In the context of mental health, the term “trigger” refers to a situation or experience that acts as a catalyst for an emotional, physical, or behavioral response. When somebody is triggered by something or someone, they might have a severe reaction that leads to an increase in mental discomfort, such as being upset, angry, or another unpleasant emotion.

An emotional trigger is something that causes distress. Emotional reactions to triggers can look like crying, unexplained anger, increased anxiety, feelings of panic, physical symptoms, and more.

Common triggers that create an emotional response could be anything from hearing a certain song, being in an unsafe environment, or remembering back to a traumatic event. Everybody has their own emotional triggers, which is why it’s important to receive guidance from mental health professionals—with the right support, you will be able to begin to identify your emotional triggers and learn how to regulate your response.

Becoming sober starts with finding the right treatment center for your specific needs. Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital is here to help you toward the path of recovery and give you the resources you need to stay sober after you leave your treatment program.

Category: Being Sober

Being sober helps you to find your true self once again. Moreover, being sober can help you rebuild relationships, thrive in your career, and find happiness that is not clouded by addictive substances.

Category: Being Sober

If you find that you are exhibiting signs of substance abuse with alcohol and/or drugs, you might need to get sober. In addition to the challenging emotional and social side effects of addiction, addiction can also threaten your physical wellbeing. Getting sober is the best way that you can protect yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Category: Being Sober

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Please check with your insurance provider for all terms and conditions related to coverage at Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital.

  • 4-5 Changes of casual clothing and undergarments.  No drawstrings.  We have laundry supplies available to launder items.
  • BBH is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
  • Shoes with no laces (comfortable slip-ons are preferable), shower shoes.   Shoes should be weather appropriate.  Shoe laces are not permitted on the unit unless there is a doctor’s order.
  • Jacket or coat
  • “New, unopened” toiletries, hygiene products.  No mirrors or glass bottles.
  • Tobacco products must be unopened and are kept at nurses station.  Lighters and matches are prohibited.  There are designated times and areas for smoking.
  • Disposable razors will be locked up and used with supervision.
  • ID and insurance cards.
  • Small amount of cash (no more than $50-$60) for tobacco products or toiletries.  We do not use debit cards or cash checks.
  • No caffeine or sugar allowed.  This hospital is caffeine free and sugar free.
  • Everything brought in is searched and inventoried by staff.
  • All valuables are locked in a safe until discharge. This includes, phones, money, credit cards, ID, etc.
  • Food or drinks
  • Medications (bring a list only).  Only medications approved in advance by the physician are permitted.  Medications may have to be destroyed if brought in without prior approval.
  • Electronic devices and phones
  • Jewelry
  • Patients are given a patient “contact” number to be able to receive incoming phone calls.  Caller must have contact number for patient to receive the call.
  • Phone calls should be no more than 10 minutes in duration.
  • Phone calls are made during non-group and non-physician/CNPs rounding times.
  • Phone calls can be made or received between the hours of 7 am to 10 pm.

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