Three Divisions of Care...One Commitment to Excellence.
Located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ, Bergen Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive set of quality services including Long Term Care, Behavioral Health Care and Acute Care to the Bergen County community. Bergen Regional is both the largest hospital with 1,070 beds and the largest licensed nursing home in New Jersey.
The entire Medical Center, including its Long Term Care Division, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. Less than 6% of Long Term Care facilities nationwide pursue and receive Joint Commission accreditation.
Additionally, with 323 beds, Bergen Regional is one of the largest medical resources providing a continuum of care for the behavioral health community and is a safety net provider for the mentally impaired, elderly, uninsured or underinsured for the state of New Jersey. BRMC also provides services for those eligible for health insurance or Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
As a complement to its long term care and behavioral health/substance abuse expertise, Bergen Regional also offers acute medical services including: 24/7 emergency department; surgical suites; physical rehabilitation; pharmacy; laboratory; radiologic services (including digital mammography) and more than 20 ambulatory specialties available through the BRMC Clinic. You can have all of your outpatient healthcare needs fulfilled in one convenient location.
Whatever your medical or mental health needs, Bergen Regional Medical Center is committed to providing you or your loved one with compassionate and quality care.
Recognizing Depression Symptoms
Information courtesy of helpguide.org and the Mental Health Professionals at Bergen Regional Medical Center
From time to time, many people feel “blue”, sad or upset with the day to day challenges of life. These feelings usually subside. However if feelings of despair and emptiness have overwhelmed your life and won't go away, you may have depression.
Depression is a very severe illness. Fortunately effective treatments exist. If you experience any of the symptoms described below, please seek immediate help, receiving early care improves your chances of recovery.
Could you be depressed?
If you can answer “yes” to several of the following signs and symptoms, and these feelings don’t go away, you may be suffering from clinical depression. Of course any clinical diagnosis should be made by a medical/mental health professional.
- You can’t sleep or you sleep too much
- You can’t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult
- You feel hopeless and helpless
- You can’t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try
- You have lost your appetite or you can’t stop eating
- You are much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual
- You’re consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in other reckless behavior
- You have loss interest in daily activities
- You have a loss of energy
- You have strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- You have unexplained aches and pains
- You have thoughts that life is not worth living (seek help immediately if this is the case by calling 911)
Depression and suicide
Depression is a major risk factor for suicide so take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously.
Warning signs of suicide include:
- Talking about killing or harming one’s self
- Expressing strong feelings of hopelessness or being trapped
- An unusual preoccupation with death or dying
- Acting recklessly, as if they have a death wish (e.g. speeding through red lights)
- Calling or visiting people to say goodbye
- Getting affairs in order (giving away prized possessions, tying up loose ends)
- Saying things like “Everyone would be better off without me” or “I want out”
- A sudden switch from being extremely depressed to acting calm and happy
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or addiction issues, call the Bergen Regional Access Center for Mental Health at 1.800.730.BRMC. For life threatening emergency mental health issues, call 911.