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Serving Wichita Falls, TX, Red River is the leading provider of depression treatment.

Depression Treatment

Learn more about depression treatment at Red River Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX

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 96-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.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for depression

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

Why consider treatment for depression at Red River Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX

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

Red River Hospital 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

Types of depression treatment offered at Red River Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX

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:

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 geriatric 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

Continuing care and levels of treatment for depression

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.

What sets us apart?

We understand the many pressures, concerns, and frustrations that can accompany the effort to find the best treatment option, and we are dedicated to doing all that we can to make this a more efficient and effective process.

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