Behavioral health design approaches have evolved in recent years, guided by input from patients as well as staff and families on the supportive and preventive measures desired to create therapeutic environments for all. The increase in telehealth in response to the pandemic has also affected behavioral health, also calling for new approaches to the built environment. Below, find recent coverage of behavioral health projects and planning and design strategies. For more, search for “Behavioral Health” at HCDmagazine.com website.
The increasing use of telemedicine in mental and behavioral health treatment calls for a new approach to the built environment
Photo tour: Blossom Court, St Ann’s Hospital
The $26 million Mental Health Inpatient Building integrates outdoor space into the care environment.
Design of comorbidities in medical and behavioral health
Evolving strategies need to consider the needs of many patients while enhancing safety and helping to remove the stigma of mental health.
First Look: Ohana Montage Health Center
The 55,600 square foot Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Facility is inspired by the principles of neuroscience and the special needs of its patient population.
Create a safe place for mental health patients
Input from previous patients helped guide design decisions for West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.
First Look: LAC + USC Correctional Care Village
The project, due for completion in March 2021, takes a comprehensive approach to the interconnected and complex needs of homelessness, mental illness, housing, and medical comorbidity.
IIDA Healthcare Design Awards: Winning Transformation
The renovation of a historic German mansion into a modern private mental health services clinic has been awarded the highest honors in the 2020 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards.
Photo tour: Taube Pavilion Behavioral Health Center
The 55,000-square-foot project on the El Camino Health’s Mountain View, California campus, provides a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment where patients are treated for mental health conditions.
Detailing the mental health design for young patients
Collaborating with young people on planning Stella’s Place in Toronto has created a space that supports young patients on their mental health journeys.
How COVID-19 is changing the design of a behavioral healthcare facility
The industry has an opportunity to proactively address many of the challenges highlighted by the pandemic with flexible designs and reimagined care spaces, both indoors and outdoors.