Mental health disorders are highly common in the United States, where an estimated one in five adults lives with a mental illness. If you are one of these individuals, please know that mental health treatment can improve your condition, along with your quality of life.

There is a large variety of mental health treatments available—each of which works in its unique way to improve symptoms of mental health disorders and help you learn how to manage and cope with your illness.

At Camelback Recovery, we offer several mental health treatments and programs that can be customized for you based on your type of illness and the daily challenges you face as they relate to mental health. It’s entirely possible to lead a happy, productive, and fulfilling lifestyle while living with a mental illness, and at Camelback Recovery, we’re devoted to helping you do exactly that.

Here’s a breakdown of the mental health services we offer and how to contact us today to get started on your treatment program.


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What Is Mental Health Treatment?

Mental health treatment is an umbrella term for services and therapies that address mental and behavioral health disorders. It can refer to any one specific treatment or a combination of treatments.

There is no one specific mental health treatment that works for everyone, and treatment is never a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, mental health treatment should be tailored for each person based on the type and severity of their illness, and their recovery needs, goals, and preferences. The doctors and therapists at quality, accredited, and licensed mental health treatment facilities will usually collaborate to develop customized treatment plans for every patient who comes to them for help.

Mental health treatment is widely available in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Those with severe mental health disorders and symptoms may receive treatment in a hospital-like inpatient setting, or a supervised, closely monitored residential setting. Those who need help managing mild mental health disorders may work with their primary care physicians in an outpatient setting.

Treatments for mental health are also available at many drug and alcohol rehab centers, given how nearly half of people with substance use disorders also have a mental health disorder, and vice versa. Though mental health treatment may be widely available, it’s important to find a quality provider that focuses on whole-person health so you can thrive and be more successful in every aspect of your life by the time your treatment program has ended.

Who Needs Mental Health Treatment?

Anyone who is not receiving therapy or medical care for their mental illness can benefit from mental health treatment. Many times, symptoms of mental illnesses can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with, especially when they start interfering with your usual activities and overall livelihood. Some mental illnesses can also cause physical pain, such as the unexplained aches and pains that often accompany depression.

You may need mental health treatment if your condition affects your ability to be productive at work, school, or in your household. Treatment can also help if your condition affects your social life, relationships, sleep, appetite, activity level, and general well-being.

Mental health treatment can usually benefit you even if you think it’s not necessary or that you’re tough enough to face it on your own without help. Mental illnesses are often chronic health conditions that require professional treatment and rarely ever pass on their own. When left untreated, a mental illness can increase your risk for worsened health, substance use disorders, and suicide.

What Are Types of Mental Health Treatment?

Mental health disorders are commonly treated with medications or behavioral therapy, or a combination of both. Behavioral therapies can include any one or a combination of therapies including support group meetings and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

Certain types of medications are designed to address chemical imbalances in the brain that contribute to some mental illnesses. For example, depression is associated with reduced levels of a brain chemical called serotonin. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe one or more antidepressants to increase your serotonin levels if diagnosed with depression.

Medications may also be used to treat specific symptoms of your mental health disorder. Types of medications commonly prescribed for mental health disorders include:

  • Antipsychotics, which can promote clear thinking and help you stay organized and focused on reality. These medications are often used to treat conditions like schizophrenia.
  • Antidepressants, which can reduce feelings associated with stress, depression, anxiety, and suicide.
  • Mood stabilizers, which help reduce or eliminate periods of extreme “highs” and “lows” associated with conditions such as bipolar disorder.
  • Tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and benzodiazepines, which can reduce insomnia and treat symptoms of anxiety disorders.
  • Stimulants, which can improve concentration and attention in people with disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Everyone responds differently to medications, meaning you may need to try several medications before finding one that works best for you. If you decide to start taking medications for your mental illness, your doctor will stay in close contact with you to make sure it’s working as intended and will change your dosages or medication as needed to help you stay on track with healing and recovery.

Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy involves working with one or more therapists to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to uncover and address the root causes of your mental illness.

Psychotherapy can take place one on one or in a group setting. CBT, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and exposure therapy are some of the many types of psychotherapy you may receive as part of mental health treatment. These therapies are often helpful at teaching you how to cope with symptoms of mental illness and with situations that may exacerbate your condition.

In some instances, psychotherapy may also help you face and overcome trauma or past experiences that may have led to your mental illness. For example, if you developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after witnessing a violent event, you may receive exposure therapy to address your fears and alleviate symptoms of PTSD.

Hospitalization is a service for those who need to be closely monitored in the event their mental condition worsens or becomes life-threatening. For example, those with bipolar disorder experiencing an extreme episode of mania may benefit from hospitalization so they can have their medication dosages adjusted and be supervised to ensure they do not engage in risky, dangerous behavior.

Also known as inpatient care, hospitalization can take place in either a hospital or a smaller, private psychiatric clinic or residential treatment center.

Case management is a service in which a designated case manager coordinates and oversees the services and treatments for a specific patient. A case manager can help you find mental health treatment and work closely with your doctors and therapists to ensure you are getting the type and level of treatment you need and deserve to become healthier. Case management can often reduce your burden of finding and maintaining quality mental health treatment.
Support group programs are meetings that take place with peers who have the same mental health disorder and can share similar issues and experiences. Peer support groups can often make you feel less isolated and alone and open your eyes to new strategies and tips related to living and coping with your mental illness.

These meetings can give you a haven in which to talk honestly and openly about your mental illness without having to worry about others passing judgment. They are also usually free to attend and included with most mental health treatment programs.

Support groups are available for nearly every type of mental illness, including depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, behavioral addictions, and substance use disorders. These meetings are available in person, online, and over the telephone for your convenience.

Many people with mental health disorders prefer using natural treatments over drugs and medications or may seek them to complement their existing medication regimens. Massage, yoga, herbal supplements, nutrition, and exercise are some of the many remedies and treatments that can effectively improve your mental health condition.

If you prefer alternative and natural remedies over traditional medical treatments, mention this to your doctors and therapists when exploring your options for mental health treatment centers. At Camelback Recovery, we will work with you to develop the best possible treatment plan that aligns with your personal health goals and preferences, even if they revolve around natural treatments and solutions.

What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

Someone diagnosed with both a mental illness and a substance use disorder is known to have a dual diagnosis. Also known as co-occurring disorders, a dual diagnosis must be treated using specialized therapy that addresses both disorders simultaneously. Otherwise, the person can relapse back to drug and alcohol use and may never learn how to manage or recover from one or both disorders.

Dual diagnosis is highly common and affects an estimated 50% of all people with a mental illness, and 50% of all people with a substance use disorder.
Symptoms of any mental illness can be difficult to cope with, especially for someone who isn’t receiving any form of treatment. Many individuals with mental illness may try using drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication to reduce their symptoms and try to feel better. Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol are usually only short-term solutions for mental illness and can make symptoms worse over time.

On the flip side, drug and alcohol addiction can increase a person’s risk of developing a mental illness. Chronic use of drugs and alcohol can lead to changes in your brain chemistry and alter levels of important chemicals like serotonin and dopamine that play a role in your mood. After a period of heavy drug and alcohol use, you may lose pleasure in normal activities and suffer anxiety and depression as a result.

Certain types of illicit drugs, like methamphetamine, can even trigger paranoia and psychotic behavior that requires hospitalization to prevent violence, suicide, and homicide.

How Is Mental Health Treatment Integrated Into Addiction Treatment?

Many drug and alcohol rehab facilities offer dual diagnosis therapy and other mental health treatments in all their programs.

At Camelback Recovery, we understand the importance of treating dual diagnosis and screening all patients for mental health conditions upon arriving at our facility for addiction treatment. All our mental health treatments can be easily integrated and included in your addiction treatment program so you can experience a fulfilling recovery from both your mental condition and substance use disorder.

Drug and alcohol detox is the first treatment that will be administered for patients with a dual diagnosis. Detox helps you get safely through withdrawal and recover from physical dependence on drugs and alcohol. Medications can be used to minimize your withdrawal symptoms and help you feel more comfortable. Detox can take several days or weeks, depending on the severity of your addiction and how you respond to treatment.

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After you complete detox, you can start receiving behavioral therapy, or dual diagnosis therapy, that addresses both your mental health condition and addiction-related behaviors. For example, you may learn special skills that teach you how to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety without resorting to drugs and alcohol.

Camelback Recovery understands that everyone has their unique story and situation as it relates to addiction and mental health and is devoted to developing a customized treatment plan that will cater to your specific situation. We’ll do whatever it takes to ensure you’re getting the mental health treatment you need to successfully recover from and/or manage your dual diagnosis.

Where to Find Mental Health Treatment in Phoenix

At Camelback Recovery, we offer mental health treatment in both our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP). We also operate three sober living homes for men and women who live in or near Phoenix.

Camelback Recovery provides treatment to residents across the state of Arizona and greater Phoenix area which include Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale. Contact us today or call (602) 466-9880 to learn more about our therapy options.


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