Treating mental health is a complicated manner that needs the assistance of professionals capable of treating the underlying issues. Licensed health care professionals are trained to guide the patient, and occasionally their loved ones, to a healthier mindset through a structured recovery program and series of therapies. Therapies are often prescribed and the effects are noted in furthering the individuals progress to success.
Many individuals diagnosed with a mental health issue find relief by engaging in individual or group treatments assisted by professionals. There are a multitude of different treatments available and no treatment works the same for any one person.
Assessments are most commonly carried out by a licensed professional psychologist or psychiatrist. An assessment and diagnosis may come at different times in the treatment process depending on the issue being treated, but commonly involves investigating past incidents, symptoms, current quality of life, previous diagnoses, and active behaviors and thoughts.
A licensed professional in the field of mental health is qualified to diagnose after a serious assessment and detailed inquiry into the issue at hand. Moreover, the psychologist must watch over the patient to ensure he or she is reacting well to the treatment and therapies and making progress towards a more healthy mindset. Best case scenario would be a therapeutic team that would include therapists, physicians, behavioral specialists, and so on, to develop a treatment that takes into account each psychological aspect of the patient.
Immediately. If the issue is disrupting your way of life, it’s important to seek professional help when you aren’t finding the success on your own or with the assistance of friend or family. Often times a trained professional is capable of offering advice or lending a listening ear that is beyond the capacity of those closest to you. Not because the people nearest you don’t love you, but they may not have the training and experience to deal with mental health problems the way a professional does.
The facilities at Mission Harbor are staffed with trained experts to best assist patients with their mental health issues. We are capable of dealing with any and all cases with a licensed staff, equipment, and approved techniques. Our mission is to help those who want to help themselves, and we support your decision in seeking help.
- 1% of adults live with schizophrenia.
- 6% have bipolar disorder.
- 9% of American adults will develop depression in a given year.
- 1% of American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder.
What is mental health treatment?
Mental health treatment encompasses a variety of methods which can be integrated into a holistic treatment plan tailored to the individual’s needs. A combination of medications, therapy, lifestyle changes, and in some cases, deep-brain stimulation techniques can all be employed in the fight against mental illness.
Who treats mental health issues?
The following professionals can treat mental health issues in the United States:
- Physicians’ assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Counselors, clinicians, therapists
- Clinical social workers
Who can receive mental health treatment?
Anyone who is willing to get better can get treatment for their condition, regardless of their insurance coverage. But unfortunately, less than half of those suffering from a mental health condition will get treatment in a given year. Reasons for this are varied. Some mental illnesses cause a condition called anosognosia, where the patient cannot accurately perceive that they have a problem. This is common with people with schizophrenia and people with bipolar mania.
People with depression frequently have a tough time with motivation, and they also feel hopeless, thinking treatment won’t work for them. Those with anxiety may needlessly worry about treatment options. Also, there is still a stigma attached to mental health, and many who need treatment won’t get it because they are ashamed or embarrassed.
Social workers are trained to help people without insurance find and receive coverage for mental health conditions or comorbid drug and alcohol addictions. Furthermore, there is state aid available for people who qualify.