Inpatient vs. Outpatient Care: Your Mental Health Guide - MedCircle

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Care: Your Mental Health Guide

5 Sessions

1 in 5 adults don’t get the mental health care they need. The solution starts with education. Learn the options & levels of care from a leading psychologist.

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5 Sessions

1 in 5 adults don’t get the mental health care they need. The solution starts with education. Learn the options & levels of care from a leading psychologist.

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly

About the Series

Perhaps the most stigmatized area of mental health is mental hospitalization. In fact, according to a review of more than 20 studies detailed in the journal BMC Psychiatry, “stigma” and “embarrassment” were the most common reasons why young patients with mental illness did not follow through with treatment. This problem permeates the mental health world: 54% of adults with a mental illness receive no treatment at all, and 70-80% of children have unmet mental health needs.

Destigmatization starts with education. In this series, Triple Board certified neuropsychologist Dr. Judy Ho walks through different treatment settings and levels of care. From psychiatric hospitals to residential inpatient care to various outpatient programs, you’ll learn what services each type offers and when each level of care is warranted. You’ll also understand how to find a credible and trustworthy treatment program, and the costs associated with undergoing treatment.

Research indicates that the majority of people who undergo either inpatient or outpatient mental health care return to functional and hope-filled lives. A structured treatment program provides a path toward recovery; this series sheds light on which of those paths is right for you or your loved one.

“Just because you have to go to a higher level of care is not an indication of failure. Everybody has to find what works for them… and knowing you’re not alone really helps the process.”

Dr. Judy Ho

Dr. Judy Ho

Who is this For?

This series is a must-watch for supporters and family members who want to understand truly effective strategies for supporting someone through an inpatient or outpatient mental health care program.

People who are struggling with a mental health issue and need to know their treatment options will find incredible benefit from the education this series provides.

This series is also invaluable for health professionals and students who want an in-depth education from a leading psychologist on different treatment settings and levels of care.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • The ins and outs of psychiatric hospitalization, residential inpatient care, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs)

  • What day-to-day life looks like under each treatment setting

  • Which treatment setting is best for different mental health disorders

  • How to find the best type of treatment program for yourself or your loved one - and the red flags of an ineffective treatment setting

  • How to support a loved one through the treatment process

  • What readjustment to "regular" life looks like after undergoing inpatient or outpatient mental health care

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Session Overview

  • Session1

    Hospital inpatient Care & Psychiatric Hospitals

    Dr. Judy Ho breaks down what you need to know about hospital inpatient care. She walks through who for whom it’s most effective, when it should be considered as a treatment option, the costs, and the services provided.

    11m
  • Session2

    What to Expect from Residential Inpatient Care

    Residential inpatient care is a longer-term inpatient program than a psychiatric hospital. So what should patients expect? In this session, Dr. Judy walks through for whom it’s most effective, when it should be considered as a treatment option, the costs, and the services provided.

    10m
  • Session3

    Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPS) & Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

    There are different types of outpatient treatment settings that vary in intensity and purpose. In this session, Dr. Judy shares the ins and outs of each outpatient setting, the red flags to look out for in different treatment programs, the costs, and the services provided.

    9m
  • Session4

    How to Choose the Most Effective Treatment Setting

    The next step after understanding the types of treatment settings is learning how to choose the most effective one. In this session, Dr. Judy explains how to choose the best treatment setting for someone who may need it - and how to use motivational interviewing to convince them to go at all.

    14m
  • Session5

    How to Support Someone During & After a Treatment Stay

    A mental health treatment stay can be taxing for both patients and loved ones. In our final session, Dr. Judy shares family support strategies you can implement during and after someone’s mental health stay.

    10m

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