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Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Options Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Options Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Self-Injury Treatment Hospital in Indianapolis

Options Behavioral Health is renowned as one of Indianapolis' leading providers of self-injury treatment. Our expert staff creates personalized treatment plans to cater to each individual's specific needs.

Self-Injury Treatment

Learn more about self-injury treatment at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN

Engaging in self-harm, which is also referred to as self-injury or self-mutilation, is a dangerous behavior that some individuals use in an attempt to find relief from distressing emotions that they are experiencing. While extremely troublesome, self-harming behaviors serve very specific purposes for those who engage in them. For some individuals, the act of self-harm can serve to slow down racing thoughts. For others, it can provide them with a physical source for their emotional pain, as opposed to trying to gain control over emotional distress that they cannot see. An individual may purposely inflict harm onto him or herself for many reasons. Regardless of these reasons, it is imperative that professional treatment at a hospital or center specializing in self-harm is sought so that the individual can learn appropriate coping skills and put an end to the destructive behavior.

At Options Behavioral Health, we have helped many people learn to overcome their compulsion to self-harm by offering state-of-the-art treatment that is provided by an experienced team of professionals. Options Behavioral Health is an 84-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital devoted to providing a full continuum of care for adolescents, ages 12 to 18, adults, and older adults who are battling the symptoms of any number of mental health concerns, including the compulsion to engage in self-injury. At our hospital, individuals can learn the tools they need to successfully achieve a brighter future.

Types of Treatment

Types of self-injury treatment offered at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN

At Options Behavioral Health, we offer various levels of programming at our center that are tailored to meet our patients’ specific needs. Our center’s 24-hour physician and nursing staffs are dedicated to not only getting to the cause of the presenting behavioral issues, but also to working with each patient and his or her family to educate them on the necessary steps they should take to prevent or cope with future issues.

The staff at Options Behavioral Health is committed to providing stabilization services to individuals at our hospital who are in need of acute care to treat symptoms of self-harm that have become exacerbated to the point that they are unable to continue functioning appropriately on a daily basis. When patients come to Options to receive treatment for self-harming behaviors, they can rest assured that all measures will be taken to alleviate the distress that they are experiencing while at our hospital so that they can move on to receive continuing care in a less restrictive environment.

In order to ensure that all of our center’s patients are provided with comprehensive care during their time spent at Options Behavioral Health, the following interventions may be implemented into each patient’s individualized treatment plan:

Medication management: The implementation of any medication will be determined on a case-by-case basis at our hospital depending upon each individual’s specific needs. Patients who participate in programming at Options Behavioral Health will meet individually with the psychiatrist or nurse practitioner five days each week while enrolled at our hospital for medication management services.

Individualized therapy: Individualized therapy can be very useful for people who are struggling with self-mutilation as it affords them an opportunity to discuss the ways in which depression has affected their lives in an intimate setting. Our center’s patients are able to discuss possible causes for their self-harm, process through challenges that may arise while they are in treatment, and celebrate successes that they achieve.

If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Group therapy: Group therapy is one of the main types of programming used in the treatment of self-harm at Options Behavioral Health. Each day at our hospital, there are a number of different groups held, including one process group, two activity groups, and between two and four psychoeducation groups. The topics that are discussed and the activities that are held during these group sessions at our hospital can vary among the different age-specific programs, but may include the following:

  • Identifying Patterns
  • Power and Control
  • Coping Skills
  • Trust and Respect
  • Communication
  • Creating Change
  • Anger Management
  • Problem Formation / Solution
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Current Events
  • Goals Groups
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise
  • Reminiscent Therapy
  • Brain Games
  • Timalation
  • Discharge Planning

Family therapy: Family therapy sessions are designed to help our center’s patients and their family members explore the ways in which the presence of self-harming behaviors has affected the family dynamic as a whole. It can also serve as a time to teach family members about self-injury, recovery, and ongoing care, as well as to guide them in learning ways that they can best support their loved ones. Our center’s patients will be afforded the opportunity to have at least one family therapy session during their time spent at Options Behavioral Health.

Experiential therapy: Experiential therapy opportunities are offered twice each day at our hospital and are incorporated into the activity therapy groups that patients participate in. The different types of experiential therapies that patients may engage in include:

  • Recreation Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy

Recognizing that ongoing care is often essential in facilitating lasting healing from the compulsion to self-harm, the staff at Options Behavioral Health works diligently with patients to develop thorough discharge plans and arrange for aftercare supports. Our hospital’s therapists in each program facilitate discharge and aftercare planning by assisting patients in scheduling follow-up outpatient therapy sessions within seven days of their discharge. When necessary, psychiatric appointments are also scheduled at the time of discharge. Therapists at our center work with patients to assess what other types of resources and referrals may be beneficial in their specific situations and will help make those arrangements as well.


What makes Options Behavioral Health the right choice?

Proven Treatment Methods

Experienced staff and clinical excellence have made Options Behavioral Health the most recognized mental health and psychiatric disorder treatment hospital in Indianapolis, and we look forward to providing our services for years to come.

24-Hour Care

Mental health disorders and issues don’t stop at 5 p.m., and neither should your treatment. Our expert clinical staff and caring support staff are here to provide you or your loved one with the highest quality of treatment 24/7/365.

Weekly Family Updates

Being “in the know” is extremely important and often ties to the longevity of success. That's why, at Options, communication and transparency are the backbone of our relationship with patients, loved ones, and professional referral sources.