Some of the more well-known mental health conditions are anxiety, depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder. Many times mental health conditions run in families. These conditions can interfere with your feelings, behaviors, and your thoughts. It may be particularly upsetting to learn you have a mental health condition. However, there is hope and a variety of treatments available for these conditions. It’s important to not be afraid to ask for help.
Path to Improved Health
For mental health problems, there are several treatment options available. They can include:
- Various prescription medications – there are medications for mental health disorders that can help to manage psychiatric symptoms, while they don’t cure the disorder, they can help to improve your quality of life
- Residential or hospital treatment programs – sometimes, mental health conditions are so bad that the person needs long-term care which can be received through this treatment option
- ECT and other brain stimulation therapy options – while not heard of as often anymore, there are some brain stimulation therapy treatments that can help to resolve or reduce troubling mental health symptoms
- Other types of therapy – there is a range of other therapies that can help to manage mental health conditions such as fitness, nutrition, art, music, writing, and movement therapy (if you want to know more about these options don’t hesitate to reach out to our Harmony Oaks Recovery Center team today)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy – generally, this type of therapy is prescribed to help reduce psychological stress especially in cases of PTSD
- Counseling/psychotherapy (talk therapy) – one of the most widely used mental health treatments that involves talking to a therapist about your underlying and current issues (could include dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and much more) – often helpful in cases of divorce, grief, general life obstacles, and with any mental health disorders
- Support groups – there is a range of support groups for all mental health disorders with the purpose being to get the tips, resources, support, and friendships you need to help you manage your mental health disorder
Not all treatments are necessary for everyone and not all treatments work for everyone as well. There are people who benefit from a combination of treatments. If you are looking into treatment options to help you manage your mental health disorder, our Harmony Oaks Recovery Center team is here to help you find the option that could work best for you. It is important to understand that the treatments you need may change over time as the mental health condition worsens or gets better. This will be reflected in the treatment plan the therapist creates with you.
Things to Consider
When it comes to mental health and mental conditions there has always been an unfair stigma that surrounds it, especially more so in the past. This stigma has often prevented people from getting the help and support that they have needed. It has made them afraid of other people’s judgment. This judgment of fearing what others may think of them has made them not seek treatment. Ultimately this has made their conditions get worse. In some cases people will take their own lives because this unfair stigma has kept them from seeking the help they need.
In recent years many professionals such as health care professionals, educators, and many organizations have worked very hard to help overcome this stigma. As a result, many people, including their loved ones, are now more than likely to speak up about their mental health conditions. Encouraging others to get treatment.
Here are some signs that you or a loved one could be experiencing signs of a mental health condition:
- Feeling sad or depressed
- Unexplained hostility or violence
- Trouble concentrating
- Thinking about hurting yourself or others
- Delusions, paranoia, or hallucinations (such as hearing voices)
- Severe feelings including guilt, fear, sadness, and/or anger)
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Withdrawal from activities and/or friends
- Major mood changes
- Inability to handle stress or other difficult feelings
It’s important to know that you should never be afraid to ask for help. There are many treatment options available to you. There is nothing embarrassing or to be ashamed of when it comes to mental health. Being aware of mental health issues and learning the truth of mental health can help you and others. It can even save people’s lives.
Questions to Ask a Professional
There are many questions that you can ask a mental health treatment professional such as:
- I have some of these symptoms. Could I have a mental health condition?
- How can I explain to other people the mental problem that I’m having?
- What is the best kind of treatment for me?
- Do I need psychotherapy?
- Should I be taking prescription medicine? Should I be seeing a psychiatrist?
- What can I do at home to help me recover?
- Would it be possible for you to recommend a professional counselor/therapist that I could see?
- Will I need treatment for the rest of my life?
- Is this a temporary or permanent problem?
Get Mental Health Treatment Today
Harmony Oaks Recovery Center is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Although, we have several other locations in Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
We are experienced in addiction and mental health treatment.
There are several treatment options and programs available to help treat you or your loved one. Such as family counseling, wellness education, yoga, mindfulness meditation, education workshop, music therapy, and much more.
Contact us today!