Recovery is always possible, but for some of our clients, the path is just a little more challenging. Mental health residential services helps those living with serious mental health conditions or substance abuse find their way toward recovery. Unlike outpatient services, clients stay in a short-term residential facility during treatment. Depending on the client and their needs, mental health residential treatment may include rehabilitation, treatment or extended care.
Clients can find belonging in this community-based, mental health support service. And a community-centered approach can be an effective way to establish trust and help make strides for recovery or remission. Davis Behavioral Health’s residential mental health facilities offer services that are evidence-based and utilize highly-trained mental health providers to give our clients the best treatment possible.
Just as it sounds, mental health residential treatment is where the clients reside at the treatment center for a higher level of care and support. They go about their days alongside peers going through similar life situations and they have access to therapists, medical doctors and other experts who provide services as needed. While many mental health residential facilities provide care 24/7, it is less like a hospital setting and more homelike, providing a safe haven for recovery.
In many cases, residential treatment focuses on a holistic approach to healing, offering mental health treatment, such as therapy, but also therapeutic activities and support with daily living skills. The main goal of residential treatment is stabilization. Clients who need constant monitoring for their safety and others’ safety can receive that from Davis Behavioral Health’s residential mental health services.
Deciding to enter mental health residential treatment is not an easy decision. Some clients may find that they are resistant to leaving their homes, but in many cases it is extremely beneficial to their mental wellbeing. Some of the other reasons one may choose residential mental health services include the following:
Some mental health conditions can threaten the health and safety of the person living with the illness and/or those close to them. When the safety of an individual is at risk, 24/7 supervision can prevent tragedies.
In some cases the situation in which a client is living can be full of triggers, stressors or challenges, making it difficult to recover. Stepping away from a negative environment can help many people start over and rebuild more healthy behaviors.
Residing with peers who understand what they’re going through can give many clients the support they need to continue on with treatment. Processing the experience with fellow residents can be extremely helpful with recovery.
Because residential treatment facilities are often staffed with multiple therapists and practitioners, residents have access to more types of therapy than if they were to attend outpatient therapy. This gives them the opportunity to find the type of therapy that works best for their individual needs.
Those living with severe, persistent mental health conditions may benefit from residential mental health services. In many cases, those who are in residential treatment are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder.
In addition, those who are struggling with mental health crises, such as self-harm, hallucinations or drug overdoses, may seek residential treatment to stabilize their symptoms and start on the path back to recovery.
Davis Behavioral Health’s Crisis Recovery Unit (CRU) is a 24/7 stabilization and short-term residential program for people with serious mental illness or co-occurring substance-use conditions. This program is especially suited for those who need a higher level of care than traditional outpatient services. Our CRU is also utilized as a step-down unit for clients who have been residents of inpatient psychiatric units, as well as a transition point for clients who are in the process of discharging from the Utah State Hospital.
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