Studies show that 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience a mental illness, yet less than half of these people receive mental health services to address these issues. This is in part due to the societal and cultural stigmas surrounding accessing services, and because often times, people don’t recognize they have the need for help, particularly as the symptoms can range from mild feelings of depression to anxiety attacks or suicidal ideation. And although medication can be helpful in managing symptoms, it does not address the underlying causes of mental health disorders.
At Roots, we have developed a program that is specifically designed to address the unique needs of people experiencing mental health disorders. Roots Through Recovery’s Primary Mental Health program provides trauma-focused treatment for people who are facing mental health issues, including:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Attachment Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
Much like our substance abuse program, the Roots primary mental health program is built on a foundation of mind, body and spirit-centered approaches to identify and heal the underlying issues, and develop useful tools and skills to manage your daily life. Some of these groups include mindfulness, grief and loss, self-esteem, medication management, forgiveness and gratitude, wellness and nutrition, healthy relationships and attachment, as well as art therapy, music therapy, and other experiential groups.
Our expert team of mental health professionals includes a psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists. All of our groups are facilitated by a mental health professional who specializes in that particular modality to ensure that our clients receive the best care possible. You will also work closely with your individual therapist, who will do deeper work with you, and with your loved ones in family therapy.
While at Roots, you will receive a psychiatric evaluation and receive proper medication, as needed. Our nursing staff will provide you with medication management support as well.
HOW WE TREAT MENTAL HEALTH
We provide the tools and support to effectively and safely address mental health issues in treatment. Below are the steps we take to support people in need of mental health services.
Assessment for Mental Health
The first thing we do with every client is conduct a thorough assessment of your medical and treatment history, family and personal issues and mental health, legal issues and other information to better understand your specific needs and help you find treatment, whether it’s with us or with another program that is more appropriate.
Intervention for Mental Health
Sometimes the identified patient is a family member or loved one of the person contacting us, and the person needing treatment might not be ready for treatment. To support the person and their family, we provide intervention referrals and resources to families to help with the process.
Partial Hospitalization Program for Mental Health
Partial Hospitalization Program, PHP or Day Treatment, is the most intensive level of care we provide, and includes 6 hours of treatment each day through the week. While in PHP, clients will receive additional support while they start to delve into their trauma history and mental health, and develop the skills and tools needed to manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The program includes both group and individual therapy, case management, as well as medical and psychiatric services.
Intensive Outpatient Program for Mental Health
While in the intensive outpatient program (IOP), clients will receive high level of care three to five days a week, while they work on developing their daily routine and reintegrate. Some of our clients go to school or work and our program supports this through case management and flexible scheduling; with special mental health treatment programs for those who work, have a family or go to school.
Outpatient (Group or Therapy)
When a client completes their PHP and IOP program and have shown that they have developed the tools and skills needed to restore their function in their daily routines, they will participate in outpatient treatment. While in outpatient, clients attend groups and individual therapy from one to five days per week.
Continuing Care for Mental Health
After completion of our program, Roots provides continuing care to clients to make sure they stay connected and continue to receive the benefits of our community. We provide them resources and invite all of our clients to participate in alumni and family events.
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