Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Bipolar Disorder Hospital & Treatment Center near Seattle

At our depression treatment center in Tukwila near Seattle, Washington, we are experts at working with individuals who have lost all hope that things will get better. We have helped many overcome their depression and once again find happiness in their lives.

What is Bipolar

What is bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a group of disorders in which an individual experiences extreme cycles in mood. From the high highs of mania to the low lows of depression, individuals who have bipolar disorder experience emotions far stronger than most people. These extreme shifts in mood can cause intense emotional fluctuations and severely impede a person’s ability to function in day-to-day life.

Bipolar disorder is actually a group of disorders that are marked by periods of mania and periods of depression. Bipolar I disorder is marked by cycles of very elevated moods, along with intense amounts of energy, and cycles of major depression marked by hopelessness and helplessness. Bipolar II disorder is marked by periods of hypomania (a less intense form of mania) along with periods of marked depression. Rapid-cycling bipolar disorder is a form of bipolar disorder in which individuals experience four or more cycles of moods in a twelve month period. Cyclothymic disorder, or cyclothymia, is the mildest form of bipolar disorder that does not meet the criteria for bipolar I or bipolar II disorder.

Bipolar disorder tends to run in families, so individuals who have bipolar disorder often have a first-degree relative – such as a parent or sibling – who also has some form of bipolar disorder. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can be debilitating and often go for many years without proper diagnosis or treatment. Individuals who struggle with bipolar disorder may notice that not one area of their life remains untouched by the symptoms and the effects of bipolar disorder. Without proper treatment, bipolar disorder may worsen over time.

The wonderfully compassionate staff at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital has had many years of experience working with men and women who have bipolar disorder. We’ve helped restore hope to individuals who feel hopeless, stabilize those overwhelmed with their lives, and teach the coping skills necessary for individuals who have bipolar disorder to lead joyful and fulfilled lives.

Why Consider Cascade

Why consider treatment for bipolar disorder at Cascade Behavioral Health

Left untreated, bipolar disorder often worsens over time, leaving no part of a person’s life undamaged. Interpersonal and romantic relationships often become strained and crumble under the pressure of the mood swings. Occupational and scholastic performance becomes unhinged as the individual cycles between mania and depression. Many who struggle with untreated bipolar disorder develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol as a means to self-medicate the symptoms of their disorder. The consequences from manic episodes can leave individuals who have bipolar disorder financially ruined, coping with medical consequences of reckless behavior, and without a proper support system.

As one of the best treatment centers for bipolar disorder near Seattle, we pride ourselves on providing a state-of-the art healing center to help you learn to manage your bipolar disorder. We offer the latest medical technologies to assist you in your healing journey but most importantly, we offer you the compassion and warmth of a staff who genuinely cares to see you recover. We offer a homelike, welcoming space and have created programs to educate, comfort, and empower each person who comes to us for help. We aim to treat each person who comes to us for help with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Treatment Philosophy

Treatment philosophy and benefits

When you come to us for help with your bipolar disorder, we aim to provide you with the highest possible care given by a staff who understands your struggles. We know that bipolar disorder isn’t simply a constellation of symptoms and so we provide treatment that is based upon the whole person – mind, body, and soul. Our holistic approach to treatment takes place in our comfortable, homelike atmosphere. We see each person who comes to us as a unique individual who is entitled to their own rights, responsibilities, and choices. We know that each person who comes to us for help has unique social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and cultural needs and we incorporate all of these needs into an individualized plan of care that is designed specifically for you. While bipolar disorder treatment is an opportunity for you to grow and learn, we also want to include your loved ones in your care, as we believe it offers them the opportunity for growth as well. When you’ve come to our hospital for bipolar treatment, you’re home.

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Treatment options for bipolar disorder at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital

When you come to us, you’ll undergo a complete medical and psychological evaluation so that our team can determine the best possible course of treatment for your bipolar disorder. Our medical examination will allow us to determine if you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and require medically-monitored detoxification services. Our psychiatric evaluation will allow us to gain a better picture of your bipolar disorder and the presence of any co-occurring disorders.

If it has been determined that you along with treatment for bipolar disorder you require medical detox from substances such as drugs or alcohol, this will be your first step in treatment. We understand the anxiety that comes along with the idea of detoxification and rehab, so we make sure we explain everything that will happen to you before it happens. During detox, we will safely and effectively detoxify you from any substances in your body. When you are medically stable, you will then transfer into our inpatient recovery unit.

Medication is often used in the treatment and management of bipolar disorder, as well as during our detoxification services. Throughout your stay with us, we will constantly evaluate the efficacy of your medications and change dosages as necessary.

At our treatment center, we employ individual therapy in order to allow you the one-on-one time necessary to explore some of the challenges in your life. You’ll discuss co-occurring disorders, the ways in which bipolar disorder has affected your life, and how to prevent of relapse.

Group therapy is a major part of our holistic approach to bipolar treatment at our hospital as it allows you the opportunity to work with people who are experiencing similar struggles so that you can grow and learn. Cascade offers a combination of process-based and psychoeducational groups to best teach you about bipolar disorder, relapse prevention, and triggers that may evoke a cycle. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your struggles and feelings related to your disorder.

No one exists in a vacuum and, at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital, we firmly believe that you and your family can grow together as you all come together to heal from bipolar disorder. Family sessions will allow you to connect with your loved ones, teach them more about living with bipolar disorder, and how you are approaching your treatment. Your loved ones will also have the opportunity to share the struggles bipolar disorder has caused in their lives.

As Cascade Behavioral Health is a holistic healing center, we steadfastly believe in providing therapies that allow for healing of all parts of you – mind, body, and soul. We offer the following experiential treatments:

  • Art therapy
  • Musical expression
  • Spiritual guidance
Continuing Care

Continuing care – what comes next?

As the time for your discharge approaches, you will work alongside your treatment plan to create an aftercare plan that meets all of your continuing needs. Many people who come to us prefer to continue their therapy using our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which provides some of the structure found in our inpatient bipolar treatment program while allowing you the ability to reintegrate into your life. IOP often involves lectures, groups, individual therapy sessions, and family sessions in which we teach life skills, relapse prevention, and stress management. If you decide to discharge to home, we will connect you with traditional outpatient therapy options to ensure that there is no lapse in care. When you come to Cascade, your treatment will be all about you – and we will do what it takes to help you become successful in managing your bipolar disorder.

Serving Seattle

Serving the Greater Seattle Area

Our location in Tukwila near Seattle, Washington allows for us to serve residents from all over the SeaTac region including Renton, Burien, and Des Moines. Call us today to begin the process of recovering from bipolar disorder.

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