Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions. We promote long-term healing among individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by borderline personality disorder.
Learn more about borderline personality disorder treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, is a complicated type of mental illness.
Common symptoms of borderline personality disorder include instability, impulsivity, problems with self-image, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, intense anger, and paranoia. These symptoms can make it extremely difficult for a person to function in a healthy manner, and can undermine their efforts to make meaningful progress in school, at work, or in the context of interpersonal relationships.
With effective comprehensive treatment, a person can learn to manage their symptoms and regain control of their thoughts and behaviors. At Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, we have developed specialized programming that can help adolescents and adults whose lives have been impacted by borderline personality disorder. When you choose to heal from borderline personality disorder at Conway, your life can get better.
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for borderline personality disorder
If someone you care about is struggling with borderline personality disorder, you may be confused, frustrated, or even afraid. Please know that these are normal and completely understandable reactions.
Borderline personality disorder is a complex mental health disorder that requires effective professional care. Caring for a person who has BPD can be challenging. But the situation is not hopeless, and you should not feel that you are helpless. Please consider the following:
- First, educate yourself about borderline personality disorder. Visit reputable websites, contact local mental health organizations, or speak to professionals if you can. The better you understand what your loved one is experiencing, the more you’ll be able to provide meaningful help.
- Next, learn about the types of treatment that have helped others whose symptoms are similar to what your loved one is experiencing. Identify hospitals or other centers in your area that seem to be a good fit for your loved one.
- Remember that there’s no such thing as a “perfect” treatment program. Your goal should be to find the programs that appear to be best suited to your loved one.
- Don’t try to do this all on your own. Recruit a small group of trusted friends or family members. The members of this group can support each other while you’re all working to identify the optimal solutions for your loved one.
- Talk to your loved one. Share what you’ve learned. Express your concern. Emphasize your love and support. Listen to their responses. Their willingness or hesitance to enter treatment will guide your next steps.
- If your loved one refuses to get help, consult the programs that you’ve been considering. Their admissions teams should be able to provide you with information about how best to support a person who is not yet willing to enter treatment.
- Take care of yourself. You can’t provide your loved one with the best support if you’re neglecting your own physical or mental health. Eat right, and get an appropriate amount of exercise. If necessary, make an appointment with a counselor or therapist for yourself.
Before, during, and after your loved one’s time in treatment, it is important to set realistic goals and manage expectations. The journey of recovery from BPD is rarely simple or straightforward. Your loved one will experience both successes and setbacks. Be prepared to remain a long-term source of ongoing support.
Why consider borderline personality disorder treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
As described briefly in the first section of this page, the symptoms of borderline personality disorder can have a profound effect on a person’s life.
When a person fails to receive proper treatment for BPD, they may find it difficult or virtually impossible to lead a satisfying independent lifestyle. For example, borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and impulsive behaviors in relationships. This can alienate loved ones, which can rob a person of essential support.
A person who has borderline personality disorder may fail to make academic progress. They may struggle to get and keep a job. These outcomes can combine to cause financial distress. Problems with impulsivity and anger control can lead to physical injuries, social ostracism, and even arrest and incarceration. Sadly, people who suffer from borderline personality disorder have an increased risk for suicide.
When a person enters an effective comprehensive treatment program to get help for BPD, they will be protected from continued harm. They can also begin to heal from past damage. With the right type and level of professional care, a person who has borderline personality disorder can experience a significant increase in quality of life.
Types of borderline personality disorder treatment offered at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Located in Conway, Arkansas, and serving Little Rock’s North Metro community and the surrounding area, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital treats adults who are struggling with mental and behavioral health concerns. Our scenic location provides a sense of calm, yet is only one mile away from the center of town, which makes us easily accessible. We have made every effort to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, ensuring that our patients feel a sense of comfort as they heal.
If you or a loved one is suffering from symptoms of borderline personality disorder, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is an ideal setting to begin the journey to recovery. We understand that people have different needs and require different plans of care to meet those needs. For this reason, we provide fully individualized treatment plans for each person in our care.
If you receive treatment for borderline personality disorder at Conway, the following therapeutic interventions may be part of your customized plan of care:
Detoxification: If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol in addition to suffering from symptoms of borderline personality disorder, you can receive detoxification, or detox, services prior to starting the therapeutic aspect of your care. We will determine whether detox services are needed at the time of your admission.
Medical care: If you require medical care in addition to therapeutic treatment for borderline personality disorder during your time at Conway, physicians, registered nurses (RNs), and/or licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are on staff to provide those services. Meetings with these professionals will take place on an as-needed basis.
Medication management: In certain situations, medications can be beneficial in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. If it is determined that medication will benefit you, you will meet with staff members for medication management services as needed.
Individual therapy: You will have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist or counselor at least once during your time at Conway, with additional meetings scheduled as needed or requested. These one-on-one sessions allow you to process your experiences and work through any challenges you are facing in a confidential setting.
Group therapy: Group therapy sessions take place a minimum of four times per day and include psychoeducation groups, skills rehearsal groups, recreational groups, and process groups. By participating in these groups, you can offer support to and receive support from others who may be facing similar struggles. Examples of topics that may be discussed during these groups include the following:
- Medication management
- Distress tolerance skills
- Emotional regulation skills
- Adapting leisure skills
- Substance abuse
Family therapy: Because family support can be a crucial part of the healing process, we offer family therapy sessions once a week. Led by licensed therapists and counselors, these sessions give you and your loved ones time to work through the challenges you have experienced as a family, build a sense of unity, and learn how you can support one another moving forward. This can also serve as a time for your loved ones to learn more about borderline personality disorder so that they can gain a better understanding of what you have experienced as a result of your symptoms.
Continuing care after inpatient treatment for borderline personality disorder
Acute inpatient treatment is designed to be a short-term stabilization period. With a length of stay of approximately seven days, this form of programming is used to alleviate crises and provide immediate intervention for severe symptoms.
Due to the short-term nature of this programming, it is important for you to receive continuing care services once you have completed inpatient treatment. In doing so, you can practice the skills you learned while in acute care and have further support as you reintegrate back into your everyday life.
Upon admission into our program, your treatment team will begin preparing a discharge plan that will be implemented once your inpatient stay is complete. This plan can include referrals to outside healthcare providers and support groups, as well as contact information should you find yourself in need of crisis services in the future.
When you choose Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you or your loved one will receive the utmost in quality and compassionate care. To learn more about our program, please contact us at your convenience.