Choosing a Mental Health Service
Mental health illnesses are real, common, and often treatable. An estimated 1 in 5 American adults and children live will a diagnosable mental health illness in a given year, according to Mental Health America.
Where to find help depends on certain factors like age and the type of illness or symptoms experienced, but help is available. Here are some things to keep in mind when searching for mental health treatment:
Everyone is different, and needs vary from person to person depending on the diagnosis. One of your first considerations is to look for a treatment center that does not offer a one-size-fits-all approach to healing.
The best facilities provide a wide variety of treatment options and will tailor their services to fit each unique situation. Whether you need short-term outpatient care such as one-on-one counseling or incentive inpatient care, the ideal treatment center will customize each plan of care.
Multimodal Treatment Approach
When people think of psychiatry, they often imagine one-on-one sessions with the patient lying on a couch. In reality, mental health care often involves a multidisciplinary approach. Psychiatrists and psychologists are just one option. Other behavioral and wellness professionals often assist in treatment.
There are medical professionals like nurses and licensed therapists, along with social workers, case managers, and peer support staff. It all depends on the diagnosis, the patients' needs, and the desired outcome. A good treatment center will utilize a team of professionals who can work on a patient’s health from multiple angles.
A reputable treatment center will have a strong aftercare program. They will recommend a course of continuing care to keep the patient on track with their recovery. Patients can ease into daily life while still receiving continuing care.
The mental health center should be able to arrange for ongoing services, such as outpatient care, support groups, or peer support to ensure as smooth a transition as possible once the initial, intense stages of treatment are completed.
Mental Health Treatment at NCBHS
At North Central Behavioral Health Sytems, we use our evidence-based approach to provide multimodal mental health treatment services, ranging from intensive care to outpatient counseling, community education, and workplace services. From the initial referral to the completion of treatment, we work with each client throughout each step of their treatment journey and recovery.
Recovery is right in front of you. Schedule your visit today!