Willow Brook Geropsychiatric Unit
Willow Brook Offers Hope to Adults Who May Be Suffering from
Depression or Who Have Other Mental Health Needs
Many of us go through periods of having the blues, particularly as age. We may not realize that some of things thought of as normal signs of aging —sadness, mood swings, loss of interest in regular activities — may actually be symptoms of a treatable mental illness. Willow Brook helps older adults and their families to better address this common problem, and to move forward in recovery.
About Willow Brook
Willow Brook provides short-term (8-10 days) inpatient services to seniors with mental health needs. Recovery-centered, we strive to help individuals to reconnect with the wonderful things that make their lives worth living. Because our unit works in close tandem with Ohio Valley General Hospital’s medical services staff, we ensure that both medical and psychiatric needs are addressed effectively.
About Our Services
Comprehensive services include assessment and diagnosis, medication management, physical nursing support, primary therapy, community and family group therapy, and rehabilitation support. Special discharge planning assures that our patients will be prepared to return to the community before release. The 21-bed unit offers both private and semi-private rooms.
Common Signs & Symptoms of Depression
• Changes in sleep patterns
• Frequent mood swings, including agitation, crying, anxiety, and anger
• Loss of interest in regular activities
• Changes in appetite
• Disregard for personal appearance
• Sad or blank look on face
• Thoughts of suicide
• Forgetfulness, disorientation, or confusion
• Social isolation
• Reliance on alcohol or medications
Learn More About Willow Brook
For information about getting the help you need, or help your loved one needs, call: (412) 777–6420