MENTAL ILLNESS:

GETTING HELP

Below you will find a brief description of different types of treatment for mental illnesses and substance abuse and links to some local resources that can provide you with help. With any treatment, a good place to start is by talking to a health care professional to do a formal assessment and referral to the appropriate treatment.

Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Therapy provides intensive clinical therapeutic services to children adolescents, and adults with identified mental health or substance abuse diagnosis. This type of treatment is beneficial for those looking to have individualized therapy to work through mental health struggles like self-harm, suicidality, anxiety, depression, etc. This type of treatment is generally fairly low in intensity. 

Partial Programs

Partial hospitalization is a structured program of outpatient psychiatric services provided to patients as an alternative to inpatient psychiatric care. It's more intense than the care you get in a doctor's or therapist's office. While different programs offer different structures and schedules, participants will generally be in a therapuetic group setting from approximately 9am - 3pm under the guidance of licensed hospital psychiatric personell. 

A great resource for finding treatment is the Behavorail Health Treatment Services Locator from SAMHSA and can be found here!  The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities and programs in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. You can insert specific criteria for insurance and types of therapies.

Inpatient 
Hospitalization

Inpatient hospitalization programs provide 24-hour services, delivered in a licensed hospital setting. These programs provide clinical intervention for mental health or substance use diagnoses, or both (known as "dual diagnosis). Typically, inpatient hospitalizations can last anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on the facility and course of treatment. Reasons for inpatient hospitalization include serious self-harm, suicidality, or symptoms of psychosis. 

Did You Know?

There are online forums on Reddit that can be a great support resource with 24/7 access to groups with different topics regarding addiction and mental health.