Outpatient Mental Health
Outpatient Mental Health
If you or someone you know struggles with their mental health, it may be time to consider treatment options. For many people, the word “treatment” conjures up images of locked facilities where visiting hours are strictly regulated. While this type of treatment does exist and can be very helpful, a less-restrictive therapeutic environment can be helpful as well. Outpatient mental health programs offer the same quality of treatment as inpatient programs but with more freedom and flexibility.
What is outpatient treatment for mental health?
Outpatient treatment refers to non-residential treatment, in which the patient spends structured time in treatment during the day or evening and returns home each night. People who choose to participate in outpatient mental health treatment do so for a variety of reasons. They may have small children at home or businesses to run and cannot take weeks or months out of their lives to live in a residential facility. Others may be transitioning out of an inpatient program but still require the support and structure that outpatient treatment provides. Outpatient treatment programs are beneficial for those with mild to moderate symptoms who have a strong support system at home.
Types of outpatient mental health programs
Benefits of outpatient treatment for mental health
– Maintain commitments and responsibilities with work and school
– Apply the skills and strategies they learn in treatment to real life situations
– Stay connected with their treatment team and remain accountable to their personalized care plan
– Transition slowly back into everyday situations, equipped with tools to help optimize their independence and live a meaningful life
Your mental health is key to living a rich and meaningful life. If you’re struggling with symptoms of mental illness or addiction, we can help you manage your symptoms, develop coping skills, and optimize your mental health. In our clinic, we specialize in the treatment of depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and more. For more information on our outpatient mental health services, please contact us at 847-306-9406.
I was quite literally standing on an edge, ready to jump off. And now I haven’t had a thought like that in weeks. I’m feeling a lot more like myself from my golden days. I’m, like, ready to start working on things again. It’s been really, really exciting. Having the energy to do that, just do things again.
When you’re you’re stuck in these places of depression and PTSD and anxiety, it’s like, you’re not really living a life, you’re just trying to manage a life. And, you know, I feel like, for the first time in a really long time, I’m living a life.
My parents didn’t realize what I had was depression, pretty serious depression too, for quite a long time. I came to serenity because I went to numerous doctors and tried numerous different medications for treating depression and anxiety with no luck… Like a month or two later (after starting TMS), I just felt fantastic.