Top 5 Mental Health Centers In The U.S
October 9, 2015
Mental Health Centers often are the subject of horror movies and mainstream fear. This fear was developed as a result of the stigma surrounding people who suffer from mental health issues. However, many hospitals and specialized centers are making great efforts to combat this stigma, by making their facilities inviting and effective. Let’s take a look at 5 great ones!
Timberline Knolls is a residential treatment center in Lemont, IL that is specific to female-identifying patients. The center is commended for the way that it integrates medical knowledge with a treatment philosophy that is focused on 5 core aspects of recovery: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social. Their team consists of physicians, nurses, psychiatrists and therapists who have many, steady years of experience in the field. The health professionals at Timberline Knolls strongly believe in getting to the roots of the problems, instead of just treating the symptoms. Ultimately, the center aims to empower their patients to make choices and changes to live their lives to the best and strongest of their abilities. It’s no wonder that this place is well-renowned!
The Refuge is an addiction and trauma-specific center for adults, in Ocklawaha, Florida. Their philosophy surrounds the concept of Person-Centered care. Trauma and addiction can be very difficult to come out of, and The Refuge helps in a very necessary way; their focus is on assisting the patient figure out their own needs, desires, and preferences, and plan their treatment and therapy around the patient-desired outcome. This is clever and effective, because addiction and trauma can remove the sense of control that a patient has over their life. By allowing them to make decisions about their treatment, and their goals post-treatment, they are beginning the healing.
Hensley Behavioral Health Center
The Hensley Behavioral Health Center is located within the Baxter Regional Health Center, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. This center is different from most facilities, in that it is specifically for people who are aged 50+, and people who are aged 18-25. These are age groups that are frequently at risk; the 50+ group being the most neglected. Hensley specializes in more high-risk mental illnesses that often have other medical issues tied to them. They focus on serious emotional disturbances for their youth, and Dementia and Alzheimers for the 50+ group. The focus of care at Hensley is renewing a person’s social, physical and mental skills. These are all things specific to behavioral health, and treatment that is not easily given to senior citizens.
The Bridge Recovery Center
The Bridge is a Mental Health facility located in Hurricane, Utah. It is a 3-week environment that aims to create a “bridge” between a breakdown and recovery. It specializes in substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. despite the program being so short, it has great reviews and is ideal for the patient that has a small amount of time to walk this “bridge.” Because this center is located in Utah, a lot of their treatment involves recreational activities in nature; all things that are clinically proven to help with mental illness.
North Star Behavioral Center
The North Star Behavioral Center is located in Alaska, and is a program for children and adolescents, and they have recently opened up a Chris Kyle branch that serves active duty service members, and veterans. The facility is geared towards young people who are suffering from, or have suffered from childhood trauma. North Star recognizes the spectrum of behavioral challenges that can occur from instances of abuse, neglect, and witnessing trauma. Their treatments are all nature and group-based, which are an ideal climate for young people who are suffering. The focus revolves around self-discovery, building resilience, and building a stronger foundation for a future where they are in control.
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