Since thousands of Americans suffer from mental health or psychiatric conditions, various treatments are available to help victims achieve strength and recovery. Struggling with mental health can be challenging, but with the proper treatment, it can be managed, even if it runs in your family. No specific treatment works for everyone, and individuals may even choose a combination of treatments that work best for them. Struggling with mental health can look different. Some of the most common forms include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating Disorders
Due to mental health conditions being able to affect someone's mood, thoughts, behaviors, and feelings, it's important to seek proper treatment. Consulting a professional is always recommended when trying to figure out which treatment options is best, here are traditional mental health treatment options:
This is also referred to as psycho or talk therapy. This form of treatment explores the individual's feelings, behaviors, and thoughts to improve their well-being. It's usually done one-on-one but can also be with your family or in a group setting. Counseling is not only recommended for people suffering from mental health conditions but can also be beneficial to individuals who are going through challenging situations in life, such as divorce or grief. Examples include exposure therapy, behavioral therapy, etc.
These are meetings individuals struggling with mental health issues can go to meet with other victims and guide each other to achieving their shared goal. Although typically conducted by nonprofessionals, engaging with peers who have suffered (or are suffering) similar experiences can still be beneficial. Self-help and support groups can also provide resources, tips, and sometimes even friendships making it easier to live with mental health conditions.
Medication Prescribed by a Doctor
Being prescribed medication is also a common form of treatment for mental health conditions. Although they do not cure health problems or psychiatric disorders, they are shown to help improve symptoms. One of the most effective ways to promote recovery is through counseling and medication prescribed by a psychotherapist.
Hospitalization or Residential Treatment Programs
in some cases, mental health issues become so severe that being hospitalized or placed in a long-term program is the best option. This usually becomes necessary when an individual does not adequately take care of themselves or is in danger of self-harm or hurting others. This treatment option allows the individual to be closely monitored and adjust medications when the illness temporarily worsens.
Other Types of Therapy
Sometimes, the answer to an individual's mental health illness is creative or physical activities. Things like exercise, yoga, and meditation can help relieve symptoms. For others, expressing themselves creatively through music, movement, art, or writing can also be an effective form of therapy.
Things to Remember
It's essential to be aware of symptoms of mental health challenges. Signs to be mindful of include:
- Extreme mood changes
- Feeling sad or depressed
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Intense feelings of guilt, anger, or fear
- Suicidal or self-harm thoughts
- Trouble concentration
- Paranoia, hallucinations or delusions
- Thinking about hurting yourself or others.
Don't be afraid to ask for help. You have many treatment options available to you. Mental illness is nothing to be embarrassed by or ashamed of. Being aware of mental health issues and learning the truth can help you and others. It can even save lives.
It's very common to see individuals who suffer from mental health conditions not get the help they need because they are afraid of the things others will think about them. Failing to treat conditions properly can be dangerous and cause them to become worse. Never be afraid to ask for help. It can save a life.
We Can Help
Seeking proper mental healthcare treatment can help you recognize and address your mental health rights at work. If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination due to your mental health care issues, you may be able to seek legal action. Here at Barkhordarian Law Firm, our team of skilled attorneys are here to help you protect your rights. Let us advocate for you.
Call us today at (888) 514-5112 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation with a member of our team.