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If you’re feeling hopeless or distressed, or you’re facing a major life change, Menninger’s Hope Program for Adults can help.
Our team is experienced, caring and devoted to helping you create a life of connection by rebuilding self-identity and purpose, developing skills and enhancing relationships. By working collaboratively with the team, you’ll gain understanding, hope, confidence and momentum as you move forward on your path to recovery.
Who We Treat
When you arrive on Hope, you’ll be welcomed into a safe and supportive environment. You’ll find that your fellow patients most often range in age from their 30s to their 60s.
Some have struggled with mental health issues or substance use for a while, and some are experiencing their first such encounter. Their struggles will sound familiar to you, and yours to them. They’ll be a powerful part of your recovery, and you’ll be a powerful part of theirs.
What We Treat
Patients stay an average of six weeks on Hope, where they learn critical skills to help them better cope with challenges like:
- Bipolar disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and social anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Life transitions (divorce, retirement, empty nest or phase of life change)
- Addiction or substance use, including stimulants, alcohol or medications, or addictive behaviors like overspending or gambling
- Posttraumatic stress (PTSD)
- Personality disorders, such as borderline (BPD), narcissistic or dependent
- Suicidal behavior or self-harm
- Eating disorders
- Women's issues, including mental health concerns related to infertility, perimenopause and menopause
What Hope Offers
At Hope, you’ll become part of a community that’s inspiring and free of shame. You’ll be surrounded and supported by a team of mental health professionals
who knows how to help you rediscover the real “you.”
Hope opened up pathways to recovery that will serve me well for many years to come.
- James, former patient
You’ll also join fellow patients who are already on their way to rebuilding lives of hope and healing. They’ll share their hope while you work to establish your own.
Your journey through Hope begins with a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, which will lead to an accurate diagnostic outcome. Within 24 hours of arrival, you’ll meet with a psychiatrist, an internal medicine physician or a nurse practitioner and a program nurse. This process will include:
- A complete psychiatric evaluation
- Nursing and psychosocial assessments
- A review of prior testing results, if available
- A physical examination, including screening for medical issues such as heart disease, diabetes or thyroid problems
- Evaluation of current medications for both psychiatric and medical indications
In the course of your treatment, you’ll complete additional gold-standard psychological assessments that will provide an in-depth look at your symptoms and how severe they are.
Together with your treatment team, you’ll set treatment goals and create a personalized treatment plan to help you attain them.
The plan will likely include:
- Individual therapy two times per week with an option for a third session
- Group psychotherapy two times per week
- Psychoeducational, skills and process groups (self-compassion, suicide resilience, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, mentalizing, grief and more)
- Trauma-sensitive yoga for men and women, if needed
- Recovery groups for alcohol or drugs, if needed
We’ll Help You Take the Next Step
When you’re ready, the team will also help as you create a wellness plan for you to follow once you discharge. Taking the lead on your wellness plan helps cement your commitment to a future full of hope. It will remind you of all the skills you’ve learned and practiced while at Hope and keep you on the path to good health.
The team will also help with discharge planning. Some patients go on to residential treatment, or one of our outpatient options, like Menninger 360
or outpatient therapy
. Wherever you go, we want you to leave confident that the next step taken in your treatment journey is the right one for you.
Working with Families
Having a loved one in the hospital can be very stressful for families. That’s why we encourage you to include your spouse or partner, children and parents in your treatment journey. Family meetings with your social worker, if you choose to have them, are are often a vital part of treatment.
We encourage family members to participate in a Family Orientation
and a Family Education Day
soon after you are admitted to the Hope Program so that they can learn about the evidence-based practices we use and what to expect from the treatment process.
With your permission, we will have regular contact with your family members. Your treatment team will coordinate on-site visits, phone calls and scheduled videoconferencing to strengthen family relationships and ensure as smooth a transition as possible for your return home.
Your Journey. Your Choice
You have lots of choices when it comes to mental health treatment.
Before you make that choice, consider our treatment outcomes
, our history as a leader in treatment since 1925 and our ranking on the US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list for psychiatry since 1991, and then decide where your journey to healing should take you.
We hope you’ll choose Menninger. Call us today at 713-275-5400