Mental Health Treatment Options

Every individual afflicted by a mental health disorder has a unique experience which is influenced by their own personal struggles and specific situations. In an effort to keep up with the medically advancing world, treatment centers and care services have similarly adapted the efficacy of their programs by developing an assortment of cutting-edge programs. Each specific program concentrates on a branch of psychosocial treatment or health and wellness training that will equip individuals with essential life tools to thrive with.

After consulting with one of our qualified specialists, a patient may be referred to a psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental health clinician. Depending on one’s circumstances, a treatment may be recommended at an outpatient program or take place at a local, residential facility.
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In most cases of mental illness, there is not a simple or single solution that magically fixes everything. In successful cases, combinations of treatment plans are utilized to maximize a person’s progress. In addition, a team approach is usually necessary to make sure all your psychiatric, medical and social needs are met. At the California Mental Health Helpline, our team goes over a list of different options targeted at identifying and and all possible problems one might have, assesses what plan suits you best and gets you started on the road to recovery. To begin your recovery today you can contact us online or call for a consultation at 855-559-3923.

Your treatment options

  • Therapy

    Therapeutic programs include a mix of psychosocial treatments, such as psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy, which provide support, education and guidance to individuals and groups of people. While each program is distinctive, therapy aims to lessen symptoms and identify additional issues that may be worsening the disorder, within a comfortable and non-judgmental environment.

  • Medicine

    While mental illnesses are not instantly cured by prescribed medications, medication can often improve symptoms and benefit the recovery process. It is important that this process is conducted under strict medical supervision in order to determine the recommended length of time and frequency of each dosage. A person may have to try more than one form of medication before finding the one that is the most effective.

  • Drug rehabilitation

    In some cases of mental health individuals may turn to alcohol or drug use to attempt to deal with their symptoms. It is vital though that substance use is stopped as soon as possible to ensure an effective recovery. When seeking help in ceasing substance abuse, detoxification is always the first step. This is achieved by medically-supervised procedures at a mental health treatment center or a similar facility to avoid complications and provide the utmost support. Once detox is accomplished, treatment can begin addressing any underlying or pre-existing conditions attached to the substance-related disorder. Rehabilitative services train individuals to respond to their internal struggles and external stressors in an effective manner.

  • Dual diagnosis

    As in cases of substance use or various psychological issues, someone diagnosed with a mental health disorder are also quite likely to have an undiagnosed but related condition. If both conditions are not treated at the same time, there is a substantially higher risk of relapse. To help prevent this, treatment in these types of situations tends to be more complex for patients with concurrent conditions. The first step is finding an admissions process that systematically screens for all types of associated disorders.

  • Long term recovery

    Mental health and wellness is an ongoing process beyond one’s time with therapy, medication or rehabilitation. In contrast to a temporary phase in one’s life, living healthy and sober is actually a lifestyle that all people have the potential to achieve. While maintaining clean habits may seem exhausting at first, there are a couple of everyday routines that can keep you on the right track. In addition to further therapy, recording thoughts in a journal or blog, remaining active and striving to recognize all sources of positivity in your life can be a huge help!