Entries by Ridgeview Institute

Outpatient Programs

Ridgeview Institute – Monroe offers Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs as a step-down option post inpatient discharge or for those clients who do not meet an inpatient level of care. Both programs are offered to adults, as well as adolescents experiencing psychiatric issues or substance abuse.The schedule for these programs include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, […]

Alumni Support Group

Ridgeview Institute – Monroe is proud to announce the launch of our Alumni Support Group beginning October 26 at 6:00pm. This group will be held every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm. Any alumni of a Ridgeview program, including the Smyrna Campus, is welcome to join and participate in this group.

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness month

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness month, US HealthVest hospitals are participating in local events to increase awareness and help prevent suicide. Ridgeview Institute in Smyrna, GA is working with Cobb County school social workers to promote suicide awareness as part of the on-going crisis prevention intervention program the hospital has in place with the […]

Ridgeview Smyrna Expands Inpatient Addiction Services

Ridgeview Institute has opened a 28 bed inpatient program for adult addiction and dual diagnosis patients. The newly remodeled building once served older adult patients, however in 2016 the older adult patients were transferred to a new, state of the art building. The new Adult Addiction-dual unit is staffed with psychiatrists, nurses, addiction counselors, therapists, […]

Untangling The Web of Anger

By Charles C. Cummins, MS, LPC In our increasingly fast paced world anger afflicts all of us on a personal, communal and world-wide level. Witness the current war on terrorism to see how anger manifested in one person, let alone a group or nation, can affect the entire world. Anger destroys personal relationships, divides groups […]

The Value of Geriatric-Specific Evaluation in the Care and Treatment of Senior Adults

Mallory Long, M.Div. Caring for older loved ones while managing career, marriage, and immediate family can seem daunting as caregivers experience the shift from having an independent, healthy parent or relative to a forgetful, depressed, and dependent relative. The growing field of geriatric psychiatry can provide answers for the care giving journey and return seniors […]