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Author Topic: Any experience with a Residential Treatment Program (RTP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?  (Read 36155 times)
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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2014, 11:06:12 AM »

My family is looking at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, MD for our 32 YO Daughter/Sister.

Has anyone had experience with their 20 day Residential Treatment Program?

Looking for any infomation or feedback.

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2016, 07:26:29 PM »

So I am looking for a rtc for my 16 y/o son.  It seems like all the good ones are for girls.  Does anyone know of a good rtc for boys that help with borderline traits and severe suicidal ideations with multiple attempts?   He is going to die if I can't get the right help. sad.
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2016, 09:53:26 PM »

Seems everyone who has posted is looking for places for teens and early 20s ppl with BPD. Is there any for ppl who are older than their 20s? Like for those in their 50s? Any in southwest Michigan?
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2016, 08:11:03 AM »

So I am looking for a rtc for my 16 y/o son.  It seems like all the good ones are for girls.  Does anyone know of a good rtc for boys that help with borderline traits and severe suicidal ideations with multiple attempts?   He is going to die if I can't get the right help. sad.

Have you looked at the adolescent unit at Harvard McLean?

If that is out of reach for your family my best advice is to develop a criteria and weed through what is out there.

Let us know if you need help developing a criteria specific to your son's needs and what you believe he will benefit from.

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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2016, 08:38:29 AM »

McLean looks amazing but I think their BPD unit is for girls.  I am struggling to find anything specific for boys.  His dad committed suicide in 2011 after years of being diagnosed with BPD and treating my son poorly.  Now my boy is headed down the same path.  But all the BPD specific centers for adolescents seem to be for females.  We are also limited by insurance but since he had been in the local acute unite around 7 times in the last year for suicide attempts (and is currently there now after being out a whole week) and had two rtc stays at the same place they are willing to try to get authorization for something more specific to his needs.  
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2016, 09:53:01 AM »

This may be a resource for more information or recommendations for your son's care:

www.mcleanhospital.org/programs/mclean-franciscan-child-and-adolescent-inpatient-program
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2016, 08:00:33 PM »

Hi again Saphirewidow,

Here are some that look promising for your son.  Check into them and let us know what you think.

Evolve Treatment Centers at Sky Crest (CA)

Riverview Behavioral Health (Texarkana)

Paradigm Malibu (CA)

Menningers (TX, hospital setting)
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2016, 10:16:41 PM »

I know that dual treatment is best. Not sure about the places you have mentioned, but make sure they treat the personality and the addiction at the same time or you are wasting money. Look at the NAMI site for help. I have heard about a dual treatment center in Connecticut that is good. Maybe it's the one you mentioned not sure. Good luck...
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2016, 07:14:33 AM »

Thanks Herodias,

Though saphirewidow doesn't say her son is using illegal drugs, all of the facilities I listed are dual diagnoses except perhaps Menningers, since it is a hospital it most likely has the capabilities to treat addiction/withdrawl as well.


The facilities listed were from the Psychology Today website of inpatient resources for adolescents.

The search criteria I used was for:

Adolescents

Males

BPD

DBT
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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2016, 03:28:04 PM »

Thank you for the suggestions.  I would love to do a place like Paradigm...I've looked at it before but it is super expensive and not the first choice for insurance.  My son is on our state children's insurance (chip) which is blue cross blue shield.  I work at a non profit, have a son starting college next year, and am the sole provider for my family so money is a huge issue.  Menninger's also looks awesome but it looks like they don't work well with or bill insurance.  It seems like I have a little time because my son is stuck in our acute unit which has a monopoly in our area.  From the regular hospital he had to go to the local psych acute hospital.  He hates it there so much that he is refusing groups and has had several episodes of head banging and punching the wall. I think part of it is he is coming down off of the ssri's cold turkey which makes you feel really terrible on top of his usual depression. I think he cracked his hand and I put in a request last night that they get it x-rayed, but that means transporting him to get it xrayed and his behavior is not safe at all right now.  He also has a black eye and a giant bloody scab and goose egg on his head from all the banging and being put in a hold to try to protect him from himself.  So he doesn't meet any criteria yet to even get into an RTC because he is still on eyesight suicide and self harm precautions.  When he does go I am thinking he will need longer then the typical 6-8 weeks because seems to hold it together usually (not right now apparently) in treatment long enough to get home and then after about a week he just crashes.  Has anyone had any experience with Willow Creek in Reno?  They are supposed to have DBT.  Not many places are really willing to take someone so suicidal as my son is right now.  I am hoping for the best.  
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