The decision to care for your mental health is a serious one. On average, people live with symptoms of their mental illness for 11 years before seeking help. This means that many people suffer unnecessarily for a very long time before getting support for their mental health issues. When someone decides to seek treatment, they may need help understanding the different options available, ranging from outpatient therapy groups to residential mental health treatment programs. Women’s mental health treatment programs can be especially supportive to women and offer many important benefits.
At the Atlanta Center for Mental Health, we offer life-changing, supportive programs specially tailored to women’s needs. Our compassionate, knowledgeable staff members are ready to walk with you on your recovery journey. To learn more about our programming, please call 833.625.0458 or fill out an online psychiatric intake form here.
3 Benefits of a Women’s Psychiatric Treatment Program
1. Focus on Safety
Women have different pressures and experiences when working towards mental wellness. Mental health issues can affect women in dramatically different ways than they affect men. Women need different support in their journey, including extra measures to ensure their physical and emotional safety. Women may need special support and understanding as they navigate trauma and loss.
Many women have experienced different forms of intimidation and abuse, including sexual assault or other violence. Women’s only programs offer a nurturing environment that gives women a safe space to open up about their lives and talk honestly about their mental health symptoms. Gender-specific treatment programs allow women to learn how to manage stress and cope with their mental health issues in a nurturing environment.
2. Experienced Staff
Women face different social challenges when they begin to address their mental health issues. Women often put off taking care of themselves because they have many important roles in their family and community. A good program supports women in all of their roles. The staff is experienced and trained to work with women. They understand how to support women from the first day of treatment and how to support them in their lifelong journey towards mental health. The staff understands common issues that face women in mental health treatment, including:
- Childcare issues
- Trauma support
- Relationship issues
- Ongoing therapy or support groups
- Behavioral health treatment options
- Dual diagnosis treatment programs
The staff in gender-specific treatment programs have experience with issues that concern women and special skills in helping women overcome common challenges.
3. Focus on Community
Research shows that women benefit from feeling connected to a supportive community. Group therapy is an important component of most women’s mental health treatment programs. In addition to individual counseling, group therapy provides additional support from other women on their own journey to positive mental health.
The safe, nurturing environment of women’s only group therapy allows women to be open and honest. The staff who lead these group sessions have special training and awareness of common concerns. This allows them to guide the group skillfully as they explore these issues. These groups’ safety creates the opportunity for women to share confidently, leading to more productive therapy sessions.
Learn More About The Atlanta Center for Mental Health
At the Atlanta Center for Mental Health, we believe that people living with mental illness deserve compassionate, knowledgeable support on their journey to good mental health. We offer programs for everyone, including gender-specific treatment options. Our programs include:
- Residential psychiatric center
- A dual diagnosis treatment program
- Anxiety treatment program
- Bipolar treatment program
If you are ready to take the first step in taking care of your mental health, we want to walk with you the rest of the way. Please reach out to the staff at the Atlanta Center for Mental Health by calling 833.625.0458 or filling out an online intake form here.