When to Seek Help
Most people who pursue treatment for a mental health issue do so when their symptoms begin to intrude into their normal daily lives, causing significant impairment in daily functioning. A professional mental health provider, such as the psychiatrist or psychotherapist should be consulted in order to be formally evaluated, and also to exclude any possible medical condition that may be causing the symptoms. Early interventions are sought when an individual is struggling with depression symptoms, anxiety, or mood swings, and in most cases these can be managed satisfactorily through outpatient providers. However, if the condition worsens, further disrupting normal functioning, a determination may be made that a higher level of care is appropriate.
Some signs that an individual may benefit from a higher level of care include:
- The disorder may be now causing physical health problems
- The disorder is causing acting out, or disruptive behavior
- The disorder is causing serious interpersonal problems
- The individual is increasingly engaging in self-harming behaviors
- The disorder is leading to violent acts that threaten the well-being of others
- The individual may be having suicidal thoughts
If you or a loved one is grappling with a difficult emotional condition that is causing distress and impairment in daily life, seeking the guidance of a mental health profession offers hope for relief.
Stabilization for mental health conditions can be successfully managed in a private mental health residential treatment program. This is a potential alternative option to hospitalization which offers increased comfort, privacy, and individualized care. The stabilization period will involve a psychiatric who will monitor the individuals symptoms and progress. Once the stabilization period is over, the client can transition into residential treatment. In order to review your specific needs and condition, please contact us via request form for a call back.
When recovering from a mental health condition, residential treatment in a private setting can be an extremely healing option to focus completely on yourself. In residential treatment you will receive around the clock care as well as a full treatment team to help you heal. The treatment team consists of medical doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, and support staff. In addition, there will be holistic therapy options to help you recover as a whole. Holistic therapies can include nutrition, exercise, yoga, equine therapy, massage, and other options.
Getting Help for Yourself
Reaching out for help is the big first step and you have made the best choice for yourself to get help and recover. When you contact our team, an Admission Specialist will reach out to you and start by providing a confidential telephone assessment. We will review your specific needs, symptoms, and history to determine the appropriate level of care and treatment options. In addition, if you have health insurance, the Admissions Team will review the benefits to see if you have available coverage to help reduce out of pocket expenses. To get started, fill out a contact form.
Getting Help for a Loved One
Watching a loved one struggle with a mental health condition can be very difficult for a family or friend. The good news, you can be guided with support by reaching out to a Treatment Specialist who is trained to get you the resources you need to help your loved one get the help they deserve. When you contact us, we will provide a confidential initial assessment and discuss your unique situation and provide guidance and support. To get started, please fill out a contact request form.
What to Expect in Treatment
How Are Mental Health Disorders Treated?
Mental health treatment can be provided through a variety of levels of care. These range from services provided by a private psychiatric practice, to an outpatient program, to day treatment to residential or inpatient care. Treatment involves integrated therapeutic approaches that are combined as needed for a patient’s particular mental health condition and needs. These treatment elements include:
- Individual psychotherapy: One-on-one sessions with a psychotherapist provide a safe, confidential space for patients to explore the issues that may be contributing factors for the resulting mental health disorder.
- Group therapy: Patients often benefit from sharing their experiences and challenges with others who also struggle with a mental health disorder. These small groups are facilitated by a therapist.
- Family therapy: Family therapy sessions benefit both the patient and the family members as they share how the loved one’s mental health disorder has impacted the family, and strive to improve interaction and communication through therapy.
- Medication management: In many cases, medications can be prescribed to help manage and mitigate the symptoms of the disorder, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, mood-stabilizers, and anti-psychotic drugs.
- Experiential or holistic therapies: To further enhance the effects of the traditional therapies, experiential activities such as mindfulness meditation, yoga classes, art and music therapy, and deep-breathing techniques, are often included in the treatment plan.
- Recreation and fitness: Exercise offers both psychological and physical benefits and is often integrated into the treatment planning. These activities might include swimming, participation in sports, exercise classes, hiking or walking.
There is a common belief that inpatient treatment for mental health conditions can only happen in a hospital setting. However, in the residential treatment level of care for mental health, the treatment residences are often located in serene and tranquil locations. The residential elements often include all the comforts of home and can provide you with a very safe and healing environment. View our gallery of examples of residential mental health treatment programs.