Why Bipolar 2 Disorder Requires Intensive Treatment

Why Bipolar 2 Disorder Requires Intensive Treatment

Bipolar 2 disorder has historically been seen as the less serious sibling of bipolar 1, but the complicated symptomatology of the disorder presents unique dangers that can profoundly threaten your emotional wellbeing, functionality, and even your life. As awareness of the illness grows, new treatments are offering renewed hope for bipolar 2 disorder treatment and […]

Why Long-Term Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Centers Offer New Hope

Why Long-Term Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Centers Offer New Hope

Borderline personality disorder was once considered an untreatable condition, but a growing body of research proving treatment efficacy has renewed hope for people struggling with BPD and their families. By learning what effective treatment looks like and understanding the value of long-term borderline personality disorder treatment centers, you can guide your loved one toward the […]

Trauma, Re-Traumatization, and the Value of Long-Term PTSD Treatment Centers

Trauma, Re-Traumatization, and the Value of Long-Term PTSD Treatment Centers

PTSD as the result of experiences like sexual assault, violence, and childhood abuse can be a terrifying experience that results in all-encompassing, ongoing trauma. This is particularly true if you suffer re-traumatization after the original traumatic event. Unfortunately, the limits of short-term treatment often mean that such complex cases cannot be adequately treated, leaving you […]

Exploring the Benefits of Long-Term Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Exploring the Benefits of Long-Term Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders affect an estimated 8.9 million people in the United States. Although the mental health community now widely recognizes the need for simultaneous treatment, the scarcity of true dual diagnosis treatment means that the vast majority of those who suffer are not getting the care they need. If you […]

Dr. Karlyn Pleasants, Psy.D.

Creating Lasting Change Through Therapeutic Community: An Interview with Dr. Karlyn Pleasants

Dr. Karlyn Pleasants understands complex mental health needs. As Executive Clinical Director at Hanbleceya, she seeks to create holistic health through a therapeutic community. Here, you have the opportunity to nourish relationships and experience Hanbleceya’s unique emotional scaffolding approach, supporting you as you gain the skills and confidence to transition toward independence. Through a comprehensive […]

Why 30 Days Isn’t Enough: Long-Term Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Improves Outcomes

Why 30 Days Isn’t Enough: Long-Term Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Improves Outcomes

The myth of the 30-day rehab places unrealistic expectations of people to recover from mental illness and co-occurring addiction. By separating fact from fiction, you can understand why longer treatment leads to better outcomes. By finding a residential facility with a long-term program and treatment plan that’s tailored to your unique situation and needs, you […]

A Social Treatment: Mental Health Benefits of Milieu Therapy For People Living With Schizophrenia

A Social Treatment: Mental Health Benefits of Milieu Therapy For People Living With Schizophrenia

Being diagnosed with schizophrenia can be frightening, especially given the social stigma surrounding both the disorder and its treatment. Milieu therapy, however, offers a safe space in which to cultivate positive coping mechanisms and build a sense of community. As years of empirical evidence shows, milieu therapy is one of the most effective modalities for […]

Rock to Recovery: Why Music Therapy is Helpful for Treating Severe Mental Illness

Rock to Recovery: Why Music Therapy is Helpful for Treating Severe Mental Illness

Music can be profoundly healing. It helps us express ourselves, learn to listen, and feel a sense of camaraderie with others. Researchers have now begun investigating the impact of music therapy on severe mental illness. This research tells us that therapeutic music production can result in extraordinary transformation even in people with deep psychiatric disturbances. […]

Equine-Assisted Therapy in Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Horses and Healing: The Possibilities of Equine-Assisted Therapy in Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Equine-assisted therapy is increasingly being integrated in mental health treatment programs owing to its remarkable ability to help people with severe psychiatric illnesses, including bipolar disorder. By forging a bond with these majestic animals, people living with bipolar disorder can experience profound benefits that aid the recovery process in unique ways. As evidence of efficacy […]