Solstice 360 PHP


The benefits of mental health care are significant. It can lessen the risk of suicide for those who have mental diseases, help them better manage their symptoms, and enhance their quality of life.

Additionally, receiving mental health care can ultimately lower the cost of medical care and social assistance, and reduce job loss or dropping out of education. Early intervention ultimately assists individuals in their overall health, function, and being able to continue in their education or employment.

Partial Hospitalization (PHP) is also called day treatment - it is 8 hours of services at our Irving facility - Monday through Friday. After daily services, many return home, live in supportive living, work or go to school. The purpose of PHP is to provide stabilization and skills before moving on to a lower level of care, Intensive Outpatient (IOP).

PHP requires at least 25 to 35 days and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) requires a minimum of 20 to 30 days. Together, these phases can last 2-3 months or, the duration you and your insurance company deem appropriate. The acceleration of independence from PHP/Day Treatment to IOP to Outpatient aftercare creates skills that stick and reduce the likelihood of a psychiatric emergency or worsening of symptoms after graduation from the Solstice 360 Program.

Individuals who have not seen symptom relief from outpatient treatment are offered Partial Hospitalization with the option for Supportive Living.

Integrative psychiatry, used at Solstice Southwest combines conventional psychiatric treatments with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This gives the patient a more all-encompassing treatment plan and guarantees that not just their mental health but all facets of their health are taken into account. Yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and acupuncture are some of the CAM treatments that integrative psychiatry might apply.

Insider Perspective from a PHP Graduate

When you start a program like PHP or IOP, one of the first things you learn about in group therapy is coping skills. While I thought I knew what was meant by “coping” with stress or anxiety, I quickly realized that what I had been doing to cope was not a skill at all, and that there is a big difference between healthy and successful ways to cope and unhealthy/unsuccessful ways to cope.

While the sacrifices I had to make to accommodate PHP were great, the reward was far greater. The phases of treatment (PHP, IOP 5, IOP 3) are designed to make changes “stick”. I am a firm believer that the PHP program is the best starting point for any patient and here’s why: life-changing treatment requires you to change every aspect of your life, not just a few hours of it.

The PHP schedule was an adjustment. However, I quickly learned that while a schedule can sometimes feel restrictive, it’s the best way for your brain to function optimally and to make room for setting attainable goals each day. The right routine provides for your physical, mental, spiritual, financial, emotional and social needs. It allows for structure, discipline, self-care, managing responsibilities, and celebrating achievements.