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Residential treatment is designed for people who need more time to solely focus on improving their mental health condition. The best setting for them is one that minimizes everyday distractions and offers intensive care that promotes their health and well-being.

A home-like environment invokes a feeling of warmth and familiarity in which residents can feel comfortable. This may be particularly appealing to people who want to avoid entering a hospital, but need a place that feels less clinical but still offers quality psychiatric care.

They can be sure they will be part of a recovery process that protects their privacy, keeps their needs at the forefront, and uses evidence-based therapies and methods to help them manage the challenges ahead.

Residents will also find that they safely manage their mental illness in the case that it worsens. Entering a program reduces the risk of harming themselves and others. This treatment is appropriate for complex psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and schizophrenia, among many others.

Highly individualized care is essential when treating individuals with mental illness, as everyone has different needs. Trained and dedicated professionals provide sustained support and can guide people toward the care they need and ensure that they get it.

“Residential treatment offers high-quality, long-term mental health care within a structured, home-like setting that contributes to healing and a sense of community. In fact, residential care offers adults with mental illness a number of advantages over other mental health treatment settings,” writes the American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA).

There are different kinds of residential treatment settings for people receiving mental health care. ARTA outlines several of them here. Residential treatment programs of a clinical nature offer a group home-like setting in which intensive therapy is provided daily. Some people may live in group residential communities, while others participate in work-based or farm-based residential programs. Some mental health treatment programs are centered around an apartment community.

Reasons to Consider Residential Treatment

It is essential that a residential psychiatric program has specific features to offer its patients. ARTA lists several core characteristics that it says promotes improved and sustained mental health. The association says a program should have:

Respect for the individual

Each resident is seen for the whole person they are instead of just another patient or a case.

Individualized therapeutic treatment goals

Each person who needs mental health treatment will have different needs, so their plan should include them.

Consistent structures and routines

Having these supports people who are trying to recover.

Personal responsibility

Residents of a mental health program learn how to be responsible for their behavior and gain an awareness of how they affect others.

Opportunities to give back to the community

Residents build their self-esteem and learn skills that can help them thrive in society as they contribute to their community.

Peer support

People can learn how to help each other and build supportive relationships during their time in residential treatment.

Higher quality of life

An environment that promotes the things mentioned above can improve one’s well-being and make life meaningful.

What to Expect from a Residential Treatment Program

At Vista Pines Health, our residential program offers integrated mental health treatment to individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. We specialize in treating various disorders, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Schizoaffective disorder

Residential care often involves various therapies that treat the mind, such as:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR)

Co-Occurring Substance Use and Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Vista Pines Health also shares a campus with Arete Recovery, another Delphi program that treats individuals in recovery from substance abuse and addiction.

Many people who have a mental health disorder are also battling with challenges involving addictive substances. We can help people who have co-occurring disorders, which is when a person is battling a mental health disorder and substance use disorder at the same time.

Treatment that addresses both conditions at the same time is vital for recovery from both.

Why Choose Vista Pines Health?

Vista Pines Health is South Florida’s premier residential mental health care. As part of the Delphi Behavioral Health network of rehabilitation centers, we have an established track record of providing excellence in treatment that aligns with industry standards.

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