a young man talking to his doctor about mental health treatmentMental health is just as important as physical health. However, many individuals tend to neglect their mental wellbeing. Ignoring mental health struggles or assuming it will improve on its own is not just unrealistic, but it can be damaging to the individual’s health and those around them. If you or a loved one is finding it very difficult to cope with general, everyday activities or aren’t able to respond appropriately to events; then mental health treatment is likely necessary. Fortunately, Sierra Sage Recovery Services understands how important positive mental health is. We provide comprehensive and customized therapies to help individuals heal and improve their overall wellbeing.

Why You May Need Mental Health Treatment

Mental health conditions can arise for a variety of reasons. Sometimes individuals struggle to maintain good mental health due to issues in their home life or work environment. They may have a family history of mental health disorders, perhaps they’ve experienced a past or recent trauma, or they are struggling with substance use disorder (an abuse of drugs or alcohol). An individual may need mental health treatment of they are experiencing any of the following:

  • Sudden and severe mood swings: One sign an individual needs a mental health treatment program is when they aren’t able to maintain a stable mood. Mental health conditions often reveal themselves in rapid, obvious mood swings or gross overreactions to ordinary events.
  • Persistent worry or sadness: It’s not uncommon to worry. However, when someone experiences excessive anxiousness that persists for more than a few days, they may suffer from an anxiety disorder. Similarly, if feelings of hopelessness or sadness last more than a week, an individual most likely is experiencing a depressive disorder. Depression and anxiety are the two most common mental health disorders.
  • Reliving past experiences: For some individuals, events in their past have such an intense impact they can’t escape psychologically and emotionally reliving the experience. This is one of the aspects of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Trauma from a past, and even forgotten event can impact one’s emotional and mental health in the present. Similarly, recent trauma can often affect not just one’s psychological wellbeing but physical health. Addressing and treating trauma is one way mental health treatment can help an individual.
  • Self-Medicating: Often, individuals will turn to drugs or alcohol to mask their discomfort due to mental health conditions. Unfortunately, using substances in this way causes the underlying mental health conditions to worsen while also putting the individual at greater risk of developing a dependency or addiction.

What You Can Expect

When you or a loved one comes to Sierra Sage for mental health treatment, the first step will be a comprehensive evaluation. Working with the individual, our counselors, and therapists will determine what issues are currently troubling the individual. They examine how the individual has been coping, take a complete medical history to determine what if any medications are being taken or that might help, and discuss courses of action. Alongside our team of experts, individuals will create a customized treatment plan that has clearly defined goals for healing.

In this way, our mental health treatment program can help improve:

  • Personal or family relationships
  • Functioning in social settings
  • Performance at work or school

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Some mental health conditions develop gradually, and others occur suddenly. Therefore, it’s important to stay aware of how your mental health is faring. Just like exercise and proper diet help keep you physically healthy, talking with counselors or therapists in a mental health treatment program can keep you mentally healthy. Sierra Sage Recovery Services offers expensive mental health treatment to address issues like depression, anxiety, or dual diagnosis treatment should individuals also be struggling with substance use disorder. Contact Sierra Sage Recovery Services today at 833.922.2884 to learn more about our programs.