Mental Health Disorders
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It is impossible to talk about addiction without also talking about mental health disorders. After all, substance use disorders are themselves a form of mental illness. Additionally, many who struggle with substance use disorders also struggle with co-occurring mental health disorders—these disorders include depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, OCD, or something else altogether.
Effectively treating these conditions requires compassionate, clinical care—and at JC’s Recovery Center, we provide exactly that. Our clinical staff has rich experience in treating patients with mental illnesses, and we ground everything we do in the love and hope of God. Our faith-based approach to treatment and care can provide a path forward from mental illness—and a lifetime of recovery from the disease of addiction.
Understand Mental Health Disorders
Mental health disorders are any conditions that affect your feelings, thinking or mood; a mental health disorder can influence your decision-making, and in some cases impede your day-to-day life. All mental health disorders are different and each person will have a different experience—including people who may have the very same diagnosis.
Mental health disorders do not stem from any one particular cause; in fact, research suggests that they stem from numerous factors working in tandem. Genetics can play a huge role, but so can incidents of trauma, as well as stressful jobs, a dysfunctional home life, and other environmental factors.
Recovery from a mental health disorder is possible, but it will require clinical care—and that looks different for each person. Therapy, support groups, lifestyle changes and medications may all be part of the recovery process. That’s why JC’s Recovery Center takes a personalized approach, providing each individual with a unique recovery action plan.
When Addiction and Mental Health Disorders Are Co-Occurring
It is not uncommon for addiction and mental health disorders to occur at the same time; in fact, those who struggle with a mental health disorder are far more likely to also struggle with addiction. There are several potential causes for this. In some cases, it may be a matter of self-medication. An individual who struggles to cope with the effects of depression or anxiety, for example, may turn to drugs or alcohol to soothe those symptoms—and over time, that self-medication may spiral into true addiction.
However, the cause-and-effect is not always so simple. There are other instances in which addiction and mental illness stem from the same underlying cause—the same abnormality of the brain’s chemistry or physicality. In these instances, dual diagnosis becomes especially important. Treatment hinges on the underlying cause of the disorders being isolated, as opposed to the mere external symptoms being treated.
Mental Health Disorder Counseling at JC’s Recovery Center
Our approach to mental health disorder counseling is rooted in spirituality and faith; we seek to help our clients build an intimate relationship with God, and find true purpose. In doing so, we also provide advanced and personalized clinical care, specific to both the individual and the mental health condition in question.
Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are characterized by largely the same set of symptoms—inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. While these conditions are often regarded as “children’s” disorders, and are indeed most commonly diagnosed in childhood, they impact an estimated 4 percent of adults. Those who struggle with these conditions can be highly successful in work, school, and daily living—but often, treatment and counseling are required to make that a reality.
While all of us struggle with anxious feelings from time to time, some of us struggle with true anxiety disorders—and in fact, this is the most common form of mental health issue, impacting an estimated 40 million adults in the United States. Symptoms can include overwhelming feelings of apprehension, dread, and restlessness—a constant sensation of being overwhelmed. Panic disorders, phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder all fall under this broad category.
Bipolar disorder is a condition that leads to sudden or frequent shifts in a person’s mood and thought processes—in particular, shifts from high to low moods, known as mania and depression, respectively. Left untreated, these swings in mood can actually worsen over time, but controlling them is possible through the right combination of spiritual counseling, self-management, and, in some cases, medicine. JC’s Recovery Center can provide a firm foundation for a lifetime of recovery.
Feelings of sadness or melancholy are common, important parts of the human experience. Clinical depression is something much more than that. Depression—which impacts around 16 million American adults—is a serious mental health disorder that requires counseling and treatment. It can be characterized by changes in eating and sleeping patterns, low self-esteem, a lack of interest in favorite activities, and even withdrawal from relationships. Depression recovery begins with a diagnosis and an action plan.
Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is typically characterized by both obsessions (unwanted, uncontrollable, intrusive thoughts) and compulsions (urges to perform certain actions or rituals). Often, the obsessions and compulsions do not make sense, and in some cases, they can even be dangerous, yet the individual cannot keep from doing them. More than 2 percent of the U.S. population struggles with OCD, but recovery is possible through the right treatment, including spiritual counseling.
Episodes of trauma—experiences that are horrifying, harrowing, and leave us feeling helpless—can shake us, and even change the way our brains work. This is true of those who have experienced trauma in military combat and is true of those who have experienced trauma through emotional or physical abuse. PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is commonly associated with drug and alcohol abuse—but recovery is possible through effective dual diagnosis care.
A serious mental health disorder, schizophrenia can affect the individual’s capacity for making decisions, thinking clearly, managing emotions and relating to others. Hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thought and speech, and a lack of emotion and empathy can all be symptoms of schizophrenia. This condition requires urgent diagnosis and care, and JC’s Recovery Center can provide the tools needed to pursue lifetime recovery from schizophrenia. It all starts with dual diagnosis.
Get Faith-Based Mental Health Disorder Treatment for You or a Loved One at JC’s Recovery Center
A mental health disorder can sometimes seem oppressive, inescapable—but it does not have to be. Treatment is available and recovery is possible. At JC’s Recovery Center, we provide warmth and compassion to those struggling with these conditions. We welcome you to our family and provide both the clinical care and the spiritual connection that you need. We take an evidence-based and faith-centered approach that gets results.
Learn more about our approach to dual diagnosis, therapy, counseling, and mental health care. Start down the road to freedom from mental health disorders. Contact the team at JC’s Recovery Center today.