It’s always the right time to ask for help
At Recovery Centers of America at Devon, we’re here to guide you to relief from your mental illness symptoms. The first step starts here: Seeking help. Everyone deserves to live a happy, healthy life – but struggling with a mental illness can take the joy out of life. In the United States, almost half of adults (46.4%) will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, yet only 41% of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional health care or other services.
At RCA at Devon, we treat patients who are struggling with a mental illness and substance use disorder, as well as patients who are struggling with a mental illness and do not have substance use disorder. We understand the difficulties that come along with living with a mental illness and we’re here to help.
Every clinician here at RCA at Devon is a licensed mental health professional, skilled in treating mental health disorders. And, because we accept most major insurance providers, you’ll get affordable, great care here. We offer mental illness treatment through our Outpatient Program in PHP, IOP, and GOP levels.
Our team treats the following (but not limited to):
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar and related disorders
- Depressive disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Other Mental Disorders
Treating Mental Illness
We know it isn’t easy reaching out and asking for help for mental illness, but you deserve to live a fulfilling life you’re proud of. RCA at Devon can help you get there. Our licensed mental health professionals work with you one-on-one to provide customized therapy sessions. You’ll feel comfortable in this safe space, where you can open up and talk about what’s on your mind.
Our therapists will provide you with strategies and techniques to combat negativity or consuming thoughts to combat the control mental illness has on your day-to-day life.
Treating Mental Illness While in Recovery
You’ve come a long way in your journey to recovery – it’s important that your mental health wellness is robust and keeps you on the right path. We can help with that, too.
“Many people with SUD that are compounded by a mental health diagnosis try to apply the chicken and egg theory: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? You can’t answer this question. Because impairment in one area of the brain or body negatively impacts other areas, which came first isn’t important. What’s important is getting help for both,” says RCA’s VP of Clinical Services Scott Weisenberger. “Often mental health disorders and SUD go hand-in-hand, so treatment needs to do the same. At RCA, we’re invested in your success with both. We want you to have a successful life with meaning and satisfaction,”
It’s not uncommon for someone suffering from a mental health disorder to use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. There are likely feelings, emotions, or situations that the person is trying to bury or numb with drugs or alcohol.
So as you continue your journey, it’s important to address the mental illness to increase the likelihood of reaching and maintaining recovery. Our team at RCA at Devon will integrate your recovery into your mental health treatment through individual counseling, helpful tools and strategies, and peer support.
Here, you’ll feel comfortable enough to discuss how you feel alcohol or drugs played a role in your life without worrying about judgment or consequence, as your peers will be in this stage, too. As we work to create new recovery goals, we’ll also integrate new mental health goals.
Our staff will also help you with:
- Managing stress. Stress will always be a part of life – so the best thing you can do is learn how to combat it with healthy actionable steps. This way, you’ll be able to tolerate stress without feeling like you need to drink or use drugs, or without letting your thoughts drag you under.
- Accepting and learning to live with negative feelings. Turning to drugs or alcohol to numb unpleasant memories or feelings may feel like the only way for you to cope – but it’s not. We can show you how to accept, cope, and move on from these feelings without the use of drugs or alcohol.
- Identifying your triggers. Triggers are common with both addictions and mental illness – so you need to have a plan to tackle these triggers when they pop up. We’ll help you develop an action plan for these times.
- Discovering new activities. What does your life look like now that you’re in recovery? Maybe you don’t know – and that’s OK. We will guide you toward trying new things you might not have ever considered for yourself.
Never forget – there is always hope. With Recovery Centers of America, you’ll have the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to battle mental illness and addiction, leading you to a happier, healthier life. We understand what you’re going through and we can help. Call 1-800-RECOVERY today.