A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Patient at SABHH
Our approach to behavioral health treatment combines the most advanced, evidence-based medical and therapeutic models of care. A typical day for each patient varies, but the patient-centered structure, activities and multidisciplinary approach to treatment are consistent. Here is what a typical day at our mental health clinic looks like:
6:30-7:00 am: Everyone wakes and discusses the theme of the day
7:00-7:30 am: Time for personal care – bathing, hygiene routine, meditation, etc.
7:30-8:00 am: Breakfast is served
8:00-8:30 am: Patient vitals are taken and medications (if needed) administered
8:30-9:00 am: Community meeting takes place
9:00-10am: Exercise/recreation in gym or outdoor courtyards
10:00-11:00 am: Group therapy session led by licensed therapist
11:00am-12:00 pm: Personal time and lunch
12:00-1:00 pm: Physical activity led by mental health technician
1:00-2:00 pm: Group therapy led by recreational therapist
2:00-3:00 pm: Break, personal time – snacks available
3:00-4:00 pm: RN Education – nurse-led discussion about medication education and symptomology.
4:00-5:00 pm: Group therapy session with licensed therapist
5:00-5:30 pm: Dinner is served
5:30-6:00 pm: Community meeting and theme of the day discussion
6:00-6:30 pm: Unit clean up
6:30-7:30 pm: Activities in the recreational gym or outdoor courtyards
7:30-8:00 pm: Free time, snacks available
8:00-8:30 pm: Patient vitals are taken and medications (if needed) administered
8:30-9:00 pm: Mindfulness and evening meditation
9:00-9:30 pm: Time for personal care – bathing, hygiene routine, meditation, etc.
9:30 pm: Bedtime