A Unique and Effective Course Of Treatment
The Behavioral Health program at Lakeland works with other departments, health professionals, and ancillary services in coordinating and improving the care we provide to our patients. We have an established partnership with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services that provides patients access to mental health resources from their Grand Rapids facility, and widens our service area.
Individuals in acute psychiatric crisis are in urgent need of a safe environment, a structured and supportive therapeutic setting, and intensive therapeutic intervention. Lakeland’s Behavioral Health services are provided to adults, age 18 and older.
The program combines these elements into a unique and effective course of treatment. Nurses, psychologists, social workers, activity therapists, and the patient and family work together as a team, under the direction of a fully licensed psychiatrist, Sri Uppalapati, MD, and Medical Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health, Eric Erickson, DO to design and make provisions for individualized treatment as necessary.
Our program believes in encouraging patient participation to the fullest extent possible. Through daily involvement in therapy groups and community meetings, patients learn to develop a sense of mutual interdependence and support that is important in the treatment of all patients in the program. The family and caregivers are an integral part of the continuum of care and play an important role in the patient’s care after discharge.
We address a variety of mental health concerns related to:
As part of the treatment process we assist with:
- Placement and services after discharge
- Benefits and eligibility
- Legal problems
- Group Therapy
- Therapeutic recreation activities
- Independent living skills
- Psychoeducational offerings on stress, anger management, self-esteem, communication, leisure, values clarification, and time management
- Patient education
- Weekly support groups focused on spiritual, pharmaceutical, and nutritional care
For more information, call (269) 983-8316