Mental Health

At our mental health treatment program in Louisville, Kentucky, a person’s mental health and well-being is our top priority. A mental illness is a condition that affects someone's feeling, thinking or mood. These conditions may affect someone's ability to relate to others and function every day. Everyone will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.

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    One in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition every year. One in 17 people has a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In addition to someone directly experiencing a mental illness, the family, friends, and communities are also affected.

    A mental health condition isn’t the result of just one event. Research suggests multiple linking causes. Genetics, environment, and lifestyle all help influence whether someone develops a mental health condition. A stressful home life or job can make some people more susceptible, as well as traumatic life events like being the victim of a crime. Biochemical factors and brain structure play a role, too.

    Half of the mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75% of mental health conditions develop by age 24. The normal behavioral changes of someone’s adolescent years may mask or mimic symptoms of a mental health condition. Engagement and support are crucial to improving outcomes and increasing the chance of recovery.

    Benefits Of Our Mental Health Treatment in Louisville, Kentucky

    Recent studies tell us that abusing drugs can speed up and worsen mental health conditions, but there is no need to suffer alone. Our highly-trained, compassionate clinicians guide you in addressing any hidden mental health issues that are a contributing factor to your addiction struggles.

    Together, our staff will identify and eliminate your triggers to develop a workable plan that supports your long-term recovery. If you experience anxiety or depression and use drugs or alcohol to cope, reach out to our mental health treatment in Louisville, Kentucky today.

    Studies show that individuals suffering from mental health disorders are far more likely to engage in substance abuse It is estimated that, of the more than 23 million Americans who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, 9 million have an undiagnosed mental health disorder. Sadly, only about 7% of them receive treatment.

    Many people who suffer from drug addiction and alcoholism experience co-occurring disorders. A co-occurring disorder, or dual diagnosis, describes an individual who suffers from alcohol or drug addiction while also experiencing depression, anxiety, or other mental health symptoms.

    Our mental health treatment in Louisville is part of the JourneyPure behavioral health care network of addiction treatment facilities located across the southeast. In addition, we create safe, comfortable environments for men and women suffering from addiction with co-occurring mental health disorders to discover the root causes of their illnesses.

    Early Warning Signs

    Are you unsure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

    • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
    • Having unexplained aches and pains
    • Feeling helpless or hopeless
    • Pulling away from people and usual activities
    • Having low or no energy
    • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
    • Smoking, drinking or using drugs more than usual
    • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
    • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
    • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
    • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
    • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
    • Thinking of harming yourself or others
    • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

    Contact JourneyPure’s mental health treatment in Louisville today to learn more about how we can help you begin your treatment.

    What We Treat At JourneyPure’s Mental Health Treatment

    Here at our mental health treatment program, we treat all kinds of mental health disorders. No matter what your co-occurring disorder is, our clinical staff is willing to work with you on your path to recovery. Our treatment plans especially focus on these five mental disorders below:

    • Anxiety

    Anxiety is a general term for many disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave and can cause physical symptoms. Mild anxiety can be vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can seriously affect day-to-day living.

    Anxiety disorders affect 40 million people in the United States. It is the most common group of mental illnesses in the country. However, only 36.9 percent of people with the condition receive treatment.

    • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks.

    There are four basic types of bipolar disorder. All of them involve changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely up, elated, and energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very sad, down, or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes.

    • Depression

    Depression, also known as a major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

    • PTSD

    PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it.

    The “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, but most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.

    Contact Our Mental Health Treatment in Louisville, KY Today

    If you have any questions regarding your own state of mental health, JourneyPure’s mental health treatment in Louisville, KY is here to help. Our intake specialists are available 24/7 to assist you. Please give us a call or reach out to us through our site.