In our residential mental health care program, you’ll have the opportunity to establish a robust framework for your mental health in a safe environment, shielded from the stressors and triggers in your daily life. 

Article at a Glance:

  • Inpatient mental health rehab helps patients focus entirely on their mental health while living onsite at a facility.
  • People who’ve been diagnosed with a mental health condition, but aren’t an immediate harm to themselves or others, are most likely to qualify for our subacute care level.
  • Inpatient rehab for mental health needs often includes individual, group and family therapy sessions, medication management, and recreational activities that help you build healthy long-term habits.
  • Private health insurance may cover all or part of a person’s inpatient mental health rehab costs.

What Is Inpatient Mental Health Rehab?

Inpatient rehab empowers patients to focus entirely on their mental health condition within the supportive environment of our specialized treatment centers. Our subacute treatment program caters to people seeking residential psychiatric care, provided they pose no immediate danger to themselves or others. They’ll engage in a customized treatment plan featuring individual and group therapy sessions led by licensed therapists, medication management, and recreational pursuits such as yoga, art and exercise.

Is Inpatient Rehab Right for Me?

Choosing the best treatment program for your needs is key. Our subacute inpatient mental health program could offer the support and care you’re looking for if: 

  • You’ve been diagnosed with a mental health condition(s) such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other mood disorders.
  • You want to live in a secure, stable environment away from stressors and mental health triggers for a period of time
  • You’re willing to receive treatment and make changes to improve your condition. 
  • You may also struggle with substance misuse, like drugs or alcohol, and would benefit from our dual diagnosis care. 

You may require a higher level of care than our program can offer if:

  • You’re at an immediate risk of harming yourself or others, including a recent suicide attempt or aggressive behaviors outside your condition. 
  • You have pending legal issues, like being court-ordered to receive treatment. 
  • You have a physical condition that requires higher medical care, like wounds, drains, tubes, dialysis or another condition requiring active supervision in a hospital.

What To Expect in Our Mental Health Rehab Program

At our inpatient rehab centers, you’ll find a supportive and comforting atmosphere conducive to your recovery. With 24/7 medical monitoring and assistance, you’ll have the opportunity to stabilize your mental health and begin anew. During individual and group therapy sessions, our experienced professionals will guide you in understanding your mental health symptoms and cultivating coping mechanisms for the next phase of your recovery.

Inpatient Mental Health Rehab at The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village Kansas City offers residential treatment options for anyone who is ready and willing to manage their mental health disorder. Our subacute inpatient mental health rehab program offer the highest-quality medical and clinical support for every patient while they live onsite. In addition to our Missouri location, several rehab centers in The Recovery Village network are slated to offer primary mental health care soon, including Orlando Recovery Center and The Recovery Village South Atlanta.

Why Choose Us For Inpatient Treatment?

Because no two clients are exactly the same, The Recovery Village Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Rehab facilities takes an individualized approach to patient treatment. All of our centers provide evidence-based treatment, counseling for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, personalized treatment plans, and healing amenities and therapy options.

Our inpatient mental health rehab programs include:

  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning
  • 24-hour nursing supervision
  • Medication management, if necessary
  • Meeting with a psychiatric provider one or more times a week
  • Ongoing review of treatment goals
  • Individual therapy
  • Recreational therapy, such as exercise, art and yoga
  • Daily group therapy, including specialty groups and peer groups
  • Aftercare and discharge planning (a necessary component in this level of care)

All of our inpatient treatment facilities, like The Recovery Village, also offer treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Treating mental health disorders and substance use disorders at the same time, called dual diagnosis treatment, often leads to better outcomes in recovery.

Individual, Family and Group Therapy

Individual counseling, family counseling and group therapy are options included in inpatient rehab services. When selecting an inpatient rehab near you, understanding which types of behavioral health therapies they offer should be a key factor in deciding if it’s right for you.

The most common forms of therapy include:

  • Individual therapy involves meeting one-on-one with a therapist to address symptoms.
  • Family therapy allows you to bring family or close friends into the treatment to bolster relationships, communication, and understanding.
  • Group therapy uses the knowledge and experience of other group members and a professional therapist to accomplish goals.

Recreational Therapy

In inpatient care, you can access a range of recreational amenities to improve your physical and mental health. Amenities vary by facility but may include yoga or sports activities and more.

These options can serve as an escape or a form of therapy depending on your needs. Many of these activities can also reduce stress and improve mood so you can focus on their recovery. Physical activity plays an important role in the recovery process, so there is always room for recreational therapy.

Benefits of Inpatient Treatment

Advantages of inpatient rehab include a structured environment with access to many services, amenities, skill-building opportunities and support from medical and clinical staff.

  • Structured programming: Inpatient rehab is a structured environment. Rehab programs have structured days and weeks to help return people to a healthy way of life.
  • Forming new healthy habits: One of the real benefits of inpatient rehab is that it helps build new and healthy habits to replace the ineffective ones. When mental health is poor, the daily stressors of life often lead to bad habits that discourage healing. Rehab helps people build new and healthy relationships and activities that bolster their mental health.
  • Sense of community: Many people in rehab are going through similar experiences with poor mental health. Group therapy sessions help build support systems that encourage continued recovery.
  • Establishing healthy boundaries: Living with a mental health disorder means healthy boundaries may never have been established. Rehab helps to build those boundaries and give a person the tools to maintain them after discharge.
  • Nutritional support: People struggling with their mental health often also struggle to maintain adequate nutrition. With a highly nutritious schedule of three meals and snacks, patients have the energy they need to address their mental health needs.
  • Medical support: Inpatient rehab provides access to 24-hour medical support. While we cannot accept patients with advanced medical needs requiring hospitalization, those without these needs can feel comfortable knowing medical staff are close by.

How Dual Diagnosis Can Help

Self-medicating a mental health condition with drugs or alcohol may feel like temporary relief, but these substances worsen mental health symptoms over time. If you’re struggling with a mental health disorder and substance abuse, treating both at the same time is vital to a successful recovery. 

Many behavioral health facilities can only treat one or the other. Our medical and clinical professionals can treat both, and they’ll help you understand the relationship between your conditions so you feel more prepared to tackle them. 

Using Insurance for Mental Health Care

We understand the importance of cost considerations when deciding on an inpatient rehab center. Thankfully, many insurance plans include coverage for behavioral health treatment, helping mitigate expenses. Visit our insurance page to verify your benefits; we work with many major health insurance providers.

Other factors that influence how much inpatient rehab costs include:

  • Whether they go to an in-state or out-of-state facility
  • Whether they began in an acute program or transition to further outpatient care
  • Whether a person has a private or public (government-funded) health insurance policy

FAQs About Our Subacute Mental Health Program

How long is your mental health rehab program?

Your length of stay in an inpatient mental health program is tailored to your unique needs. Generally, patients complete their residential stay within one to two weeks.

Will I be forced to stay in treatment?

It’s crucial to stay in treatment for the full duration to ensure lasting recovery, and we strongly encourage you to do so. However, you have the option to leave the facility at any time, even against medical advice.

Can I transfer here from an acute mental health facility? 

Yes, If you’ve completed acute mental health care elsewhere and seek further support before transitioning back to the community, our subacute residential treatment program is available to you.

What happens after I leave your care?

Your case manager will start planning for your graduation on your first day of treatment. They’ll connect you with outpatient therapy programs and mental health resources in your area, ensuring ongoing access to the support you need.

What if I have a mental health disorder and an addiction?

Our dual diagnosis treatment centers can treat both substance use and mental health disorders simultaneously. During the admission process, our medical team will assess your needs and recommend either the substance abuse track found at all facilities or the mental health track at participating locations.

If substance abuse is your primary need, you’ll undergo medical detox and then enter the inpatient rehab program, living with other people recovering from addiction. Your mental health diagnosis will be addressed within those levels of care.

If mental health is the primary concern, you’ll undergo a medical detox for substance use and then receive additional group therapy sessions about addiction while staying in our mental health wing.

How can I pay for inpatient rehab?

Our inpatient programs all accept health insurance. Your plan may cover some or all of the costs of inpatient rehab. If we do not take your insurance, we may refer you to another treatment facility we trust. Private pay options may be available if you do not have insurance coverage.

Will I lose my job if I go to rehab?

The law provides safeguards if you need time off from work for behavioral health reasons. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you can take a leave of absence from work and retain your job while seeking mental health treatment from a healthcare provider. However, it’s important to note that not everyone is eligible for FMLA benefits.

Will I lose my kids if I go to rehab?

Mental health conditions may impact your capacity to care for your children. Although child custody outcomes are not guaranteed, seeking mental health treatment and achieving successful recovery can enhance your chances of retaining custody. Often, parents arrange for a relative to look after their children while they complete their treatment.

If you or someone you love struggles with mental health, you’re not alone. Your recovery is possible. Call The Recovery Village today to learn about our inpatient mental health rehab programs at select facilities across the country. Our caring representatives can answer your questions about your behavioral health, and calling is free and confidential.

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Editor – Melissa Carmona
Melissa Carmona puts years of writing and editing experience to work helping people understand substance abuse, addiction and mental health disorders. Read more
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Medically Reviewed By – Dr. Kevin Wandler, MD
Kevin Wandler holds multiple positions at Advanced Recovery Systems. In addition to being the founding and chief medical director at Advanced Recovery Systems, he is also the medical director at The Recovery Village Ridgefield and at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. Read more
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