The New Roseland Community Hospital’s Adult Behavioral Health unit (BHU) is an area of the hospital specifically designed to provide care for reasons related to mental health. These issues include serious conditions such as major depression, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even more severe issues such as suicidal or homicidal thoughts. As a result of the serious conditions there may also be minor episodes of stress, anxiety and depression, and alcohol dependence or drug use.
Patients typically need care in a Behavioral Health Unit because their symptoms are serious and unstable, or they are at risk for harming themselves or others. The main goal of the unit is to provide a safe, secure setting where adults can receive treatment and move beyond the immediate crisis.
Our philosophy with patient care includes:
- Patients being engaged in active therapy to prevent rehospitalization. Patients will learn the life skills, problem-solving skills, and symptom-management skills necessary for them to be successful outside of the hospital.
- Working together with each patient to develop a plan that not only helps their outpatient care be more successful, but also gives them an opportunity to learn about all of the community-based treatment and support services that are available to help them outside of the hospital.