There is some debate over whether it is better to receive mental health treatment as an inpatient or an outpatient. It very much depends on your personal circumstances and the nature of your mental health problem. Here at Casa Recovery, we offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment options to suit your unique needs – we don’t just throw a one-size-fits-all approach at every patient, but create individualized treatment plans for each person. Read on to see which program might best fit your needs.
Inpatient mental health treatment involves round the clock residential care. This is particularly effective for clients with severe psychiatric symptoms, or significant risk factors who need structure and supervision. Inpatient care aims to help you reach a level of mental stability in a safe environment with clinical experts and a psychiatric team on hand to provide the intensive level of care you may require if you are suffering severe symptoms and may present a risk to yourself or others.
An inpatient program allows you to focus on your recovery while being monitored and while any medication or other treatments are being assessed to achieve the right formula for you. You will receive emotional support and learn coping skills, relaxation techniques, and how to prevent relapse. Co-existing issues such as substance abuse will also be addressed. Inpatient care is beneficial if you find it difficult to manage your medication or struggle to eat properly and care for yourself while you are dealing with a mental health crisis.
Outpatient mental health treatment can be a continuation of inpatient treatment, offering continued support once you are over the initial crisis and have stabilized. Outpatient mental health care is also considered beneficial if you have mild to moderate symptoms, can function independently and have a strong support network.
When receiving outpatient care, your plan will be individualized and involve regular attendance at a treatment facility, with the frequency and intensity being determined by specialists based on need. You will have access to the medical, psychological, and educational services of the treatment center where the techniques you learn can then be practiced in your home environment and everyday life. Outpatient programs require dedication, commitment and a degree of self-motivation. Being monitored during your progress can help you to achieve a degree of independence and achieve your long-term mental health goals.
Being in a healing setting around the clock means you are very likely to receive the right sort of care for your specific illness. You will be in a safe place, with people who understand the nature of your illness and who are trained to deal with it in a variety of effective ways. Inpatient mental health care works because you have the chance to stabilize and be looked after while you do it. This gives the time and space needed to establish an ongoing program of recovery for you with the help of experts who will get to know you as an individual.
Attending a mental health facility as an outpatient allows you the freedom to continue living in your home while your individual psychological needs are met by a team of professionals who will provide you with the right amount of care and support to ensure your mental health in the long term.
If you have a mental health problem, why not contact us at Casa Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA. At our recovery center in Orange County we offer inpatient and outpatient treatment in a friendly environment. We use a holistic approach to treatment and we offer therapies for your mind, spirit, and body to help you on your way to a happier future. Contact us today to discuss your treatment options.