Inpatient Mental Health Facilities In New Mexico

Residential Mental Health Services In NM

Inpatient treatment is a valuable experience for many clients. If you are considering inpatient mental health services, you may wonder what to anticipate during treatment and how to find the right treatment facility. It’s normal to feel nervous before your entrance to inpatient or residential treatment.

But we all struggle with issues, and we all need help. Reaching out for support and getting effective care for your mental health is a sign of strength, never weakness. No matter how dark your depression or wild your journey is, hope is still alive.

Keep reading to find out what you should know about mental health and how to find inpatient mental health facilities in New Mexico from programs such as our offering at Icarus Behavioral Health.

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Overview: Inpatient Treatment For Mental Health

According to the National Institute on Mental Health, an estimated 21% of United States adults aged 18 or older experienced any mental illness in 2020. Of those adults, over 45% sought out professional mental health support of some kind. While these statistics aren’t on inpatient care only and encompass other services, too, they do show one thing for sure: If you live with a mental health condition, you’re not alone.

Inpatient Treatment For Mental Health

Many people who enter an inpatient or residential treatment center for mental health consider it a meaningful, life-changing, and positive experience. In treatment, you discover coping skills, community-building skills, and other skills that help you lead a full life long after you exit your treatment program.

Inpatient vs. intensive outpatient services

Psychosocial rehabilitation services can exist in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Sometimes, clients transition to an outpatient treatment program after inpatient or residential treatment, though this is not always the case. Some people start in outpatient services or discharge to family. There are advantages to both inpatient and outpatient treatment. The primary factor that sets the two apart is that with inpatient services, you sleep at your treatment facility. On the other hand, with outpatient services, you sleep at home or outside of your treatment facility.

What Conditions Can I Attend Inpatient Treatment For?

Clients across the globe attend inpatient treatment for a host of mental health conditions and concerns. At Icarus Behavioral Health, we provide services for individuals struggling with various substance abuse issues and mental health disorders. Conditions we treat at Icarus Behavioral Health include:

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are more than nervousness. Instead, they can be severe, and they are one of the most prevalent types of mental illness. Roughly 19.1% of adults in the United States are said to experience an anxiety disorder in any given year. Anxiety disorders include but aren’t restricted to Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Often, anxiety is treated with a combination of behavioral therapy, medication, and other services.

Depression And Other Mood Disorders

Like anxiety, depressive disorders are among some of the most common forms of mental illness. 8.4% of adults in the United States are said to have had at least one major depressive episode. Bipolar Disorder, another mood disorder, is seen in about 2.8% of United States adults.

People with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and other mood disorders may all benefit from inpatient treatment. Also similar to anxiety disorders, Depression and other mood disorders can be treated with a combined approach of behavioral therapy, medication, and additional services.

Obsessive-Compulsive And Related Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) once existed under the category of anxiety disorders. Now, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders are in their own category in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. OCD can take many different forms. Behavioral therapy, medication, and other services can help treat OCD. When OCD and related disorders have an impact on a person’s life, inpatient services can help them achieve wellness and get to a better place. About 1.2% of adults in the United States are said to have OCD.

Schizoaffective Disorders

Schizophrenia and related disorders generally see the most benefit from combined medication management and behavioral therapy. Inpatient treatment services can be advantageous or necessary for people with these conditions.

Substance Use Disorders

Icarus Behavioral Health has substance abuse programs in various parts of New Mexico. We provide inpatient, outpatient, detox, and long-term rehabilitation services for individuals working to overcome substance abuse. We treat the use of cocaine, opioid, stimulant, benzodiazepine, methamphetamines, heroin, alcohol, and other drugs.

Most people with a substance use disorder live with one or more co-occurring disorders. We have dual diagnosis programs available for individuals experiencing alcohol or drug addiction in addition to other mental illnesses.

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are growing in prevalence and can affect anyone. However, it’s possible to recover. People with Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Binge Eating Disorder (BED), and other specified eating disorders can all benefit from inpatient care at a treatment center.

Inpatient care removes people from their daily habits and routines, helping them create healthier ones in a supportive environment. A treatment center that treats eating disorders should acknowledge what an overwhelming time recovery can be and help you work through the obstacles you face.

Icarus Behavioral Health acknowledges that it is common for people with eating disorders to experience other co-occurring disorders. If this is the case, management of other conditions can be an important part of treatment.

Similar to those with substance use disorders, people with eating disorders will work with their treatment team to build an integrated treatment plan.

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders can affect the way clients view themselves and others. They may interfere with a person’s emotional responses, ability to control behavior or relate to other people, and more. 9.1% of adults in the United States are said to live with some form of personality disorder.

Types of personality disorders include but aren’t limited to Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (which differs from OCD), and Schizotypal Personality Disorder.

Though personality disorders are frequently misunderstood and stigmatized, many are the result of trauma, and it is possible to get to a better place if you live with one. Inpatient treatment can help people address symptoms associated with personality disorders in a safe, judgment-free space.

PTSD and Trauma Disorders

PTSD and Trauma Disorders

Some people who experience trauma go on to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or another related disorder. PTSD can affect all areas of a person’s life, including work, education, and family life. Inpatient treatment is an effective way to address a person’s symptoms, thoughts, and feelings in a supportive environment. About 3.6% of United States adults are said to live with PTSD.

Stress Disorders

Stress has a profound impact on both physical and mental health. It is possible for stress to worsen or contribute to the development of behavioral health conditions, such as anxiety disorders and Depression. Combined therapy, medication, and other services can be used based on the needs of an individual.

At Icarus Behavioral Health, our goal is to give clients the highest quality of care. Our community is here to support overall wellness and assist every client as an individual.

What Happens In Inpatient Or Residential Treatment For Mental Illness?

First, it is imperative to state that every treatment program you come across will vary in some way. For example, all treatment centers will use different treatment modalities and have different rules. This is why it can be so important to pick the right one for yourself or your loved one.

The most effective programs use a full range of psychosocial rehabilitation services and other services to help clients most and support holistic, meaning whole-person, well-being. With that said, here are some common activities clients engage in during inpatient treatment.

Individual therapy

Individual therapy or counseling sessions refer to one-on-one sessions with a therapist, counselor, psychologist, or social worker. Ranging evidence-based therapies and techniques can be used by a professional in individual counseling or therapy sessions. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivation-oriented therapies.

In individual therapy, you may:

  • Create individual treatment goals
  • Talk about personal challenges
  • Discuss or practice coping skills
  • Build a relapse prevention plan

Individual therapy is effective and recommended for people facing a wide range of mental health concerns.

Group therapy

Group therapy

Like with individual therapy, a number of evidence-based therapies can be used in group therapy*. However, instead of working with a professional one-on-one, you will meet with a group of other clients. You may attend more than one form of group therapy in treatment. For example, you may go to what’s called a “processing group” as well as another group, like group dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), where you learn DBT skills with the guidance of a professional.

*Group therapy is not the same as a support group. Group therapy is always run by a professional staff member with state licensure, whereas support groups conducted outside of treatment can be run by anyone.

Recreation activities

Recreation or leisure activities are a fundamental part of many treatment programs for behavioral health. Recreational activities such as art, music therapy, animal therapy, community outings, volunteer work, yoga, sports, and other forms of physical activity, and so on, serve a huge purpose for people with mental health concerns.

For those in rehabilitation services of any kind, leisure activities can:

  • Be enjoyable
  • Add structure to the day
  • Help clients with social skills
  • Aid confidence and self-esteem
  • Have mental health benefits
  • Have physical health benefits

Problem-solving skills as well as improved cognitive function and working memory, development, and use of coping skills, and other benefits can also be seen in clients who engage in recreational activities in treatment. The activities listed above are just some examples of recreational activities clients engage in during treatment.

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Medication management

Medication management is an important part of mental health care for many people. If you have a mental illness such as schizoaffective disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, anxiety, or another mental health challenge, you may benefit from medication.

The psychiatrist on your treatment team will typically be the one to assist you in this area. You can collaborate with the prescriber on your treatment team to find the right medication option(s) for you.

The nursing staff will administer your prescription medication daily or as needed.

Family visits and programs

Research shows that family involvement can help people stay in recovery from substance abuse and support individuals coping with a range of different behavioral health conditions.

In many cases, family involvement exists in the form of family therapy sessions. In family therapy, you and your loved ones come together to meet with a therapist. Family therapy sessions may touch on family dynamics, communication, trauma, how substance abuse (if applicable) affects family members, education on mental illness, how family members can support your recovery journey, and more.

Family visits and other types of family involvement may also be a part of your treatment experience. Spouses, close friends, and extended family members can all be involved in your treatment if you choose. We know that every family is different, and we know that family therapy is more accessible to some than others. Your treatment plan will accommodate your needs.

Discharge planning

In any inpatient or residential treatment program, it is crucial to build a discharge plan. A discharge plan sets you up for success by ensuring you have care and support post-treatment for your behavioral health needs. Often, you’ll work with your treatment team as a collective entity to determine your post-treatment needs.

How Do I Pay For Inpatient Mental Health Treatment?

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Most people use their health insurance plan to cover inpatient or residential treatment for mental health. At Icarus Behavioral Health, we take a range of different healthcare plans. Before you start treatment, we will verify your insurance.

Without insurance, mental health treatment can be costly. If you aren’t covered by health insurance, there are other ways to pay for treatment. As for what the total cost will be, factors such as the amount of time you spend in a treatment facility and the specific treatment facility you attend play a role.

The length of inpatient treatment varies for everyone. Some people stay for a few weeks, whereas others attend treatment for months. This can be determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to what your insurance covers.

Icarus Behavioral Health takes Medicaid, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Evernorth, GEHA, BCBS, Molina, and Presbyterian insurance. To verify your insurance coverage, call us or go to the “contact us” form on our website.

Getting Ready For Treatment

Once a client knows what to expect, one of their next questions is usually, “What should I bring to treatment?” Some items are prohibited in treatment centers. Before you attend a treatment program, you will be told what you can and can’t bring. As for what kind of treatment services are best for you, an admissions specialist will provide an assessment before you enter care. This will help determine your treatment plan, though some aspects may change or shift as you move forward in mental health services.

Find Inpatient Treatment In New Mexico

At Icarus Behavioral Health, we provide inpatient and outpatient services in New Mexico for people with mental health and substance use disorders. Our services include but aren’t limited to inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, dual diagnosis treatment, medical detox, and long-term rehabilitation programs.

We know that no two clients are identical. Your treatment team at Icarus Behavioral Health will help you create an individualized treatment plan. Make the confidential call to Icarus now to discuss your options and get started feeling more like yourself, today!

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FAQs on Inpatient Mental Health Facilities In New Mexico

Does New Mexico have a state psychiatric hospital?

New Mexico does have a state-owned psychiatric hospital. The name of New Mexico’s only state psychiatric hospital is New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, often abbreviated to NMBHI. Although this is the only state psychiatric hospital in New Mexico, it is not at all the only option for inpatient mental health care. Icarus Behavioral Health has multiple facilities in New Mexico. We offer inpatient care and additional services for people experiencing a wide range of mental health needs, from substance abuse to other disorders.

Can you commit someone to a mental hospital in New Mexico?

If you are a person’s legal guardian, you can make medical decisions for them. For example, if there is a teenager or child in your care, you can make a choice for them to attend mental health treatment in New Mexico as well as other US states. In some instances, adults are not able to make choices for their well-being. In this case, another appointed adult may make medical decisions for the individual. However, most adults can sign themselves in or out of a treatment program. The exception is if adults have a court order for mental health treatment.

How do you get referred to a mental hospital?

Many people are not aware of the services available to them for mental health and substance abuse. There’s more than one way to get a referral to inpatient treatment. You can get a referral to or treatment center recommendation from:

  • Another provider (e.g., a therapist you work with on an outpatient basis)
  • Another facility (if you are currently in care)
  • Contacting a treatment facility directly

If you’re looking for a treatment facility in New Mexico, call Icarus Behavioral Health or contact us through our website. We have treatment facilities located in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Moriarty, and Bernalillo, New Mexico.