Have you ever noticed how amazing you feel after getting out into nature? Research has shown that there are healing properties not only for the body but the mind in spending time outdoors. When it comes to exercise, nothing beats a nature walk to get the heart pumping, to clear the mind, and appreciate the beauty of the world around you.
At Atlanta Center for Mental Health, our mental health experts help you to find the strength to move forward no matter your struggle. In the non-hospital setting of the residential treatment center, residents can receive the treatment that they need to overcome their mental health issues in a safe and welcoming environment. Learn more about how you can rest and recover by calling 833.625.0458.
Mental Health Therapies
Maintaining your mental health is paramount to living the life you want. With all of the pressures, stresses, and responsibilities of everyday life, it is easy and common for people to slip into the myriad of mental health disorders that plague millions of people around the country.
Every individual who enters care at the Atlanta Center for Mental Health receives an in-depth evaluation to determine the mental health treatment program plan best suited to meet their needs. Not only will treatment revolve around the existing condition but in developing tools and coping skills to ensure long-term recovery. The right therapist can make all the difference.
The many evidence-based mental health treatment options available to those who suffer include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy
- Trauma therapy
As part of treatment, residents at Atlanta Center for Mental Health are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities with the whole person in mind. Taking a holistic approach, our professionals believe that healing begins when the mind and body coordinate to relieve stress and enhance recovery.
Benefits Of Outdoor Activities
What is it about nature that is so restorative? Why do doctors recommend “taking in the fresh air”? Scientists have discovered that long walks in nature can have a life-saving impact on the mind and body. Every sense is awakened to new sights, sounds, smells, and tunes in to the beauty all around rather than the distractions of thoughts. Being in nature elicits feelings of calm, serenity, and peace, helping those who suffer to feel less stress and increase their chances of recovery.
The many benefits of a nature walk include:
- Strengthens the immune system
- Releases hormones that promote positive feelings
- Exposure to natural light and Vitamin D
- Helps with focus and concentration
- Reduces stress
- Brightens your mood
- Improves recovery and healing
- Increases blood flow to the brain
Walking in nature has the added benefit of helping those who suffer with their mental health to learn how to focus and relax their mind. They learn patience and to use their mind to overcome adversity.
While a nature walk alone has many health benefits, residents are encouraged to participate in outdoor activities with other residents, staff, and family to build and enhance supportive relationships as part of their recovery process.
Learn More About Mental Health Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia
Located in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, the residential mental health center at Atlanta Center for Mental Health is the ideal location to rest, restore, and recover. During their time at our treatment center, residents have the opportunity to participate in many outdoor activities, including nature walks and hikes.