Mental Health

Relationships, school, family and the pressure of being a young adult can sometimes be too much for us to handle. You don’t need to hide or shy away from the world if you’re struggling with mental health issues. Let us be the hand that guides you to recovery.

Depression, bipolar disorder and several other mood disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide for young adults. A recent study published by the US National Library of Medicine cited that it is particularly difficult for young people to reach out for help.

  • 40% do not seek help
  • 80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities
  • 50% have been so anxious they struggled in school

Young adults have a new independence to do what they want, within legal bounds. But with that are many challenges such as making friends, getting along with roommates, or choosing classes for a specific semester. Many of these new responsibilities can make you feel you have little to no control. There are also added pressures of financial obligations, employment, and in some cases being a parent. Growing up isn?t easy, and sometimes we experience bouts of mental health issues that cannot be explained. Depending on the factors, these can be linked to many causes like chemical imbalance, situational or deeper set emotional issues resulting from trauma.

While it might be easy for a busy young adults to write their depression off as school-induced stress, situational or other depressive tendencies can of course be symptoms of more serious mental health issues.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides short-term stabilization of patients who are having difficulty managing their symptoms in traditional outpatient treatment. The IOP can be used as a bridging treatment between PHP and traditional outpatient treatment or utilized as an initial step in treatment.

The IOP treatment team will design individualized programs for patients with consideration to psychiatric diagnoses, developmental functioning, behavioral needs, family involvement and community resources. Our treatment plan includes individual and group therapy, peer support, psychiatric treatment and family intervention. This comprehensive approach is designed to help the patient return to a more functional, healthy and independent life.

SOBA Behavioral Health staff will decrease the amount of time a patient spends in the program as their symptoms taper and level of functioning improves. As a patient spends less time in treatment, our clinicians help him/her transition back to the community and outside providers.

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