Behavioral Health Discovery House for Men
Sometimes dealing with the challenges and changes in our lives can be overwhelming. There are times when one can feel isolated and alone. Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is committed to providing a compassionate and safe environment to deal with behavioral health issues for males with mental illness.
Our goal is to be part of the solution by helping our patients develop the essential skills to deal with real life issues, such as:
- Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
- Loss of interest
- Mood swings
- Delusions and/or hallucinations
- Loss of energy
- Difficulty concentrating
Discovery House is a residential facility for men ages 21 and up who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis and who are currently in transition of permanent housing. Residents are linked with outpatient behavioral health services. We encourage healthy support systems to be involved throughout the treatment process and through weekend visitation.
At Discovery House, we strive to create a safe and tranquil setting for all of our residents. We will teach you the tools to handle conflicts with your peers and families so that you can express your needs in a more appropriate manner.
Criteria for Admission:
- Primary mental health diagnosis, excluding dementia or cognitive impairment disorders
- Cannot be currently using illegal substances and/or alcohol
- Males, ages 21 and above
- Medically stable and able to complete their own Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
- Not currently expressing suicidal or homicidal ideations with a plan
- Willing to participate in the Reflections Outpatient Behavioral Health program 6 days per week
- Ability to pay for room and board
Daily meals and transportation to and from the Reflections program and to local shopping are provided.
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center provides a continuum of mental health services including: Insights, an inpatient program; Reflections, an outpatient program, and Discovery House, a residential facility for men ages 21 and up who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis and who are currently in transition of permanent housing.