Group therapy. Patients benefit from sharing their experiences and challenges with others in small group settings facilitated by a therapist. This works best with groups are organized around a particular mental health disorder, such as all participants dealing with depression. They will be provided with topics and are encouraged to share openly, which fosters peer support.
Family therapy. Family therapy sessions benefit both the patient and the family members as they share how the loved one’s mental health disorder has impacted the family, and strive to improve interaction and communication through therapy. Families are taught conflict resolution techniques, healthy boundary setting, and how to avoid enabling or codependent behaviors.
Medication management. In many cases, medications is prescribed to help manage and mitigate the symptoms of the mental health disorder, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-psychotic drugs, and mood stabilizers. During a residential stay, medications can be monitored and tweaked accordingly.
Experiential or holistic therapies. To further augment the effects of the traditional therapies, experiential activities such as mindfulness meditation, yoga classes, art and music therapy, and deep-breathing techniques, are included in the treatment plan. These types of holistic methods work on healing the mind-body connection through relaxation, emotion regulation, and stress reduction skills.
Recreation and fitness. Exercise offers both psychological and physical benefits, helping to improve fitness levels, sleep quality, and mood, while elevating self-esteem. In recent years, exercise and nutritional counseling are often integrated into a mental health treatment programs. Mental health rehabs now include regular cardio activities such as swimming, hiking, or walking, or cycling. In addition, dietary counseling offers clients the information to make fundamental changes in the food selections they make. Restoring healthy psychological functioning relies on sound physical functioning for the best treatment outcomes.