Depression. Anxiety. Bipolar. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Mental disorders take many different forms, ranging in severity from individual to individual. Naturally, it makes sense that treatment for mental illness also comes in a variety of different forms.
Which one is right for you? In this post you’ll learn the difference between three of the most common treatment options for mental illness.
How to Pick the Right Treatment for Mental Illness
Maybe you’ve tried dealing with depression on your own. Or, maybe you’re having a hard time managing social anxiety disorder and you’re ready for professional help. No matter which type of mental illness you’re struggling with, the right professional treatment could help you find your path to recovery. Let’s take a closer look at three mental illness treatments.
1. Mental Health Residential Treatment
What it is: Residential treatment for mental illness means temporarily living in a rehab center where you’ll benefit from 24-hour support from a team of caring mental health professionals.
What it’s like: The best residential treatment centers will be comfortable and home-like, offering elegant, modern furnishings and a well-structured recovery program that addresses your physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing.
2. Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Treatment
What it is: Partial hospitalization is similar to residential treatment, but with the added flexibility of being able to live at home.
What it’s like: Typically, people who choose this option will spend five days a week (six-to-eight hours per day) at the treatment center, returning home each night. Partial hospitalization is well-structured, intensive and tailored to your specific needs.
3. Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
What it is: IOP treatment is an alternative level of care that typically lasts for about eight weeks, depending on your needs.
What it’s like: Most IOP programs will convene three times per week for about three hours per session. Participants can choose daytime sessions or nighttime sessions based on what works for their schedules. IOP treatment can be used as a “step-down” from the above treatment options, or as a stand-alone solution.
Which Treatment for Mental Illness is Right for You?
At Growth Extended we strongly believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to treating mental illness. That’s why we offer all of the above options, and more. It’s also why our clients receive a free initial evaluation designed to help determine the right fit. Where will your path to recovery lead? Call us today, or fill out our form to find out.