It can be tough to know where to start when searching for quality mental health care. This is especially true when someone is also struggling with a mental health issue. If you’re seeking treatment, rest assured you have great options at your disposal. At Northpoint Recovery, we understand that addiction and mental health are intimately connected.
Many individuals turn to drugs or alcohol to help them manage depression, anxiety, or trauma symptoms. This is an understandable response, but it puts the individual at a much higher risk of developing a substance use disorder (drug addiction or alcohol). At the same time, this self-medicating doesn’t address the underlying mental health issue. Often, it only worsens the condition. This is why it’s vital to find the right mental health treatment and support. Reach out to us today at Northpoint Recovery.
How Do I Know if I Need Mental Health Treatment?
If you’re struggling with a mental illness and substance use problem that’s causing serious disruption to your daily functioning, relationships, or ability to work or attend school, inpatient care might be right for you. You’ll want to discuss your symptoms with a licensed mental health professional before making any decisions, but here are some signs you might have a mental illness:
- You’re no longer invested in activities or relationships that used to give you pleasure.
- Extreme mood changes have become common for you.
- You’re experiencing high levels of anger or hostility.
- Sometimes your thinking is detached from reality, and you may have paranoia or hallucinations.
- Paranoia is unfounded mistrust, or belief others are persecuting you. Hallucinations are sensory perceptions of people, things, or phenomena that aren’t there.
- You often feel down or sad.
- Feelings of guilt or shame are commonplace and extreme.
- Other people are hard to relate to or connect with.
There have been recent major changes to your sex drive.
- It’s difficult for you to concentrate.
- You’re experiencing suicidal thinking.
- Unexplained physical pain is an issue for you.
Finding the Support You Need
In your search for a mental health treatment program, always make sure the options you’re considering are reputable. School counselors, therapists, and doctors are great resources if you’re at the beginning stages of this journey. They can help point you toward facilities with which they or their colleagues are personally familiar.
What to Expect From Treatment
If you and your doctor have determined that inpatient care is right for you, it’s helpful to understand what these programs entail. To get you started, here are a few common features:
- 24-hour care: You will live at the mental health hospital and receive care, supervision, and medical monitoring from licensed doctors and care staff.
- Your period of inpatient care will probably be limited to about three months at a time at most.
- You’ll benefit from nutritious meals, exercise, and other enrichment activities.
- Talk therapy will occur multiple times per week, both one-on-one and probably in group settings.
At Northpoint Recovery, cognitive-behavioral therapy and several other therapies help individuals identify, explore, and overcome their mental health issues. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a skills-based approach to talk therapy. Therapists strive to give clients the resources they’ll need following the treatment program. Clients learn to identify and shift negative thought patterns, build personal insight and awareness, generate motivation, and refine decision-making skills. We’re able to work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis (co-occurring mental health issues and substance use), and many other concerns. What are these two modalities?
Learn More About Inpatient Treatment at Northpoint Recovery Now
If you or a loved one could benefit from the services of a mental health treatment program, let Northpoint Recovery help you take the first steps. Learn more about our top-rated inpatient mental health treatment programs by calling 208.486.0130 today.