What Is Mental Health and Mental Illness?
Mental health is generally defined as
“a state of successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with challenges.”
When someone has a mental illness, also called a mental health disorder, it means that their mental function, mood, or behavior are altered in a way that causes significant distress or impaired functioning. They may struggle with daily tasks and interactions or be completely unable to go to work or maintain healthy relationships. The current understanding is that these differences in mental health are due to interactions between social, environmental, and genetic factors over one’s lifetime.
How Common Are Mental Health Disorders in the United States?
Disorders that impact mental health are prevalent in the U.S and are one of the leading causes of disability. In 2019, researchers who conducted a national survey estimated
that 51.1 million adults in the U.S. suffered from mental illness. That represents 20.6% of all adults. Of those individuals, only about 23 million received mental health services in the past year.
Many people who need mental health services don’t ever receive them. They may not know about what services are available or they may be too afraid to seek treatment due to the stigma surrounding mental health disorders that still exists in our communities. However, treatment is often necessary to manage or recover from mental illness.
Which Mental Health Disorders Are Treated at Casa Recovery?
Comprehensive treatment provided by compassionate and experienced clinical staff can support clients on their journey to a happy and productive life. Understanding which mental health disorders a facility can treat is an important first step in getting the help a person really needs.
Our mental health program at Casa Recovery is equipped to treat a number of disorders, including:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Factitious Disorders
- Delusional Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
- Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD)
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Dual Diagnosis Disorders
Our mental health program takes a trauma-informed approach that considers the possibility that a client has experienced traumatic events during childhood or adulthood that may have led them to their current state. We treat trauma directly and consider its role in disorders associated with traumatic experiences like PTSD
and anxiety disorders
. We also treat substance use disorders and addiction in a dual diagnosis program
as substance use disorders frequently occur alongside these mental health conditions.
For more information on how we treat substance use disorders, please see our alcohol addiction
and drug addiction
How Does Casa Recovery Treat Mental Health Disorders?
People who are unfamiliar with the world of mental illness might misunderstand the nature of many mental health conditions. They may even be unaware that mental health disorders can be treated effectively to promote long-term mental health and wellness.
Our mental health treatment program seeks to do just that—promote long-term mental health and wellness by providing clients with an opportunity to learn about their condition through psychoeducation and engage in individual and group therapies designed to address different dimensions of mental distress. Depending on the condition and its severity, medications may also be prescribed to assist alongside psychotherapy.
Which Therapies Are Available?
Mental health conditions don’t fit nicely into one simple category. There are many types and each can manifest a little differently from person to person, resulting in experiences, symptoms, and treatment paths that can vary substantially. That is why we offer various treatment options which can include individual and group therapies as well as medication management.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
is the foundation for many of these therapies and takes a primary focus on ongoing issues in a person’s life as opposed to what led up to them. The priority of CBT is to have the client develop strategies to deal with the challenges of life. CBT can be used to treat most conditions listed.
Our team is trained in guiding clients through the following therapies for mental health disorders:
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and personality disorders.
- Somatic Therapy/Experiencing for trauma, PTSD, somatic symptom disorder and chronic pain
- Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for trauma, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, BPD, and interpersonal issues.
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) for disorders associated with self-defeating behaviors and feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, extreme anger, and stress.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for general anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, eating disorders, and social anxiety.
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurring episodes of depression or unhappiness and to prevent relapse, generalized anxiety disorders, and anger management.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, OCD, and somatic symptom disorder.
What Are the Features of the Mental Health Program?
Clients who enroll in our mental health treatment program will have access to a number of services that will help them take care of their condition. Depending on the individual’s unique circumstances, the following services are available in our treatment program:
- Intensive day and outpatient therapeutic programming
- Psychiatric assessment upon intake
- Individualized treatment planning
- Small treatment setting with a trauma-informed approach
- Weekly individual psychiatry appointments
- Weekly check-ins with nursing staff
- Medication management
- Weekly Individual psychotherapy
- Weekly small group therapy and psychoeducation
- Weekly family therapy
- Neuropsychological assessments
- Holistic and experiential modalities such as massage, therapeutic yoga, dance movement, meditation, art therapy, and nutrition
- Discharge planning with coordination of aftercare appointments
- Safe and comfortable supportive living / transitional housing environments
Our clinical staff specializes in co-occurring disorders, such as trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and substance use disorders, and includes:
Casa Recovery is a treatment facility that is committed to clinical excellence and quality care. We are proud to offer highly personalized and affordable treatment for those struggling with mental illness. Start your journey to healing by calling (888) 928-2272.
- Physician assistants
- Registered nurse
- Clinical Psychologist
- Marriage & family therapists
- Case managers
- Massage therapists
- Yoga instructor
- Guided meditation instructor