Mental heath and behavioral health are broad terms that can encompass a wide range of issues and challenges that can have profound impacts on both the substance and quality of an individual’s life. Examples of mental health disorders and behavioral health disorders that commonly develop during childhood or adolescence include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder. Young people may also struggle with depressive disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), though symptoms of these disorders may develop during adulthood as well. Among the mental and behavioral issues that typically develop during adulthood are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
At Life Solutions South, we are familiar both with the impact of mental health and behavioral health disorders and with the various types and levels of treatment that have proven to be most effective. At the programs that are members of the Life Solutions South network, individuals and families whose lives have been affected by behavioral health and mental health concerns can receive the comprehensive care that will provide maximum relief from their symptoms and help make the greatest possible improvements in their quality of life.
It is not an overstatement to note that untreated behavioral health and mental health disorders can have a devastating impact on all aspects of an individual’s life. Of course, the potential damage that a person may experience depends upon several factors, starting with the type of disorder that he or she has developed. However, failing to get treatment for any disorder can magnify the potential for damage, and can complicate later attempts to address the problem. For example, many people unfortunately view ADHD as a phase that adolescents will grow out of as they transition into adulthood. However, untreated ADHD can have a significantly negative impact on a student’s academic performance, which can have a detrimental impact on his or her future employment, financial status, and overall quality of life. The disorder itself can also continue to cause problems long after the individual has outgrown his or her teen years; these problems may lead the individual into substance abuse and addiction, which can expose him or her to additional grievous harm.
The programs in the Life Solutions South network have helped countless adolescents and adults whose lives had been negatively impacted by behavioral health and/or mental health disorders. While each Life Solutions South program is unique, all of the programs within the network share a common commitment to providing comprehensive services that have been customized according to the specific strengths, needs, and goals of each person who is entrusted into their care. Regardless of which Life Solutions South center an individual enters for treatment, he or she can expect to work in close collaboration with dedicated professionals who are skilled at employing a wide range of therapies and treatment techniques in order to provide the most focused care and best prepare the individual for continued success. In Life Solutions South’s programs, the emphasis is not merely on alleviating symptoms, but on identifying and addressing the underlying issues and/or co-occurring disorders that have been preventing the individuals in treatment from achieving to their greatest potential.
Adults and adolescents who heal at an Life Solutions South program may benefit from a variety of treatment services that are provided at several levels. Some individuals may need to start with round-the-clock care in an intensive treatment environment, and slowly progress through a series of step-down levels of care before they transition into community-based support services. Others may need a brief residential experience, or may be best served by care at the outpatient level. At Life Solutions South, no one is ever shoehorned into a “one size fits all” treatment environment. Depending upon the results of a thorough assessment, an individual’s personalized care at an Life Solutions South program may feature one or several of the following elements.
At Life Solutions South, experienced and compassionate professionals are dedicated to providing superior personalized care in an atmosphere of dignity and respect to individuals who have been struggling with one or more mental health or behavioral health disorders. At Life Solutions South programs, adolescents and adults can expect to work with experts who are dedicated to providing evidence-based, research-supported services that are designed to meet their specific needs and put them in the best position to experience long-term success.
To learn more about treatment at an Life Solutions South program, or to get answers to any specific questions that you may have about any individual center, type of service, or level of care, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to providing you with the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself or for a loved one.