About the ITU Unit
For the public record, below is some information about this unit.
The Intensive Care Unit at Centennial Peaks Hospital (a for-profit LLC) is located on 2255 South 88th Street, Louisville, CO 80027. It is the hospital’s inpatient psychiatric unit. The hospital’s mental health program as a whole is described on their website as:
Centennial Peaks Hospital offers a confidential, caring environment that promotes crisis resolution, positive self-awareness, coping skills and personal growth.
A typical day on the ITU begins with 7 am wake up (patients are allowed in the main room, the day room, beginning at 6am). Most patients have roommates. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served each day and there are frequent snacks available. All days include the taking of vitals, the dispensing of medication and very frequent smoke breaks (at least every 2 hours to the best of my recollection). For patients who have seen a doctor, there is also a daily opportunity to go to an outdoor gym. There are also a wide variety of group activities, most that are too simplistic for someone highly educated. There is access to a TV, to telephones and to games and puzzles. Contrary to the literature supplied by the unit, I personally have seen no evidence of the following:
9:00 - 9:45 am Community Meeting/Goals Group
7:40 - 8:30 pm Daily Wrap Up/ PM Goals Group.
In addition, contrary to the ITU literature, myself a veteran of psychotherapy since 1990 never received anything resembling psychotherapy.