Mental Health Treatment – Connections in Recovery
Mental Health Treatment – There is Help
There are many facilities, therapist, counselors, and hospitals that provide mental health treatment in Los Angeles and New York. If you are suffering from any symptoms of mental illness, it is easy to get the support you need. In fact, in many cases, what prevents a person from getting the mental health treatment they need is the stigma and judgment that society places on mental illness. But even this doesn’t have to be an obstacle. Mental health providers are legally required to keep your information confidential and private.
However, if you are unsure whether or not you need mental health treatment, here are some signs to look for:
Mood Swings – Swings of mood from high (mania) to low (depression) is often an indicator of mental illness. However, occasional mood swings are typical if you’re experiencing high levels of stress or physical illness. If you notice that you’re experiencing mood swings that are out of character and if there aren’t any other contributing factors, mood swings can sometimes indicate the presence of a mental illness.
Behavioral Changes – If you notice yourself behaving in a way that is out of character, destructive, or debilitating, a mental illness may be present.
Poor Work Performance – Depression, anxiety, ADHD, and ADD are illnesses that can cause a person to experience confusion, lack of concentration, and irritability. This can influence a person’s ability to do perform well at work and it get in the way of having healthy relationship with family and friends. If you notice that you’re not doing as well at work due to symptoms, it could be an indication you need mental health treatment.
Physical Symptoms – A lack of energy, a change in sleeping and eating patterns, headaches, stomachaches, backaches, or a neglect of personal hygiene are all signs that you may need mental health treatment. These symptoms point to the possible presence of a psychological illness.
Self-Medicating – If you find yourself exhibiting escapist types of behavior, such as drinking, using drugs, self-harm, disordered eating, or excessively engaging in sports or other activities, you may be self-medicating. This is a pattern that comes with an inability to cope or manage internal experiences, especially symptoms of mental illness. When a person is self-medicating it can also point to the presence of a mental illness.
Depression is a common mental health disorder. Some signs to look for in a clinical depression can include:
- Becoming less interested in normal activities
- Taking less pleasure in life
- Gaining or losing weight
- Having sleep difficulties
- Having feelings of worthlessness
- Feeling tired all the time
- Having trouble concentrating
If you notice any of the above patterns in you, mental health treatment in Los Angeles and New York is readily available. However, it’s important first to determine if in fact you do have a mental illness, and if so, which one. Once a diagnosis is determined, then a Los Angeles and/or New York mental health treatment professional can develop a treatment plan that works well for you and your needs.
Finding the right mental health treatment in Los Angeles and New York will depend upon the type of diagnosis you have as well as the severity of the illness. You might need to work with a therapist, psychiatrist, treatment facility, family therapist, or drug counselor.
If you or someone you know is exhibiting any of the above signs, reach out for help today.
Since 2011, Connections in Recovery—an international addiction and mental health organization dedicated to offering our expertise through consultation and support services, such as interventions, case management, sober and mental health companions—has been a vital resource to individuals across the country and abroad.
Our compassionate and innovative staff coordinates care and assistance to people struggling with addiction and mental health problems—inspiring individuals and families to face life’s challenges and achieve greater personal and economic independence. Our highly trained staff is available 24/7 to quickly and easily connect clients with the very best treatment teams.
Both Connections in Recovery Los Angeles (CiR) and Connections in Recovery New York (CiRNY) implement a comprehensive case management strategy that focuses on the unique needs of each individual and encompasses overall wellness. Each of our sober and mental health companions receive ongoing training and supervision based on: in Los Angeles, the BHRS Model with CiR Clinical Supervisor and licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Georgina Smith. This comprehensive training program ensures that each of our clients receive the highest quality of care.
As an EMDR clinician, addiction specialist, case management consultant, and educator, Dr. Smith’s treatment specialties include addiction, depression, trauma, relationship issues, borderline personality disorder, self-injury, impulse regulation issues, and eating disorders.
And in Manhattan, Connections in Recovery New York (CiRNY) Sober and Mental Health Companions are trained in the Create Outcomes Model—co-created by a NY Psychologist—and instructed and supervised by Jared Morgenstern, LCSW, Director of Services, and by Raven Burgos, MSW, our Assistant Director of Services.
Choosing the right addiction or mental health services, professional support, and treatment can make all the difference in terms of outcome success. CiR’s rapid response team is available day and night to answer all your questions, or help reconcile any crises that unexpectedly occur. Our expert and compassionate staff is committed to guiding you through both the expected and unexpected.
If you have a loved abroad and they are in need of help, Connections in Recovery Europe (Paris, London) can assist you immediately with sober and/or mental health needs.
*Connections in Recovery is not under any contracts with any treatment centers and does not take referral fees. We advocate for the family and their loved one only.