Mental health conditions are the most common causes of disability in the U.S. and worldwide. They can also lead to more serious and potentially life-threatening issues, if left untreated. Substance abuse and addiction can develop from efforts to self-medicate symptoms; and, overdose and suicide are a tragic and all-too-common outcome—yet there is hope. There is hope for healing in every mental health crisis or situation, no matter what the diagnosis is.
At FHE Health, we are able to treat the vast majority of primary mental health disorders, whether they occur on their own or with a secondary disorder like substance abuse. In the very rare case when we are not able to provide effective treatment, we can point you toward a quality provider that can.
If you’re feeling afraid, alone, or in despair because of a mental health problem, reach out to us by phone any time, day or night. We’re here to help you start feeling better and restore your mental health. For more information about our fully dedicated program for people whose mental illness is a primary condition, we invite you to read on.
The Reality of Mental Illness in America
In any given year, an estimated one in four Americans over the age of 18 suffers from a diagnosable mental illness. Anxiety and depression are the most prevalent psychiatric disorders, but rates of other illnesses such as bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have also risen. Mental health statistics in children largely tend to mirror these trends in adults. In short, mental illness is a very big “elephant in the room” and needs to be taken as seriously as other medical diagnoses.
The Stigmatization of Mental Health
Despite growing research in mental health that indicates genetics and other biological factors are at the root of mental illness for many individuals, mental health still holds a strong stigma in modern society. Unlike physical illnesses, mental disorders are often negatively stereotyped, leading to judgment and discrimination in the workplace, relationships, and even at home.
Until the passage of the Affordable Care Act, mental health did not have to be covered under most insurance plans, creating large holes in the accessibility of care. Even today, many employers do not see taking time off to treat mental illness in the same light as treating medical illness. Finding appropriate help can be a challenge, too; as therapy can be cost-prohibitive, those without insurance or with limited means may not be able to afford care. The end result of these and other factors is that many people in need of treatment go without it.
What Is Mental Health Rehab?
Sometimes speaking to a therapist may not be enough to manage a mental health issue. In these cases, a more comprehensive level of support in the form of mental health rehab can offer the stability and guidance necessary to facilitate meaningful progress and recovery.
Mental health rehab, similar to inpatient rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, is designed to help patients manage their symptoms, develop healthy coping tools, and learn to live a normal life with their diagnosis. Mental health disorders can manifest differently from one patient to another, which is why a customized treatment plan is key.
Mental Health Treatment at FHE Health
At FHE Health, our Mental Health Program is designed to meet the needs of those with primary mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and other conditions.
We take a comprehensive approach to mental, emotional, and psychological wellness. Our team of psychiatrists is available around the clock to provide counseling, psychopharmacology education, and medication management. Patients in our care receive five mental health groups a week, daily check-ins with therapists and doctors, and neurotherapy sessions that encourage positive results and personal development.
Our personalized mental health services include Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, mental health education, as well as supportive group therapy and practical coping skills. By blending a combination of clinical resources like behavioral therapy with holistic options like massage and acupuncture, we create treatment plans that serve every patient’s therapeutic needs.
Neurorehabilitation in Mental Health Treatment
Neurorehabilitation is a cutting-edge therapy that helps to rehabilitate the brain and boost the effectivenesss of therapy and medication. The benefits of our neuro therapies are a reduction in symptoms like anxiety, depression, insomnia and sleep disturbances, as well as greater resilience to stress. (Stress is a major contributor to brain dysfunction and mental health problems.) Using advanced neuro imaging technologies, we can identify problem areas in brain activity in order to provide targeted treatment for your unique symptoms. With the help of the same technologies, we also can monitor and evalaute your progress in treatment and tweak interventions where needed.
The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction
While 18 percent of Americans live with some form of mental illness, around 8.4 percent have a substance use disorder. Tragically, approximately eight million Americans live with both conditions, struggling to work through both symptoms of mental illness as well as the effects of addiction. Unfortunately, addiction often worsens the symptoms of mental illness as well; in worst-case scenarios, drug or alcohol use can even amplify or trigger conditions, like hallucinogenic drugs contributing to schizophrenia or a psychotic break.
Statistically, those with mental health disorders are more likely to use drugs or alcohol and are consequently more likely to develop an addiction. In many cases, this creates a vicious circle of sorts: Without self-medicating, it’s hard to find relief from the sensations caused by mental illness, but this, in turn, makes it harder to quit. For this reason, it’s exceptionally important that those with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addiction seek professional help specific to both substance use and mental health.
For those with co-occurring disorders, rehabilitation that ignores one aspect or the other can lead to treatment that fails to address the reality of the situation, causing ineffective therapies and a heightened risk of relapse. Instead, psychologists and psychiatrists should be prepared to address the root causes of illness and addiction as much as possible rather than focusing on surface-level symptoms.
How FHE Health Can Help
With the prevalence of both mental illness and addiction in the United States, help that can guide patients in all walks of life is essential. FHE Health provides a path forward for those with mental illness, a substance use disorder, or a combination of the two. Through our fully dedicated and separate treatment program for patients whose primary diagnosis is a mental health condition, we can provide a safe, stable place for participants to come to terms with their situation, learn how to cope with and manage their symptoms, and achieve a significantly better quality of life.
We pride ourselves in being on the forefront of mental health care, offering cutting-edge approaches that integrate the medical, psychiatric, and clinical components of treatment. Our experts firmly believe that any mental health diagnosis should be quantifiable, giving us the ability to create, gauge, and improve upon treatment goals for the benefit of every member of our community.
We realize that mental illness comes in many different forms and that effective treatment options must accommodate a wide range of needs. We are able to assist with different types of mental health disorders including:
If you or someone you love is suffering from a mental health issue and feels like there is no way out, help is here. FHE Health is committed to providing personalized resources for those facing mental illness, using proven techniques and cutting-edge innovations to pave a path to a brighter future.
For more information, contact us at (833) 596-3502 or online via our contact form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you lead your best life yet.
Mental Health Conditions We Treat
ADD & ADHD
Disorder in which individuals display characteristics such as distraction, impulsiveness, hyperactivity and poor attention.Learn More
Anxiety can be described as the constant feeling of an alarm going off when an individual feels stressed or threatened.Learn More
A disorder which causes changes in an individual’s moods, energy levels and prevents the ability to handle day to day tasks.Learn More
When left untreated, depression can lead to serious long-term effects, such as feelings of loneliness and thoughts of suicide.Learn More
A condition in which an individual displays abnormal eating habits, negatively affecting one’s mental and physical health.Learn More
A mental health disorder in which individuals frequently experience repetitive, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.Learn More
A personality disorder can significantly disrupt the lives of both the affected person and those who care about that person.> Learn More
A disorder that may develop after experiencing or witnessing something traumatic, shocking, scary, or life threatening.Learn More
Most individuals suffering with a substance abuse disorder may want to quit using, but the urges are too strong to control.Learn More