A person’s mental health can dictate how they think, behave, and feel. Taking care of your mental health is more than a privilege – it's a necessity. When someone is mentally well, they are better able to function, complete their daily tasks, cope with difficult situations, and make positive choices that help them live a happier and more fulfilling life.
For some, mental wellness is a given. But for people with mental disorders like depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, and trauma disorders, every single day can be a struggle. Getting quality mental health treatment is the first and most important step towards restoring overall wellbeing, and providing the positive coping skills needed get life back on track. At Heights Treatment, some of the conditions we help treat include:
People who suffer from bipolar disorder often experience extreme mood swings from deep depression to intense episodes of mania. These episodes usually last several weeks or months. Most people diagnosed with bipolar disorder experience a drastic shift to or from a state of mania or depression (a bipolar cycle) once or twice a year.
Treatment generally involves mood stabilizers to regulate symptoms, as well as psychotherapy to help people identify their symptoms and learn to separate them from other thoughts.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by consistent relationship problems, a chaotic self-image, extreme mood swings, and self-destructive behavior. A person with BDP will especially struggle with interpersonal issues and volatile, impulsive behavior.
Treating a personality disorder like BDP often requires tailored medical treatment, as well as intense long-term talk therapy. People with BDP must often learn to recognize their symptoms and differentiate between healthy and unstable behavior.
Schizoaffective disorder causes abnormal thought processes, problems with mood, and sometimes, hallucinations or delusions. This is a separate condition from schizophrenia. People with schizoaffective disorder are primarily affected by severe mood issues with episodes of psychosis, wherein people with schizophrenia are primarily affected by hallucinations or delusions. This has a significant impact in how either condition is treated.
Treatment for schizoaffective disorder often includes medications to stabilize mood and, depending on the severity of the delusions and symptoms, inpatient or outpatient therapy may also be necessary.
Emotional trauma can leave lasting scars in the mind, which can lead to the development of trauma disorders. Some people dissociate from traumatic experiences and suffer memory loss or confusion, while others relive the moment spontaneously or after encountering specific triggers, making it difficult to move on and lead a healthy life.
Treatment for trauma disorders vary, and may include talk therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Depressive disorders come in different shapes and sizes – most people with depression are diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD), but others experience seasonal depressions, severe drops in mood and suicidal thoughts before menstruation, or a moderate, but long-lasting chronic depression.
Treatment for depression disorders includes antidepressants and talk therapy, as well as other forms of therapy to help people identify and develop effective coping mechanisms to overcome thoughts of worthlessness, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.
Anxiety disorders are overall the most common kind of mental disorder and are characterized by irrational or unsubstantiated fears and worries, sometimes driven to the extreme (including panic attacks). These include generalized anxiety, social anxiety, as well as most phobias.
Treatment for anxiety disorders centers around talk therapy but can include specialized therapy to tackle specific fears and worries, as well as anti-anxiety medication.