woman relaxes during stay at a residential mental health treatment center

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…

woman meets with therapist at ptsd treatment program

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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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…

a man takes in his residential mental health treatment

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…