BryLin Hospital, Mental Health & Outpt Substance Abuse
BryLin Hospital is the only private treatment facility in Western New York that provides a variety of inpatient psychiatric and outpatient addiction services. Since 1955, BryLin has been developing specialized programs for children, adolescents, and adults, designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the community. This includes the opening of our first Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Williamsville, sometime in the summer of 2013. In the city of Buffalo, BryLin operates an (88) bed Inpatient Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital where care is provided for children, as young as six years of age, adolescents, and adults. On our (20) bed Child and Adolescent unit, age specific treatment is provided in a safe, supportive, and structured environment for kids who are experiencing acute emotional and behavioral disorders. Child & Adolescent Program features: • Individualized treatment plan based on patient strengths. • Behavior modification • Group therapy, focusing on skill building, based on the physical and social needs of the patient. •Alternative Treatment Options, including Yoga, Drumming, Pet Therapy, and more. • Individual counseling. • Specialized Programming geared towards the developmental age and needs of the child. • Expressive and experiential groups (art, movement, recreation, play, poetry and storytelling). • Academic needs are individually assessed while daily programming is provided by our Educational Coordinator, a New York State certified teacher. On our (68) bed Adult Unit, treatment focuses on psychiatric stabilization and symptom management for people suffering from individual or dual diagnosis psychiatric disorders. A diverse choice of therapeutic treatment options are designed to enhance the quality of life of patients who are experiencing acute psychiatric distress, such as major depression, anxiety disorders, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Adult Program features: • Psychiatric and medical assessment • Medication management • Individual and specialized group therapy • Women’s Programming • Men’s Programming • Holistic Treatment Options (Yoga, Massage, Tai-Chi, Drumming, pastoral care & more) • Dual Diagnosis/MICA Treatment (Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted) • Recreational activities, art therapy and a variety of educational groups. Inpatient and Ambulatory Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is also provided at BryLin Hospital. ECT is an approved medical procedure that is endorsed as a safe and effective treatment by: the National Mental Health Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Psychiatric Association. Although ECT has been marred by misconceptions, it’s recognized as the most effective and rapidly acting treatment that we have today for severe depression and other conditions. ECT is indicated for selected patients with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other disorders with approximately 100,000 patients receiving ECT each year in the U.S.. ETC is performed in a controlled medical setting, under anesthesia, to achieve the most therapeutic benefit with the fewest possible risks. Remission rates range between 70-90% with ECT, which is much more effective than any medication we have today which typically have remission rates around 20-30%. At our Outpatient Addictions Clinic in Williamsville, programming is designed to help our clients achieve a healthy, productive, and fulfilling lifestyle without the use of alcohol or drugs. As clients leave treatment and continue their journey of recovery, we encourage the use of self help groups and community supports to provide ongoing support. Adult Addictions Programming, for individuals 18 years of age and older, follows a medical model of treatment which is based on the disease concept of addiction. Our programming for adolescents includes our Adolescent Recovery Treatment Track which has been specifically developed for the adolescent who presents with a Dependency Diagnosis. The Adolescent Substance Abuse Track, for those kids who just made a bad choice, without a dependency diagnosis, has been designed to educate the teen about the risks of substance use and abuse. This treatment track is designed to give adolescents the information and power they need to make healthy choices for themselves in the future. Outpatient Addiction Programming features: • Adolescent Groups • Young Adult (18-25yoa) Groups • Women’s Groups • Men’s Groups • Suboxone Groups • Meditation & Relaxation in Recovery • Co-Occurring Groups • Communication in Recovery • Professional Groups FREE weekly family groups are available every Monday from 6-7pm. We also have our Impaired Drivers Program, for individuals charged with or convicted of an impaired driving offense who require clinical screening and assessment. We will be opening our first Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in the summer of 2013.
A comprehensive team of mental health professionals, including: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, RN's, LPN's, mental health techs/aides, therapeutic activity specialists, and many more.
Licensed with the State of New York Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Mental Health and Outpatient Substance Abuse Care Specialized programs available for children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
Mental Health & Outpatient Substance Abuse Care
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July 24, 2014
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December 31, 2013