Today we talked with Patricia (Cia) Rodemann, the Director of Business Development and Communications for Pomegranate Health Systems, a provider of adolescent psychiatric services.
Pomegranate has both residential and crisis centers.
Pomegranate accepts patients from all over Ohio on a 24/7 basis via professional referrals only. Interventions typically start with a parent bringing a child to the emergency room or Net Care. Pediatricians and counselors can also refer directly.
If in crisis in Ohio call That Care Access, 614-276-2273, or go to the nearest emergency room. Also one can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK, that’s 1-800-273-8255.
Cia described how a component of care is parents having a hard-to-heart connection with their children, watching for changes in mood or behaviors. It is important to pay attention to small cues.
She also discusses misconceptions and mistakes regarding suicide. She writes a personal experience where it would be better if she would have intervened.
Pomegranate has a blog serving as a resource guide for articles on adolescence mental-and behavioral health issues. The website is www.pomegranatecares.com.
In terms of periodicity, times of high drama throughout the school year can have a big impact on children.
The decision-making process has to deciding whether inpatient or outpatient care is required is discussed.
Pomegranate is performing leading-edge DNA-based diagnoses and prescribing, leading to better and more effective selection of drug regimens.
Pomegranate also provides trauma-inform care which is based on what has happened to the child.
Finally, post discharge instructions following acute care are shared.
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