The past few months have been challenging. No one is certain what the future may hold. During Mental Health Month, take some time to focus on your total health and well-being, both physical and mental. Holistic, intensive healing can help you achieve spiritual reconnection and healing on a deeper level. There are many multifaceted clinical options designed to address your substance abuse addiction and guide you through a successful recovery.
Know the Facts
Mental Health Month is focused on awareness and education. The more you know, the better you will be able to understand the effects and complications of mental health disorders. The most important thing to know is that you are not alone. In fact:
- 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness.
- Nearly 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in America live with a serious mental illness.
- Approximately 10.2 million adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders.
Another emphasis of Mental Health Month is on the fact that there is no shame in asking for help. If you are experiencing symptoms and think you may need to work with a professional therapist, never hesitate to reach out and talk to someone.
The Spiritual Connection
Spiritual programs that help you reconnect to something larger and more meaningful in your life can be significantly beneficial in your substance abuse treatment as well as mental health therapy. Spirituality is not necessarily religion; rather it involves the ways in which people fulfill what they hold to be the purpose of their lives, a search for the meaning of life and a sense of connectedness to the universe.
Mental health is not just the absence of mental illness. It is also the presence of a well-adjusted personality that contributes effectively to the life of the community. Also, as some researchers have stressed, “In the spiritual perspective, a differentiation must be made between cure and healing. Cure is the removal of symptoms. Healing is the healing of the whole person.” Short-term spiritual programs are integral to the multifaceted clinical options designed for intensive healing.
Evidence-Based Clinical Therapies
Substance abuse and mental health treatment must involve physical healing as well as mental and emotional healing. There are a number of multifaceted clinical options designed to treat your whole person, helping you move forward through a successful recovery. Effective types of therapy can include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. Types of CBT also include:
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which focuses on mindfulness and communication, and tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes.
- Cognitive processing therapy(CPT), which is particularly effective in reducing symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) – a short-term form of psychotherapy that helps you identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge the rationality of those feelings, and replace them with healthier, more productive beliefs.
- Narrative therapy – a type of psychotherapy that views people as separate from their problems, allowing you to get some distance from the issue to see how it might actually be helping you, or protecting you, more than it is hurting you.
Intensive Healing for Co-Occurring Disorders
When you are challenged by both substance abuse and mental health issues, you need professionals who understand what you are experiencing. Makana Path gives you the gift of healing through unmatched specialized and integrated detox and recovery services. We can help heal your whole self – mind, body, and spirit – empowering you to move forward with the life you’ve always wanted.
Contact Makana Path for Help with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment
We remain open to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Makana Path, know that your treatment remains essential, particularly during these challenging times. We have taken measures to ensure that everyone involved in Makana Path is healthy and safe. During Mental Health Month, contact us to learn more about how our professional team supports you through a positive, successful recovery. To learn more about our intensive healing program, contact Makana Path today by calling 1-866-922-0776.