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“Stephanie, you have seen me nine times since the beginning of the month. It’s time for some more intensive therapy,” my psychologist told me as he picked up the phone to schedule an appointment at Columbus Springs Dublin. So began my continuing journey towards living my life as the strong, confident woman God intended. As I began the partial hospitalization program at Changes, I wondered how listening to and sharing my feelings with strangers could possibly help me. I felt as if I was underwater and, as hard as I tried to reach for the life preserver, someone kept pushing my head under again and again. I was afraid that I was beginning to allow myself to float further and further down. I soon learned however that I was not the only person struggling to stay afloat. There were as many different stories as there were people in the program. Each person had their own pain, their own history, their own insights and their own hope for the future. Our therapist told us to treat ourselves with the compassion that we would show others. We were told that each of us was worthy of self love and we were taught ways to begin to put ourselves first. Grounding, positive affirmations, and Mindfulness techniques were strategies that we could use to manage our anxiety and depression. I was learning. I was beginning to smile and laugh again. Then suddenly I found myself drowning. I was alone in the water, quickly sinking to the bottom. I found myself in the corner of a room sobbing, asking myself questions that I had no answers for. What was so wrong with me that people I loved kept walking out of my life? Why wasn’t my faith enough for me to hold onto? With all that I have been blessed with in my life, including my beautiful children, how could I feel so sad? Why did I feel so alone? When was the pain going to stop? Was it even worth me trying to reach the surface? I just wanted to feel safe again. I don’t remember the words spoken, but I do remember the quiet, compassionate voices of Jen, Ryan and Dr. Tilley as they each came to speak with me. They expressed genuine care and concern that I desperately needed. They were going to make sure that I did not drown. From my very first night in the inpatient program, I was not treated as simply a patient. I was treated as a PERSON worthy of care, compassion and respect. I was reassured that I was not alone. There was always someone there, ready to listen and give whatever help they could. They watched carefully and noticed when I needed additional care. They monitored my medications. They encouraged me to attend therapy groups to learn more about myself, my triggers, regulation strategies and my mental illness. My therapist and the rest of the staff reminded me multiple times a day that I was worthy of putting myself first while I healed. As my heart seemed to break over missing my daughter’s prom, I was told again and again that I was a good mother who would only become stronger. One of the nurses printed a picture of my daughter off my phone. Sarah looked so beautiful! I was beginning to drift again towards the water’s surface. I returned to the partial hospitalization program with renewed hope. I shared, I listened, I learned and I implemented. I finally understood that while my mental illness is a part of who I am, it does not define me. While I recognize that the ebb and flow of life’s tides will take me both to and from the shore, I also know that I am strong enough to keep my head above the water. I know that if I start to drift under, there are people who will jump into the water with me. One day I pray that, with the water gently washing over my feet, I will finally walk on the beach. Thank you to each of the staff who helped me again see the beauty in life!
I thought considering it is a Dublin establishment the care, expertise, and professionalism would be on par with the rest of Dublin. I should have listened to the post above. Went in for a change in meds to be under supervision for any adverse affects. Staff failed to give me my proper meds the first night. The next morning at 11 am I was still not in their medicine system. There is extreme lack of communication between the shifts. I had to explain why I was there to at least 4 people on every shift. Patients who are unfortunately not capable of handling themselves are left to roam the ward, entering the womens rooms. There is a call button in the restroom but if you are in bed facing a patient 3 times your size blocking the emergency button and way out it is up to you to either scream making the patient more agitated or asserting yourself and possibly being bludgeoned before staff takes notice. Staff is poorly trained, 3rd shift laughs and carries on keeping patients awake. Medication is not properly timed either you wait for your meds missing important group meetings or you are late taking your meds. Before I left they had misplaced half of my belongings including my purse! This establishment has a great deal of work to do before the are even referable as a 4th option. I felt as if I was caused more stress and was playing baby-sitter to the staff who was supposed to be caring for me. Dr Mark Blair was the only saving grace of this establishment. I think he would be better served within a private practice because this place affects how he looks. He was attentive, caring, listened to my issues, dealt with my medication changes promptly and far excelled the business by 1,000%. I would not recommend this establishment at all but would Dr. Blair. Also, the outdoor garden they are so proud of is used only as a smokingarea, not for outdoor groups as one would expect or personal time. The redundancy of locked doors within one hallway is laughable and cost patients and staff considerable time getting from one are to the next. Geriatric Unit is not open yet! Even though it is advertised. Therapy sessions are filling out mindless forms instead of actually working with patients in a group based environment that involves care that is specific to the patients. Some people are too disruptive to be in groups and this causes stress and anxiety to patients and staff. I am not trying to be mean but they have many things they could fine tune and have a great establishment. They just are Not there yet! RS
To be honest I cant compare it another since Ive been here twice and no where else. I would probably go here again. If you have lots of money Im sure you can find a nicer place that offer body massages for people with chronic pain. The staff is really nice and go above and beyond to treat you but you also get what you put in. Many people may have different experiences bc they may be busier when they have tons of patients they get in do to emergencies. Many people are not there by choice and when your forced to be anywhere you dont want to be your going to have a negative experience. When people are depressed plus going through detox having a positive outcome isnt always going to happen. If you dont want to get clean and are not willing to try 1 star ratings are to be expected. Your whiny, sick, and angry. Im not sure if its worth $1,500/day it just depends on the individual. I have chronic pain and went bc I have seizures from back pain. The VA hospital only had oxycodone 5mg they claimed and jumped me from 50mg a day to 70 Fetynal patches, 100mcg/75mcg/hr 35/35 patches/month bc I was allergic. They gave either morphine, oxycodone, or methadone for break through pain which, jacked up my tolerance. My family doctor who took over retired, the pain doctor I was referred to would be 4-7hr appointment times staying as late as 10:00pm Dr Margolin, I switched to another one who stopped taking my insurance, and the doctor who replaced my family doctor gave me medicine in between pain doctors. Thats four different doctors in a 1yr period makes it look like your doctor shopping even though I cut my dosage from what I took in 5 days to what I took in a month. Unfortunately I was only prescribed two days of medicine so it was difficult to make it last 29 days so I wanted to take a break. Despite telling them how much I could take a day and actually taking a lot of pain medication in the waiting room bc I wanted to be pain free so I could get sleep my first night they didnt treat me like a drug addict. They actually evaluated me based on how I behaved on the medication and not on what I just took. They helped me get off the medication for a year so I could determine my pain vs what pain may be cased from taking meds.