Behavioral Health Resources
All human behaviors are stimulated by incentives, ideas and feelings.
For most people, behaving ordinarily is not a challenge; however, there are some that struggle with mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, which causes a change in thoughts and unnecessary distress on their lives. Receiving proper treatment or care allows those that are struggling to learn how to control their behaviors in order to live and succeed in the world.
Potential and current patients, including their families and friends, have access to information on the path to recovery and success, including residential rehab programs for both mental health and drug treatment.
Our qualified staff offers proven treatment programs and full therapeutic assistance counseled by licensed health care physicians.
Mental Health Issues
Luckily, there are many facilities, such as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Emotions Anonymous (EA), that help treat and offer guidance to mental health patients. The NIMH provides information on avoiding and treating psychological illnesses, while EA is a 12-step program designed to support emotional well-being. There are also websites, like the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), that presents patients with disorder facts and directs them to encouragement communities. The MentalHealth.gov website offers patients access to government information about psychological treatment, including facts on varying mental health disorders and forms of treatment.
Substance Abuse Resources
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers information, which can be easily accessed online, about drug abuse and psychosocial health assistance. CASA Columbia and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, also accessed online, focus on drug abuse, its misuse and effects on communities.
Knowledge is Power
There are plenty of websites that offer information and guidance for mental health and substance abuse. Online sources are a great place to start a search for help; however, it should not be the only place to look because not all websites are reliable or credible.
The best way to diagnose a mental illness or substance dependence is to go through an assessment with a treatment facility. There, trained professionals will give an appropriate diagnosis and discuss proper treatment programs.
Knowing The Right Information
Reaching out to a facility is the first and best thing to do in order to receive help and rejuvenate health and wellness. Facilities will build an individualized treatment program, assess for co-occurring diagnosis and provide the highest level of treatment for each individual.
Facilities, such as The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides facts, enlightenment and statistics of mental disorders. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit organization that offers self-help and assistance to patients as well as their families. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides listings to patient assistance communities. Emotions Anonymous (EA) is a 12-step, self-help program for those looking to gain emotional well-being. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides statistics and studies on drug misuse and psychological health and has proven that there is a direct correlation between the two. And lastly, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), whose mission is to develop the nation into admitting the existence of sciene, is determined to prove the answers for substance abuse and dependence.
Waiting Around for Answers Does Not Help
Knowledge is power and it is important to understand a diagnosis and treatment when rejuvenating health and wellness. Patients will need to learn how to rebuild a life after a mental disorder or dependence. They will also need help and support from their friends and family who will need to understand that recovery is a journey that will take time.
Do not let the stigma of mental illness or addiction hinder the decision to receive treatment. Researchers found that combining medication and therapy can help mental illnesses tremendously.
At Sprout Health California, we assess for co-occurring conditions such as substance abuse or addiction with a mental illness. We offer optimal treatment for a person with two or more conditions at the same time. We build individualized treatment programs that meet the requirements necessary to begin recovery. Again, this is a journey that will take time. We will not let you face it alone.