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A Day in the Life in a Residential Mental Health Treatment Center

Taking the step to receive treatment for a mental health issue can seem like a daunting challenge. One of the most common questions for people considering care at a residential mental health treatment center is, “what will day-to-day life look like while in treatment?” At Atlanta Center for Mental Health, each person’s experience will ultimately…

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Characteristics of a Good PTSD Treatment Program

Trauma can dramatically alter a person’s mental state, both immediately after the trauma and for years to come. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that arises from unprocessed trauma after experiencing a particularly shocking, dangerous, or stressful event. People living with PTSD often report severe anxiety, nightmares, or uncontrollable flashbacks to a…

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3 Ways Group Therapy Can Provide Support

Millions of Americans live with a mental illness, yet many feel alone in their struggle. While loved ones may be supportive, it can be difficult for them to relate to your experiences personally. But while mental illness is often isolating, it doesn’t have to be. A group therapy program connects you to others struggling with…

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Promote Positive Thinking

A common misconception around mental health is that you need to be suffering from a diagnosed mental illness to benefit from therapy. While therapy is undoubtedly a central facet of dealing with mental illness, people seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons, such as grief, trauma, or even simply the stress of daily…

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What to Expect in Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mental illness is very common. About 20% of American adults will meet the criteria for a mental illness in any given year, and around half of all adults will experience a period of mental illness in their lifetime. The symptoms of mental illness can vary in severity, and there are many options and levels of…

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Are Residential Mental Health Treatment Centers Safe?

Millions of people require treatment for mental illness every year. There is a range of mental health conditions that each have their own spectrum of severity. Some people require outpatient treatment to manage the symptoms of their mental illness, and some need more intensive treatment, including participating in a residential mental health treatment program. Residential…