In our culture, we focus much more time on our physical health and appearance than we do on our mental health. Many people don’t even know what the phrase “mental health” encompasses. Your mental health is your ability to handle stress, your resilience, your thoughts about yourself, your mood, and your impulse control. It’s how you connect with others, your identity, your purpose, and so much more. At its most fundamental level, your mental health defines who you are – and determines how you live in this world.
Some people develop a disorder, a constellation of symptoms that together define a mental health or substance use problem, that causes them distress in life. This disorder may have developed from a genetic predisposition, or from environmental experiences in that individual’s life, or a combination of both.
Most treatment centers and recovery programs do not have the expertise required to treat primary mental health, with a full understanding of psychological medicine and dual diagnoses. Effective therapy and treatments require experience, specialty training, knowledge of human nature, and a sophistication in human behavior.
Without this experience, training, and credentials, clients often leave recovery centers essentially “untreated” in the primary psychological root cause of their discomfort or mental health challenge.
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The most common mental health disorders we treat at Lumion Center include:
The team of mental health professionals at Lumion Center will put together an individualized, strength-based, collaborative treatment plan that is centered on your best interests. As a concrete representation of the therapeutic alliance between our mental health professionals and you (and sometimes with your family), your treatment plan is an agreement that outlines a team approach toward problem-solving and empowerment.
Paying attention to and caring for your mental health (just as you care for your physical health) could not be more important. It will often dictate whether you lead a happy, fulfilled, and connected life – or remain lost, stressed, bored, detached, and unfulfilled.