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Can You Check Yourself into a Mental Hospital?

Nov 26, 2018 | Blog, Adolescent Treatment, Adult Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, Overwhelmed, Partial Hospitalization

Ever feel so overwhelmed that you wonder if you should check yourself into a psychiatric hospital? If are asking this question, you have probably been suffering for a long time. Your suffering could be the result of severe stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, or some other mental health crisis. Fortunately, you don’t have to continue to suffer. There is a treatment that can help you overcome the problems associated with mental health and substance abuse issues.

If you are actively contemplating suicide or are feeling completely out of control, you can check yourself into an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Inpatient mental hospitals provide short-term treatment (usually less than a week) for individuals who are at risk of hurting themselves or others. If you need this level of care, it is best to contact the hospital first to ensure that they have a bed available. Once you determine that there is an opening, you will then meet with a therapist at the hospital to determine if you meet the criteria for admission into the facility. If you meet the criteria for inpatient care, the staff will admit you into the hospital where you will work with a psychiatrist and a team of therapists to help you get through the initial stages of the crisis. If you don’t meet the criteria, the therapist will typically make recommendations about treatment options that may be more appropriate for you.

New Dimensions Provides an Alternative to Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization

Because the criteria for admission into an inpatient hospital are restrictive, many people don’t qualify for admission into an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Fortunately, there are other treatment options that can help you get through the crisis and alleviate the suffering that you have been experiencing. New Dimensions provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment to adults and adolescents who are in crisis. Our programs are designed to provide highly focused treatment to help you overcome problems associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, anger, stress, substance abuse, or other emotional or behavioral issues. Some of the advantages of our programs include:

  • Receive Intensive Treatment while still being able to be home at night.
  • If medications are needed, our psychiatrists will help manage your medication needs.
  • Individualized treatment.
  • Family-oriented adolescent program.
  • After-school program for adolescents allows teenagers to remain in their school while in treatment.
  • Evening Adult Substance Abuse program that allows you to continue to work while in the program.
  • Develop coping tools that allow you to manage stressors when you leave the program.
New Dimensions Can Help!

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.

New Dimensions services:

Our affiliate, MHThrive, provides Individual Therapy, Couples and Marriage Counseling, and Family Therapy at our locations in Katy, The Woodlands, and the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. We also provide telehealth therapy for anyone who resides within the State of Texas. To schedule an appointment with one of the MHThrive therapists, contact us at 713-477-0333 or visit to learn more.