No two individuals experience mental health struggles in the same way. Recognizing individual needs and allowing our clients to have an advocate through their journey is key to providing a positive mental health treatment environment here at Brightside Behavioral Health.
There’s a sad truth about the mental health world: people are treated like numbers. The churn and burn culture of some mental health agencies means we end up with clients who don’t get the best service and clinicians who are overworked.
At Brightside Behavioral Health, we wanted to create a practice where people feel valued. Where relationships matter. We are real people and we talk to real people who want to feel better. Together, we explore ways you can get from where you are now to where you want to be.
For you, the client, we wanted the therapy experience to be one of excellence. We created an office environment that is beautiful and relaxing.
We use technology that is the latest and greatest, for example, EMDR and Virtual Reality therapies. When you’re ready to see it for yourself, we hope you’ll reach out to us.
There has been a significant increase in mental health concerns over the past few years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the issues. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms in the United States has increased dramatically. About four in ten adults alone have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in January 2021, up from one in ten in 2019.
Mental Health issues have also increased amongst children and teenagers, who have had to navigate remote learning, disrupted social connections, social pressure and uncertainty about the future. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the proportion of mental health-related emergency department visits for children aged 5-11 and 12-17 increased significantly in 2022 compared to the previous year.
It is important to note that mental health concerns were already a significant health issue before the pandemic. However, the pandemic has brought these issues to the forefront and has highlighted the critical importance of addressing mental health concerns and having access to mental health resources and support.
One of the most important ways to begin creating a mental-health-positive community is to begin raising awareness about the reality of mental health issues. There is a lot of stigma surrounding both poor mental health and seeking help for those concerns. Many people with mental illness may be afraid of seeking help due to social pressures or possible negative perceptions. Brightside Behavioral Health is here to ensure that everyone feels confident that they can seek help.
The first step in overcoming mental health struggles is to seek professional help. This may involve working with mental health professionals, such as a therapist or psychologist, who can provide diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing support. Brightside Behavioral Health is here to help you through your journey to finding a happier, healthier you.