Depression Treatment Center & Hospital in Utah

Highland Ridge Hospital, in Salt Lake City, UT, helps adolescents, adults, and seniors who are struggling with depression through an unmatched quality of care and support. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Highland Ridge is a leading provider of mental health treatment.

Learn About Depression

Learn more about depression treatment at our hospital in Salt Lake City

Depression and depressive disorders are serious mental health conditions that can make even the simplest of activities downright impossible to complete. While sadness and bad days affect us all, if you have a depressive disorder, you’re likely struggling with feelings of hopelessness and sadness that persist throughout your days. You may have trouble getting out of bed and going to work each day, unable to fulfill your responsibilities in the way you should. You may begin to withdraw from loved ones and friends as you feel no one can understand the way you’re feeling. You don’t enjoy life like you once did and you’re not sure how to rid yourself of these horrible feelings.

Depressive disorders are very common mental disorders that, with proper care and treatment, are fairly simple to treat. Highland Ridge Hospital, a hospital for depression treatment in Utah, has had decades of experience helping people successfully recover from depression and go on to lead a happy, normal, and productive life. You don’t have to wait to build the future you want; that future is now.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for depression

Watching your loved one spiral down into the abyss of depression can be horrible to see. You may not know what you can do to help or if you can even reach your loved one. You’re afraid of saying the wrong thing and making the situation worse, but you know you have to reach out and do something, anything, to let your loved one know you care. Here are some tips for helping a loved one seek inpatient treatment for depression:

Be an Advocate: One of the most important things you can do for a loved one is to let them know that you’ll be beside them through thick and thin. Offer to drive them to doctor’s appointments and ask questions of the doctor if your loved one needs the support. Reassure your loved one that you’ll be with them through it all – no matter what. This type of support can make a world of difference.

Educate Yourself: Learning about depressive disorders and spending time researching various types of treatment and self-care activities can help you better understand how your loved one is feeling. This will allow you to have an open, frank discussion with your loved one about treatment.

Talk it Out: Approach your loved one about depression treatment using “I” statements, such as “I’ve noticed you have many of the symptoms of depression.” Give them the space to talk about their feelings and listen, really listen in a nonjudgmental way. Gently guide them into an inpatient treatment center that you’ve researched. If they’re not ready to consider the option, let them know that it is always available to them.

Why Seek Inpatient Treatment

Why seek help for depression

If you’re struggling with depression, stuck in a roller coaster of emotions, riddled with sadness and hopelessness and unable to get out bed in the morning, you may not know how to help yourself recover. You may notice that you’ve socially isolated yourself, dropped once-enjoyable activities, and spend a good deal of time alone. You may have lost your job or dropped out of school as you were unable to fulfill the responsibilities. You may feel you’re living in a black hole and that nothing will ever get better. With proper treatment and care, you can recover from depression.

Inpatient treatment that combines various therapeutic techniques with medication management has been proven to be one of the most successful ways to overcome depression. An inpatient depression treatment center offers an opportunity to focus upon getting better. In an inpatient center, you’ll learn adaptive coping skills, strategies for relapse prevention, and ways to manage your symptoms, which will enable you to return to a healthy state.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy & benefits of treatment for depression

At Highland Ridge Hospital, a depression treatment center in Utah, we treat adolescents, adults, and older adults struggling with depression using empirically-validated, scientifically-supported treatment options. We don’t believe treatment for depression is a one-size-fits-all approach, instead we individualize our plans of care to meet all the needs of each person who comes to our hospital. The staff at Highland Ridge Hospital treats each of our patients with care and compassion, ensuring that you’ll always have a shoulder to lean on when you need us most. Our multidisciplinary treatment team will work together and alongside you to make sure that you’re meeting your treatment goals as you progress through our program. At Highland Ridge Hospital, you’re safe.

What We Offer

Depression treatment options available at Highland Ridge Hospital

When you first come to our hospital, you’ll undergo a series of evaluations to help our treatment team fully understand the troubles you’re facing. Our medical evaluation will help us to determine if you are suffering from any medical conditions or if you’ve been self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. The psychiatric examinations will allow the staff at our hospital to get a bigger picture of the severity of your depression and determine if you are struggling with any co-occurring disorders. With the results of these evaluations, we’ll sit down with you and develop a plan of care for your stay at our treatment center.

Medication is often used at the beginning of treatment at our hospital to manage any unpleasant symptoms, then slowly tapered down as you learn more adaptive coping mechanisms. Many times, people who have depression will be on a long-term medication, such as an antidepressant, to allow for continued care. Most medications to treat depression do take 6 to 8 weeks to fully see symptom management.

Individual therapy is provided at our hospital to allow you the chance to work privately with one of our trained psychotherapists. In individual therapy, you’ll use a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to help you understand the ways in which your negative thought patterns affect the way you feel about how you see the world.

Group therapy at our treatment center is very important for people who have depression as depression can lead to social isolation and feelings of loneliness. The ability to bond with and work together with a variety of people who are struggling with similar problems can be hugely helpful. Highland Ridge Hospital is proud to offer both process-based and psychoeducational groups to help you learn more about your depression and process the feelings you’re experiencing.

Family therapy is an important component for depression recovery at our hospital as it allows the time for your family and loved ones to participate in your recovery. Family sessions will explore the ways depression has impacted your loved ones and allow them to express their feelings. It can also help you teach your loved ones more about depressive disorders and the treatment you’re receiving.

As Highland Ridge Hospital is a holistic treatment center, we are proud to offer a variety of experiential methods to help further your healing. These may include:

  • Art therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Leisure time
  • Meditation
  • Craft time
  • Movie nights
  • Wii games
  • Gym & exercise time
  • Puzzles, cards, and board games

Continuing Care

Continuing care at Highland Ridge

When your time with us draws to an end, you’ll work with our discharge planner and your treatment team to develop an aftercare plan that meets your continuing treatment needs. Some of our patients feel they still would benefit from the structure of an inpatient program and opt to join a residential treatment center. Others feel they’d like to slowly integrate back into their community and choose to join a structured partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP); each treatment option allows the patient to return home in the evenings. Still others may feel they’ve made so much progress at our center that they’re ready to return home with referrals to traditional outpatient therapy and community resources.

Our location in Midvale, Utah, allows residents of the greater SLC area to get help with depression and related health issues. Call our counselors today for a confidential screening and take a step on the road to recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about depression treatment

Where are there hospitals for depression in Utah?

Several hospitals and other inpatient treatment centers in Utah offer comprehensive treatment for individuals who have been struggling with depression. Many of these hospitals and treatment centers are located in or near the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, since this location is also home to such a large segment of the state’s population. However, residents throughout the state of Utah also have access to inpatient and residential care for depression, as well as a host of outpatient and community-based services.

Who is the best depression recovery center in Utah?

Finding the best depression recovery center in Utah or any other location is a matter of identifying the center that is best prepared to assess and treat your unique needs. For example, some people will benefit from healing at a center that provides only residential or outpatient services, while others may need a combination of various levels of care. Also, if your depression is accompanied by a problem with substance abuse or another disorder, it is important that you choose the center that can treat all of the issues that have been preventing you from living a healthier and more satisfying life.

Are there teen depression rehabs?

Yes, some treatment centers are designed exclusively for adolescents and teenagers who are struggling with depression and other mental health disorders. Other centers care for a wider age range of patients, but provide specialized treatment tracks for teens. Both the impact of depression and optimal treatment methods can vary depending upon age, so it is important to select a treatment center that will provide age-appropriate care for a teen who is struggling with addiction.

Is inpatient or outpatient treatment better for depression?

To determine if a person would be best served by inpatient or outpatient treatment (or a combination of both) for depression, a qualified healthcare provider should conduct a thorough assessment of the individual’s strengths and needs. The results of that assessment, combined with a detailed understanding of the individual’s goals and preferences, will allow the professional to make the referral that will best prepare the individual for long-term recovery from depression.

What are the different treatment options for depression?

Depression treatment may take many forms and can occur at a variety of levels. In general, though, treatment for depression typically involves one or more types of therapy. Individual, group, family, and/or experiential therapy may be beneficial to a person who has been struggling with depression. Depending upon the individual’s specific needs, certain prescription medications may also help to manage symptoms and complement the effectiveness of therapy.

Where can I go for depression help?

If you have been struggling with a depressive disorder, you have a variety of treatment options. Depending upon the nature and severity of your symptoms, you may be best served by inpatient or residential care, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programming, or traditional outpatient services. Several reputable treatment programs offer free pre-admissions assessments, as well as help with referrals if the program you selected is not the best fit for you.

When should a person get hospitalized for depression?

Hospitalization can be called for if a person’s depression has become severe enough to endanger his or her life or otherwise significantly impair his or her day-to-day functioning. The decision to admit an individual into a hospital or other inpatient or residential treatment center can only be made after a thorough assessment of the individual’s needs. If you or someone you care about has been experiencing symptoms that you believe may require hospitalization, please contact your family doctor or another qualified treatment provider in your area.

It's been a long time since I've felt so strong and hopeful. Highland Ridge has shown me how to deal with my depression in a way that no one else could.

– Maggie K.