Mental Health Disorders – Treatment and Counseling Services, DBT Therapy

Mental Health Disorders

Addiction Is Often Just The Symptom Of The Bigger Problem.

Mental Health Disorders refer to the medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. They can be the reason a person begins to use drugs or alcohol in the first place. Unfortunately, sometimes instead of seeking proper treatment, many will try to manage their mental health disorders on their own. While exercise, eating right and getting enough sleep are great tools in a toolbox to help someone struggling with a mental health condition, specific treatments like therapy and medication are actually the keys to real recovery.

Mental Illnesses Include :

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

Signs And Symptoms Of Mental Illness Can Vary, Depending On the Particular Disorder, Circumstances And Other Factors. Mental Illness Symptoms Can Affect Emotions, Thoughts And Behaviors, Evidenced By:

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thoughts

In 2012, an estimated 43.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States suffered from a mental illness in the past year. In 2012, 6.9 percent of adults aged 18 or older (16.0 million people) had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.

However, in 2012, only 34.1 million persons aged 18 or older received mental health treatment or counseling during the past 12 months.

That number should be higher. Addiction Campuses can help. We offer treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, attachment disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia and we are equipped with the best clinicians, counselors and programs to help you through this time.

Addressing Mental Health Disorders:

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of mental illness provided by a trained mental health professional. Psychotherapy explores thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and seeks to improve an individual’s well-being.

At Addiction Campuses, in addition to our three prong model of spirituality, medical and mental health approach we specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a highly successful type of cognitive behavioral therapy. It is based on a bio-social theory that states that problems develop from the interaction of biological factors (physiological makeup) and environmental factors (learning history), which together create difficulty managing emotions.

To reach the ultimate goal of DBT-creating a life worth living-the therapy balances empathy and warm acceptance (validation) with an unwavering focus on changing problem behavior (problem-solving). Through this balance, DBT aims to help change the behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associated with problems in living, while promoting the development of and reliance on inner wisdom.
Positively changing these patterns makes recovery constant and lasting.

Medication

Medication does not outright cure mental illness. However, it may help with the management of symptoms. Medication paired with psychotherapy is the most effective way to promote recovery.

Case Management

Case management coordinates services for an individual with the help of a case manager. A case manager can help asses, plan, and implement a number of strategies to facilitate recovery.

Hospitalization

In a minority of cases, hospitalization may be necessary so that an individual can be closely monitored, accurately diagnosed or have medications adjusted when his or her mental illness temporarily worsens.

Support Groups

A support group is a group meeting where members guide each other towards the shared goal of recovery. Support groups are often comprised of nonprofessionals, but peers that have suffered from similar experiences.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Complementary & Alternative Medicine, or CAM, refers to treatment and practices that are not typically associated with standard care. CAM may be used in place of or addition to standard health practices.

Self Help Plan

A self-help plan is a unique health plan where an individual addresses his or her condition by implementing strategies that promote wellness. Self-help plans may involve addressing wellness, recovery, triggers or warning signs.

Consult with the experts at Addiction Campuses. We have the facilities, medical staff and masters-level therapists who know specifically how to help you or your loved one with their challenges. Mental illness is a real medical condition that with proper medical care and counseling treatment – can be cured. Call today to find out how you can help yourself or your loved one with their mental health struggles.

24 / 7 Mental Health Support Hotline: 1-888-614-2251

One year ago, my son took a huge step in the right direction as I dropped him off at Addiction Campuses of Tennessee, Spring 2 Life Campus. That decision will change his life and impact our family forever. We are eternally grateful to Addiction Campuses of Tennessee for helping turn our son around and get him started in a new life! We love our new family at ACTN!

—- Connie White, Mother of an ACTN Spring 2 Life Campus graduate