Located in LaPlace, Louisiana, River Place Behavioral Health Hospital is a state-of-the-art borderline personality disorder treatment center serving the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.
Learn More About Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment at River Place Behavioral Health Hospital
While not as common as some other forms of mental illness, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious psychiatric condition that is known to cause significant harm to those who are affected by it. This condition can cause you to experience rapid mood shifts, intense paranoia, and can prompt you to engage in risky behaviors. Individuals suffering from the effects of BPD will find it difficult to forge and maintain healthy relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners because they typically have trouble setting appropriate boundaries. The mood swings that accompany BPD may make it difficult for others to anticipate your behavior, which can be viewed as highly unpredictable.
If you are suffering from BPD, you may feel scared, helpless, and isolated. The symptoms of this disorder often make it very difficult to ask for help, but know that you are not alone and that there is hope for recovery. The compassionate, professional staff at River Place Behavioral Health is here to help you discover a pathway to healing and to help you reclaim control of your life. With our specialized treatment programming for BPD, you’ll have access to the interventions you need to begin your journey to recovery.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
If someone you care about is dealing with BPD, you may be at a loss when it comes to knowing what to do to help. This illness is known to wreak havoc on relationships, and your loved one’s condition may have negatively impacted your life in many ways. But in spite of that fact, you no doubt want to see him or her well again, free from the symptoms of BPD. As you prepare to encourage your loved one to seek professional help, please consider the following:
- Research the signs and symptoms of BPD, and seek to gain a broader understanding of the condition. In arming yourself with this knowledge, you’ll be better able to support your loved one.
- Seek out options for treatment in your loved one’s area that offer specialized programming to address symptoms of BPD. Also, take note of any programs whose interventions appear to be a good fit for your loved one.
- When you initiate a conversation with your loved one about his or her need for treatment, do so with a tone of warmth and compassion. Listen to what your loved one has to say without judgment, and don’t be discouraged by some initial resistance.
- Offer to provide practical assistance in addition to emotional support before, during, and after your loved one is in inpatient treatment. This could include transportation, childcare, help with household chores, and more.
Throughout this time, you will need energy and patience to continue to support your loved one to the best of your ability. So be sure to engage in healthy self-care activities that nourish and replenish your mental, physical, and emotional health.
Why Consider Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder at River Place Behavioral Health
Left untreated, the symptoms of borderline personality disorder will likely worsen over time, and it will become increasingly difficult to maintain control of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. BPD will continue to cause damages to all aspects of your wellbeing, and may make it seemingly impossible to care for yourself in a healthy manner.
Often, individuals with BPD will have a hard time maintaining steady employment, healthy interpersonal relationships, and overall life stability. A frustrating pattern of dysfunction will develop, and you may soon struggle to adhere to daily responsibilities with family, at work, or at school.
Without professional help, many people with BPD seek to self-medicate due to the intense pain they experience as a result of their condition. This could include the abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs, and can set the stage for additional mental health concerns to develop, which will only serve to exacerbate the situation.
Types of Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder at River Place Behavioral Health
When you or your loved one enters inpatient treatment for borderline personality disorder at River Place Behavioral Health, you can expect to receive comprehensive services that have been customized according to your specific needs, and that are provided in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Our state-of-the-art treatment center in LaPlace, Louisiana, features specialized treatment tracks for adolescents, adults, and senior adults whose lives have been impacted by mental and/or behavioral health concerns. Our age-appropriate services address the unique ways that members of these demographic groups are impacted by mental and behavioral health disorders, and are provided in a manner that is best suited to the developmental levels of our patients.
Age is just one of many factors that we consider when developing personalized treatment plans for each person who heals with us. One of your first experiences at River Place will be to complete a thorough assessment. This will enable the members of your treatment team to identify the therapeutic elements that will best help you to achieve true and lasting healing from the effects of borderline personality disorder.
Based upon that assessment and an ongoing evaluation of your progress while in our care, your personalized treatment plan may include the following features:
Medical care: Internal medicine clinicians, including advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and other members of our nursing staff, are available to meet with you on a daily basis throughout your stay at River Place. These professionals are prepared to provide a variety of medical services, including symptom management, medication management, and stabilization.
Medication management: As noted in the previous paragraph, our clinicians are available for medication management services as needed. During your initial assessment or at any other time while you are in treatment for borderline personality disorder, you may be prescribed certain medications to help ease symptoms and promote recovery.
If prescription medications are included in your personal treatment plan, we will closely monitor the effects of these medications throughout your time in our care, and make all necessary adjustments to ensure you are receiving maximum benefit.
Individual therapy: One-on-one sessions with an experienced professional such as a social worker or counselor can help you to process successes and setbacks that occur while you are in treatment for borderline personality disorder, as well as to address issues that you may be hesitant to discuss in a group setting. At River Place, we can schedule individual therapy sessions for you on an as-needed basis throughout your time in our care.
Group therapy: While you are healing from borderline personality disorder at River Place, you will have the opportunity to participate in daily group therapy sessions. Featuring the guidance and supervision of nurses, counselors, social workers, and other professionals, group sessions are excellent forums in which to share your experiences, learn from the insights of others, and practice healthy interpersonal communication skills.
Our groups focus on a variety of topics that are relevant to your treatment and recovery, such as the following:
- Self-esteem building
- Daily living skills
- Coping skills
- Life management
Family therapy: Your loved ones may have also been impacted by your struggles with borderline personality disorder, and they can play a significant role in supporting your recovery during and after your time in treatment at River Place. Family therapy sessions provide a safe and supportive environment in which you and your loved ones can address how you all have been affected by your mental health challenges, can resolve any rifts or conflicts, and can learn to function as a healthier unit. Family therapy sessions at River Place may be led by social workers, counselors, or a psychiatrist.
Experiential therapies: In addition to traditional individual and group therapy sessions, River Place also offers a variety of experiential therapies to men and women who are being treated for borderline personality disorder. Depending upon your needs and treatment goals, you may participate in art therapy, music therapy, movement/exercise therapy, or other types of experiential therapy while you are in our care.
Benefits of experiential therapy include discovering new ways to express your emotions, learning to manage symptoms more effectively, addressing issues related to your mental health struggles in a more productive manner, and developing healthier coping skills.
Continuing Care After Inpatient Treatment for Mental Illness
At River Place Behavioral Health, we understand that your time in treatment with us will be just one part of your recovery journey. For this reason, from the day you arrive at our center we will work to prepare you for continued success after you have transitioned out of our care.
While you are in our inpatient program, you will achieve stabilization and will begin to develop skills for managing the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. One of the many essential benefits of inpatient care at River Place is that you can focus on your health without being exposed to the stresses, pressures, and distractions of daily life.
Our detailed discharge planning process ensures that when you are ready to once again face those challenges, you will have the support that you need to resist relapse and continue to progress in your healing. When you leave River Place, you will have recommendations and referrals for the outpatient programs, community-based support groups, and other resources that will be of greatest assistance to you as you continue to work toward your long-term goals.
To learn more about inpatient treatment for borderline personality disorder at River Place Behavioral Health, or for additional information about any aspect of our programming, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. A knowledgeable and friendly member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you determine if River Place has the solutions that you have been searching for.