Mental health treatment is the first step towards recovery from mental illness. Here is everything you need to know about mental health treatment.
Mental health treatment is a series of procedures that helps individuals recover from mental illness. It is usually carried out by a mental health professional.
Mental health treatment can take different forms. This includes
The particular mental health treatment that an individual follows will be decided on a case-by-case basis. All treatments are handled by mental health experts.
Treatments are usually a combination of two or more strategies. Psychotherapy is more commonly used. This means discussing with a mental health expert about your problems. Psychotherapy might also include talk therapies.
The two common ones are dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. This is usually followed up by medication. Patients are also encouraged to join support groups.
Other treatments that might also be used include
The main purpose of the treatment is to help patients recover from mental illness. However, mental health treatment also boosts self-confidence and provides a solid foundation to improve their social skills.
Treatment can take a few weeks to a few months. In some cases, it can take up to a year. The specific duration will depend on several factors such as severity and length of the mental illness.
Full recovery from mental illnesses can take much longer.
This is a non-exhaustive list of treatable mental illnesses.
There are three main ways this is done. They include
Several treatment centers specialize in treating mental illnesses. If you are unsure of how to proceed, you can ask your physician for more guidance.
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Alyssa Mueller is an Associate Clinical Social Worker. She holds a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Community Mental Health from California State University of Fullerton as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis on intercultural and interpersonal communication from California State University of Long Beach. Compassion, empowerment and unconditional positive regard are the foundations of her clinical practice, Alyssa has a passion for helping others and her priority is to hold space for clients to feel heard, to feel safe and to find fulfillment and self-love on their recovery journey. Alyssa specializes in addiction treatment, self-esteem building, mindfulness practices, grief and loss, trauma informed care, and self-compassion as well as individual and family therapy. She has extensive experience working with high risk populations in various clinical settings such as partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care, outpatient treatment, schools, and community outreach. Alyssa uses a client centered and holistic approach to address the client as a whole person in order to help them to feel empowered and facilitate their confidence and independence.
Charee has worked in the recovery field for 10 years.Charee is dedicated to supporting and inspiring clients to live a healthy lifestyle filled with meaning and purpose.Charee has extensive clinical experience within the recovery field in both inpatient and outpatient settings.She specializes in working with individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction however she has also clinical experience in assisting individuals,couples and families in working through a variety of concerns,including: depression,anxiety,relationship & communication issues,substance abuse,grief & loss,trauma, life transitions, and many others.Charee works with each client to specialize their treatment plan with what works best for the client in a compassionate and effective way. She emphasizes the strength of every individual client and fosters an environment of personal growth and internal healing from a mind, body and spiritual approach.Charee received her Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University, Majoring in Psychology and Minoring in Women and Gender Studies, in addition to her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California.
I began my journey to recovery back in 2011 when I moved to California from New York.Along wiht my recovery and beginning a new way of life,I began to develop a heart for others struffling with sobriety.My journey to California was filled with many trials and lessons learned, but most of all, personal growht.I truly believe i would not have found success if I didn’t come to California.I started CPR as a way to work with people in recovery on a daily basis and it evolved into something much more beautiful. I have also come to realize that my own personal happiness and recovery depends on being involved in the lives of people in recovery. Helping others recover is a cornerstone of many 12 step programs, as it is here. Giving back to those still suffering, is the only way not to lose what you have gained. It is the paradox that we live by every day.