People who have borderline personality disorder often find it challenging to distinguish between reality and their own misconceptions about the world as their emotions overwhelm their ability to function appropriately. They may see life in a black and white way, like people are either good or they are bad, there is no in-between. Adults who have borderline personality disorder may face tremendous fears of abandonment, even in situations in which no one is actually leaving them. Fears of abandonment can cause them to overreact and push friends and loved ones away. Life with borderline personality disorder is a roller coaster of emotions and overwhelming feelings that can cause individuals to lash out at those whom they love most. It does not have to be this way. You can get help.

At Oasis Behavioral Health, we have helped countless adults overcome their emotional, mental, and addiction problems and learn the skills needed to lead a healthy life. We offer our patients acute crisis stabilization through inpatient hospitalization for adults aged 18 and older in a serene, calming, and safe atmosphere. At Oasis, you will finally be able to confront some of the challenges you are facing and learn ways to reestablish important relationships in your life.

How to Help a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment

Living with someone who has borderline personality disorder can be exhausting. Their consistently fluctuating moods, their emotional upheavals, and their constant need for reassurance can cause much chaos in your life. You may be unsure of what to expect from your loved one as his or her emotions can change on a dime. A simple argument can easily become an all-out war. You know your loved one needs help, but you may not know what to do. Here are some tips for gently encouraging your loved one into treatment:

Learn: One of the most powerful tools against any type of illness or problem is knowledge. Learn all you can about borderline personality disorder so that you know how you can best help your loved one.

Self-care: It is important to remember that you need help too because living with someone who has borderline personality disorder can feel like a full time job. Make sure you take time each day to do something nice for yourself. Find a therapist or a trusted friend to discuss your challenges and emotions with to ensure that you are being a positive support to your loved one.

Patience and persistence: Your loved one may resist your suggestion of getting treatment initially, so reassure him or her that you will be by his or her side for the entire treatment process. Attend appointments and visit your loved one when he or she is in treatment.

Why Seek Treatment at Oasis Behavioral Health?

People who have been living with borderline personality disorder may come to the realization that their relationships are often unstable, few lasting longer than a couple of months. They may, by trying to grow closer, actually push friends and loved ones away. It may be hard for people with borderline personality disorder to maintain steady employment as their emotional fluctuations affect everyone around them. They may feel as though no one understands their inner pain and the overwhelming emotions they have to live with. People who are living life this way need treatment.

Acute inpatient crisis stabilization programs have been proven to be one of the best ways to begin treatment for borderline personality disorder. Clients will be able to escape the stresses of their home environment and everyday life and focus upon what matters most – successful recovery. Along the recovery journey, our clients will meet and bond with others who are struggling with similar challenges so that together they can grow, learn, and heal.

Program Philosophy and Benefits

Oasis Behavioral Health offers acute psychiatric care that serves the inpatient needs of adults who come to us for help. Oasis proudly offers a stable, safe, and secure environment for our clients to stabilize during times of acute crisis so they are able to move forward in their recovery. Our caring, compassionate treatment team strives to offer hope to clients suffering from borderline personality disorder. We believe that hope is the recognition that the future can be different and provides fuel for recovery. Oasis works closely with our clients to define their purpose outside of addiction and mental illness and develop aftercare plans that emphasize each client’s strengths, goals, and desired purpose. We aim to approach each client with optimism about their future and recovery, addressing each roadblock individually and using setbacks as opportunities for growth.

Types of Treatment Offered at Oasis

When people first come to us for treatment for borderline personality disorder, they will undergo a comprehensive evaluation that will allow us to appropriately create a unique treatment plan that addresses all of their needs. Oasis Behavioral Health offers an acute inpatient program for adults aged 18 and older facing acute crisis situations in order to stabilize the current crisis and guide them into the next necessary stage of treatment. This program utilizes many scientifically-validated therapeutic techniques that will help our clients successfully recover from borderline personality disorder.

Treatment approaches for our acute inpatient program may include:

Medication management: While there are currently no medications that specifically treat this illness, some of our clients may be prescribed medications to manage the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Medication usage will be monitored closely by the treatment team in order to ensure its effectiveness and to make any changes necessary.

Group therapy: Oasis believes strongly in the value of group therapy and offers many groups throughout each day which cover a wide range of topics. We have found that the support of other people experiencing similar struggles is an invaluable part of the treatment process for borderline personality disorder. Topics may include physical, emotional, and social well-being, adult education opportunities, vocational development, daily living skills, spirituality, sexuality, and recreation and leisure.

Family therapy allows family members to come together to discuss borderline personality disorder, the treatments that are being implemented, and ways in which loved ones can assist patients during their recovery. Oasis also provides family education sessions every Monday night.

Continuing Care and Levels of Care

As the time for discharge approaches, we will work closely alongside each client and his or her loved ones to ensure the aftercare plan meets all of his or her continued treatment needs. Oasis begins the discharge planning process when you are admitted to our program, at which time we identify successful treatment approaches, including appropriate aftercare options. Your treatment team will work with you to provide referrals to a number of outside sources that offer psychiatric, psychological, addiction, and community support.

 

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