The Benefits of Adventure Therapy in Treatment for Severe Mental Health Disorders

The Benefits of Adventure Therapy in Treatment for Severe Mental Health Disorders

The healing power of adventure therapy has long been known but is now increasingly confirmed by empirical research. By exploring the types and benefits of this unique modality, you can gain a clearer understanding of how integrating adventure therapy within a comprehensive treatment plan can open the door to profound transformation for people with severe […]

Exploring Substance-Induced Schizophrenia and Why Integrated Treatment is Necessary

Exploring Substance-Induced Schizophrenia and Why Integrated Treatment is Necessary

The high-rate of co-occurrence between schizophrenia and substance use disorders has led many within the medical community to explore drug-induced schizophrenia. By examining the available evidence, you can come to better understand current debates about the impact of drug use on the onset of schizophrenia as well as on existing schizophrenia. While there is still […]

Helping a Family Member With Schizophrenia: Long-Term Support and Treatment

Helping a Family Member With Schizophrenia: Long-Term Support and Treatment

Schizophrenia poses unique challenges for those diagnosed with it and their family members alike, and coping with those challenges can, at times, be overwhelming. Learning to understand and accept your loved one’s schizophrenia and developing healthy, productive coping mechanisms will enable you to better support their needs along with your own. And, by seeking professional […]

How to Improve Mental Health with Exercise: Including Physical Activity in Mental Health Treatment

Studies show that exercise can have profound benefits for mental health and the treatment of mental illnesses. By exploring these benefits and understanding why exercise works, you can begin to appreciate the importance of integrating exercise within comprehensive mental health treatment programs. When you are struggling with mental illness, it is common to feel powerless. […]

Fostering Emotional Regulation and Growth Through Residential Mental Health Treatment

Fostering Emotional Regulation and Growth Through Residential Mental Health Treatment

Emotional regulation is an essential life skill that helps you navigate your inner emotional landscape as well as your relationships with other people. The origins of emotional regulation are found in childhood, but family dysfunction and mental illness can profoundly disrupt your ability to successfully manage your feelings as an adult. By developing and practicing […]

Family Participation During Residential Mental Health Treatment: An Interview with Breanne Dargon

Creative and experiential modalities are emerging as vital components of comprehensive mental health treatment programs, opening up new paths to healing that go beyond traditional talk therapy. Kayla Karesh discusses how, by harnessing the power of art and a variety of experiential therapies, you can broaden the scope of recovery in a way that leads […]

Milieu Therapy Invites Participation and Improves Treatment Outcomes for Schizophrenia

In the past decade, the medical community has begun to reframe its ideas about what the clinician-client relationship should look like in treatment for schizophrenia and move toward a shared decision-making model. While the effects of shared decision-making can be profoundly positive, such a model is limited in efficacy when applied solely to pharmacological interventions. […]

Understanding the Side Effects of Depression and the Role of Treatment

Despite growing awareness about depression, many people still don’t recognize the full complexity of the illness. By understanding the side effects of depression, including its emotional, cognitive, physical, and functional impact, you can gain a better sense of what your loved one with depression is experiencing and move together toward effective depression treatment. Over the […]