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Do I Need Outpatient Mental Health Treatment?

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Mental health is an essential part of daily life. While doctors often refer to the chemical process in the brain influencing how people think and feel, every aspect of life affects mental health. Unfortunately, stigmas, lack of education, and lack of access to mental health support keep many people from receiving the diagnosis and care they need to thrive. Outpatient treatment programs can provide accessible care for mental health conditions and help people learn how to manage their mental health without sacrificing their schedules.

If you or someone in your life is struggling with mental health, A Better State is here to help. Our accessible outpatient mental health treatment programs provide comprehensive dual diagnosis care for mental health and substance abuse. With a focus on trauma-informed care, we’re here to support your needs. Call us now to learn more 781.412.1488 and start outpatient mental health treatment today.

What Is Outpatient Mental Health Treatment?

Outpatient mental health treatment is a type of treatment that provides comprehensive care without requiring clients to sleep at a clinic. Clients begin treatment with an assessment and diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan. With the same tools as residential treatment, outpatient treatment often includes a variety of mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, alongside treatment for co-occurring disorders like trauma, disordered eating, and substance use.

Individual, group, and family therapy can help people improve communication, gain mental health education, and learn how to manage mental health at home, work, and school. Outpatient treatment is especially effective for those with stable home lives, families willing to attend therapy together, and those with work or school commitments that prevent them from residential care.

Do I Need Outpatient Mental Health Treatment?

Unfortunately, knowing when it’s time for mental health treatment can be difficult. Managing depression, anxiety, and the effects of unprocessed trauma can lead to self-soothing with drugs, alcohol, and other self-harming behaviors. If you or someone in your life is struggling with mood swings, low mood, anxiety, or other changes in overall well-being, it may be time to seek treatment.

Signs it’s time to talk to a professional include:

  • Struggling to express emotions
  • Struggling to understand or control emotions
  • Trouble self-advocating
  • Low-stress tolerance
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling easily overwhelmed
  • Feeling unsafe
  • Living with unprocessed trauma

It’s important to remember that mental health is constantly shifting, and mental health conditions are treatable. Prolonged symptoms, symptoms that affect daily life, and sudden shifts mean it’s time to find a treatment program.

Find an Outpatient Treatment for Mental Health in New Hampshire Today

If you or someone you love is feeling overwhelmed and needing support, getting help is important. Outpatient mental health treatment can be a great way to get started on the path toward recovery and wellness. From diagnosis to education and coping mechanisms, outpatient treatment programs provide the support people need to take control of their mental health. A Better State’s outpatient mental health center provides accessible treatment in Southern New Hampshire.

Our holistic treatment programs can include:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Mindfulness meditation therapy

Our trauma-informed mental healthcare team specializes in mental health treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and depression. With individual, group, and family therapy programs, our intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) can give clients the right balance between flexibility and care.

Learn More About A Better State’s Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Center

Poor mental health can lead to poor quality of life. If you’re curious about how outpatient mental health treatment can help you, don’t wait. Contact us now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about our mental health treatment programs and start feeling better today.