Mental health is an essential component of overall health. Sometimes extra time, safety and space is needed for recovery. Residential treatment can be life-changing when an individual’s mental health is experiencing a steady decline or in crisis.
Particularly, if an individual’s daily functioning is greatly impaired or if their current mental health status poses a risk to themselves or others, it’s crucial to seek help in a timely manner. Residential mental health rehab treatment offers a safe and supportive environment for individuals to begin to heal from mental health disorders. With round-the-clock care, personalized therapy plans, structured activities, and access to essential resources such as medication management— mental health rehab at a designated mental health facility provides invaluable support.
What is Mental Health Rehab?
Healing takes time and intention. Residential mental health rehab treatment centers provide immersive mental health treatment in a safe and secure environment with 24-hour supervision and access to care. In residential treatment, individuals are able to safely address the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral impacts of mental health disorders without the stressors of everyday life that can trigger symptoms.
It’s common for people to seek help for themselves or a loved one at a mental health residential treatment program if their mental health is in serious decline or crisis. Signs may include:
- Detachment from reality
- Impairment or mental confusion
- Mood swings or psychosis
- High-risk behaviors
- Suicide thoughts or attempts
Residential mental health rehab treatment offers the opportunity to receive comprehensive mental health services including expert therapeutic care, evidence-based medication management, case management, life skills building, and other supportive services in a home-like environment. While it’s one of the more intensive levels of care, it’s much more comfortable than a treatment requiring hospitalization.
There are many benefits to participating in a mental health rehab treatment program. Mental health rehab encourages accountability, builds relationship skills, fosters the development of daily living skills, and builds self-esteem while learning to manage their mental health symptoms and mental health disorders. Because mental health rehab involves daily care, the approach is highly tailored and individualized. Within a mental health rehab program, individuals experience improved communication between staff and clinicians who specialize in different areas of mental health treatment, greater structure for daily activities, more consistent monitoring by medical and nursing personnel, enhanced safety due to 24/7 supervision, improved ability to focus on recovery without distractions from everyday life, and better coordination among multiple providers involved in one’s care plan.
What to Expect from Mental Health Rehab at Clear Recovery Center?
Clear Recovery Center offers one of Los Angeles’ leading mental health rehab programs for mental health. We provide comprehensive psychiatric treatment and residential rehabilitation services in a safe, supportive environment to adults 18 and older. Our programs offer comprehensive care, including individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, case management services, academic counseling and life skills training for mental health disorders (and substance use disorders).
Here’s what you can expect at Clear Recovery Center in Los Angeles:
Individual Therapy Sessions
Individual therapy is an important part of the recovery process at a mental health rehab facility. During these one-on-one sessions with a therapist or counselor, clients can explore their thoughts and feelings in order to gain insight into their condition and develop coping strategies for managing symptoms. Clients may also be given homework assignments such as journaling or reading materials related to their condition in order to further progress in treatment.
Group Therapy Sessions
Group counseling sessions serve as a core aspect of successful mental health rehab treatment. Group sessions cover a variety of topics such as mental health education, healthy coping mechanisms, relationships, and life skills. Groups take place daily, Monday to Sunday, and provide safe, structured environments where people can learn about their mental health and receive support and encouragement from others who are also in treatment.
Case Management Services
It is our strong belief that our clients, and their families need an advocate to help navigate the process of early recovery. Our case managers are knowledgeable and can provide help, guidance, support, comfort and assistance while the client focuses on what is most important – their recovery. We provide each resident with full and comprehensive case management throughout the entire treatment process: from the first phone call and consultation, to aftercare.
Therapeutic Family Therapy
Mental health crises do not occur in a vacuum. We understand that navigating complex mental health challenges does not only affect the individual dealing with the diagnosis, but the entire family as well. Family groups and private family therapy sessions can provide the resident and their loved ones with an opportunity to work on the process of recovery together. What often gets lost in the fights, disagreements, and conflict that can accompany mental health issues is the underlying love that family members have for one another. Family counseling sessions provide opportunities for loved ones to connect and fight the illness together, increasing the chances for sustained recovery.
Clear Recovery Center’s clinical staff will provide any client who is having an immediate mental health emergency and exhibiting acute psychiatric symptoms lasting less than 24 hours with a face-to-face crisis intervention to stabilize the individual and create and implement a safe appropriate plan for next steps and future treatment.
Understanding Levels of Care in Mental Health Treatment
Choosing a mental health treatment center should be based on the level of care needed. There are several levels of care available, each designed to meet the individual’s needs at any given stage of recovery.
Inpatient Mental Health Residential Treatment
Inpatient mental health residential treatment is one of the most intensive levels of care. Patients live onsite and receive 24/7 medical supervision as well as access to therapy, medication management, and other services such as life skills training and academic counseling. This type of program is typically recommended for those who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness or addiction and require more comprehensive support than outpatient services can provide. Additionally, residential treatment usually is the best level of care for individuals leaving a hospital or psychiatric acute care facility.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Partial hospitalization programs offer patients a step down from inpatient care. PHP allows patients to attend therapy sessions throughout the day, but they do not reside at the facility overnight like they would in an inpatient program. Typically, PHP involves 6 hours per day, five days per week. This level of care may be recommended for those who need additional structure after completing an inpatient program or who require more support than traditional outpatient services can provide but don’t necessarily need 24/7 supervision like they would if admitted into an inpatient program.Learn More
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Intensive Outpatient Programs, or IOPs, are comprehensive care programs that offer continued support to those experiencing mental health issues. An IOP typically falls between Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and traditional outpatient therapy which offers less structure but fewer visits per week compared to IOP. These programs provide more structure and structure than traditional outpatient therapy and typically take place three days per week, for three hours a day in an outpatient setting. They often focus on developing coping strategies and life skills to help individuals better manage their symptoms, improving overall function and quality of life.Learn More
The Benefits of Aftercare for Mental Health Recovery
Aftercare is an important part of mental health recovery. It provides individuals with the continued support and guidance they need to maintain their progress in recovery after leaving a residential treatment facility. Aftercare typically includes a variety of options, such as outpatient mental health treatment, mental health housing, and outpatient therapy.
Continuing Support and Guidance After Discharge: Aftercare programs provide ongoing support for individuals who have completed a residential program or are transitioning back into the community following hospitalization. Our network of former patients in Los Angeles and all across California provide an invaluable support system well after a stay at our mental health treatment center. From mental health rehab, to dual diagnosis, these treatment programs offer access to resources such as peer-support groups, educational classes on topics related to mental health and addiction, family education courses and more. This type of ongoing care helps ensure that individuals remain connected with supportive professionals even after they leave the safety of the treatment center environment.
Connecting with Peers in Recovery: One of the most beneficial aspects of aftercare is connecting with peers in recovery who understand what it’s like to live with mental illness or addiction issues firsthand. Through participation in peer-support groups or other activities offered through an aftercare program, individuals can gain valuable insight from others who have been through similar experiences while also providing much needed emotional support for one another during difficult times.