WNJ – Behavioral Health Unit provides psychiatric care and treatment to those in a mental health crisis. We attempt to bring about positive changes in each patient’s life by addressing the following areas: physical, emotional, cognitive, functional, psychological, social, and spiritual. Each team discipline will engage a patient in an assessment process designed to evaluate all factors contributing to a person’s illness.
Our approach involves a multidisciplinary team of trained professionals consisting of the psychiatrist (physician), nursing staff, social work staff, and recreational therapist. After the assessment process, the team comes together to formulate a specific treatment plan with patient input being essential in the development of the plan and goals.
The program follows a group focus that is very effective in bringing about change by sharing common experiences with others who have experienced similar life difficulties. In addition to the group therapy process, a variety of other therapeutic activities help bring about change. These activities include, but they are not limited to the following: case management, recreational activities, family therapy and a variety of educational opportunities.
The key ingredient to the success of the program relies on participation in the team concept. This means that each individual entering treatment must be responsible for his or her own recovery by actively engaging in this treatment process. Attendance and participation in all offered activities, and being an active member of the therapeutic community, is an essential part of mental health healing.