Mental and physical health are connected
We are constantly learning more about how our mental health affects our physical health and vice-versa. In fact, many forms of mental illness are the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Specific disorders require psychiatric care
Sometimes counseling and community support are not enough and a person will need medication to help them recover. If a client’s condition warrants it, our psychiatrists may prescribe medication. The medication’s effects are closely monitored and adjustments are made as necessary.
Each client’s physical condition is closely supervised and depending on need, the treatment team may include:
- Social Workers
- Other specially trained staff
A large part of what we do is to prevent hospitalization by creating crisis intervention plans before an emergency occurs.
Our professionals work with the entire family to create a plan to minimize symptoms and maximize successes so fathers, mothers and children can live as fulfilling a life as possible. Families are educated on the diagnosis and any medicines being taken. They’re also coached about nutrition and lifestyle behaviors that affect well-being.
We believe in helping clients heal on all fronts. That’s why we promote recovery for persons with severe mental disabilities by linking them to community job training programs, supportive housing and skill-building groups.
Our new treatment model for young adults called renew is an intensive diversion program designed to prevent 18- to 25-year-olds from returning to mental health hospitals.