Behavioral Health Treatment

The importance of emotional well-being

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Behavioral health issues are connected to a variety of mental illnesses, mental disorders and substance abuse. One’s emotional wellness is just as important as one’s physical health since, the emotional well-being is a key component to recovery.

An individual with behavioral health issues, needs to be treated for any co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. Through this process of dual diagnosis, Sovereign Health can search for and treat co-occurring and debilitating conditions which could lead to relapse and re-admission. Fortunately, many people who deal with behavioral health issues can adjust to life with the help from medication and therapy.
Sovereign Health offers inpatient programs which can help the patient recover in a supporting atmosphere and learn tips for living and functioning in society with the illness. The key to living with a behavioral or mental health issue is through treatment and building a network of support. Do not be afraid to seek treatment for a behavioral health issue as it will drastically alter one’s life.

Behavioral health covers process addictions like gambling or kleptomania; it is also an umbrella term that includes a wide variety of mental health conditions. The Sovereign Health Group treats mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and schizoaffective disorder.

If untreated, behavioral health issues can interfere with a person’s work, social life and day to day functions. Behavioral health treatment at Sovereign Health mainly focuses on mental health disorders. While Sovereign Health can treat addiction or substance abuse alongside a mental disorder, Sovereign also offers programs solely treating mental health issues.

What are behavioral health issues?

Because behavioral health disorders have a variety of forms, there is no single set of symptoms. However, the Mayo Clinic provides a list of some common behavioral changes signaling a possible disorder. They include:

  • Excessive fears or worries
  • 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
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thinking

The stigma on mental illness leads many to believe that any internal or mental struggle spells the end of life as they know it. In reality, treatment is not only available, but can lead to a prosperous and successful life.

Some individuals will only need therapy once a week, while others may need intensive care with a program at an inpatient facility. There are intensive outpatient programs, or IOPs, for those dealing with a mental illness. IOP patients will visit a facility several hours each day to receive treatment; then return home after.

In other cases, people may remain at home, but have caregivers visit to offer assistance on a daily basis. Through treatment, people can learn to cope with their condition, re-gaining control of their life. It is crucial that each individual receive a professional diagnosis and assessment before seeking treatment.

Treatment at the Sovereign Health Group

Sovereign Health conducts a thorough assessment of each patient for their treatment history, family history and psychiatric evaluation. Since patients can have several co-occurring conditions, it is important to treat all conditions and prevent relapse. Once a condition has been identified, Sovereign Health will develop a personalized treatment method.

There is no single treatment method for an individual with a mental illness. A personalized treatment plan will take the individual’s needs into consideration. While staying at a facility such as Sovereign Health, patients will stay in comfortable housing with others going through similar situations.

Sovereign Health provides a variety of therapy methods including dialectical or cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, yoga, equine therapy and art therapy. The San Clemente, California, Sovereign Health facility also offers neurofeedback therapy. This form of therapy maps a patient’s brainwaves assists the individual in improving self-regulation.

We also have an extensive aftercare program, T.E.A.M., Technologically Enhanced Aftercare Monitoring, which provides support for those returning to their everyday life and helps them prevent relapse. A patient may complete treatment at a facility and maintain a monitored style of living for support. Recovery can be a lifelong process in some situations, but it can be a wonderful and healthy one.

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