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Mental health conditions affect millions of Americans each year — yet the average delay between symptom onset and treatment is 11 years. While 45% of adults with a mental health disorder get treatment in a given year, that leaves millions of people in need of professional care. If you are one of these individuals, it’s important that you take action.

Inpatient mental health treatment is an excellent option, especially among those living with more severe symptoms. At Transformations at Mending Fences, we proudly offer inpatient treatment options to meet your every need. Our approach is simple. We aim to transform the lives of our clients through innovative, evidence-based treatment.

Learn more about our philosophy to gain perspective on what treatment can be.

What Is Inpatient Mental Health Treatment?

Unfortunately, Hollywood films, such as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” have left many people concerned with the concept of inpatient treatment. Of course, these examples in pop culture don’t accurately represent modern residential mental health treatment centers. Treatment centers today are not psychiatric hospitals by any means — they’re residential facilities that provide professional help while encouraging positive personal growth.

For example, at Mending Fences, residents gain access to a 400-acre facility. In addition to evidence-based interventions, you will be able to interact with working horses, participate in art therapy, practice yoga, and so much more.

Unlike outpatient treatment, inpatient mental health treatment simply means that you live on site. This allows you access to 24-hour care and support while living in a highly structured environment. While there are select examples of involuntary care, enforced by courts and law enforcement, the bulk of clients we assist come to us for voluntary care.

If you have determined that your current mental health is interfering with your ability to work, attend school, maintain healthy relationships, or simply enjoy life, entering an inpatient program might be your best option. When entering this type of program, you will be able to remove yourself from the stressors of everyday life. You enter a healing environment that is both supportive and structured, helping you adhere to a routine that best suits your needs and goals. As you continue on your path to recovery, you learn healthy habits and coping skills to drive lifelong success.

What to Expect During Your Inpatient Mental Health Stay

No two treatment centers are identical in their approach or access to therapy. That is why it’s best to select a treatment facility that offers a wide spectrum of treatment options. This ensures an individualized experience, further increasing your chances of success. At Mending Fences, we offer dozens of treatment and therapy options, creating the perfect inpatient stay for you. We understand that no two clients are the same — so why would your treatment plan be identical?

If you are ready to take the next step towards a healthier future, here’s what to expect.

An Initial Assessment and Admissions Process

Entering a mental health facility is a stressful time for both you and your loved ones. That is why at Mending Fences, we ensure this step is as easy and quick as possible. When you contact us, we will collect confidential information to better support you during this process. Learn more about the steps you’ll need to take here.

A Structured Environment and Scheduled Routine

Structure is important in all treatment programs. However, it is especially key throughout the course of inpatient mental health care. To ensure the best possible results, clients adhere to a schedule each day and night. How your day looks will depend on your personal treatment plan. However, most clients will wake up, get ready for the day, eat breakfast, and then engage in some form of therapy. For some, that means an individual therapy session, while others take time to journal.

As you approach lunchtime, you may exercise, read, or participate in another stress-relieving activity. Following lunch, therapy is common, including opportunities for group sessions, individual counseling, or a more specialized form of treatment, such as EMDR. Many programs will incorporate holistic treatments as well. After dinner, recreational time may include watching TV or anything else that helps you unwind before bed.

Day to day, your schedule will change slightly, but the overall structure of your inpatient program will remain the same. The goal here is to develop a solid foundation in which you build healthy coping skills, develop productive behaviors, and cultivate a more positive outlook on life.

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The Development of Healthier Habits

Mental health treatment requires you to heal both your body and mind. Research shows that mind-body approaches that focus on the relationships between the mind, body, brain, and behavior can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and other chronic health conditions.

When struggling with your mental health, it’s not unknown for your physical health to suffer. Whether your exercise habits no longer exist, your diet has worsened, or your sleep habits are less than ideal, inpatient treatment will focus on the importance of self-care. At Mending Fences, experiential services help you develop healthier habits while encouraging personal growth. Recreation activities such as yoga and cooking classes help you address your fitness levels and nutrition while improving self-esteem.

Customized Treatment

Inpatient treatment should never be offered as a one-size-fits-all solution. You are unique and so is your mental health. While certain patterns and symptoms exist among clients living with similar mental health conditions, your experiences and goals matter when creating the most effective treatment plan. Again, this is why the assessment process is so critical. This step allows our team of professionals to gain greater insight into your condition, medical history, prior attempts at treatment, etc. All of this information is vital when developing a customized plan.

It is also important to consider the mental health condition(s) you personally live with. While many therapy options, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, target a wide range of disorders, certain treatments are designed to target specific symptoms. For example, someone who enters treatment for PTSD may focus more on trauma-based therapy options, compared to someone with depression and episodes of psychosis.

At Mending Fences, there are so many treatment options available, many of which allow you to practice and learn life skills. The facility itself is a place of healing and growth, highlighting your unique needs.

Continuing Your Recovery

Once your inpatient treatment program ends at Mending Fences, it doesn’t mean your recovery process is over. It’s important to invest in an aftercare program that helps you stay on track. For some, that means attending support groups and learning ongoing stress-reduction techniques, whereas others will continue individual therapy. Regardless of your path, it’s important to remain gentle with yourself. The healing process takes time.

Take Back Control — We’re Here to Help You Every Step of the Way

Regardless of your mental health and the treatment you seek, it’s important to remember that just as no two clients are the same, no two treatment centers or programs are identical either.

If you’re ready to take the next step toward a healthier future, Transformation Treatment Center provides comprehensive mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual care. We offer a complete continuum of care, including our highly regarded inpatient mental health treatment program. This program is designed to encourage positive, sustained change.

If you are concerned about your symptoms and need a structured environment to stabilize your condition, inpatient mental health treatment is an optimal choice. If you are worried about a loved one, we encourage you to contact us to discuss the options available. That way, you can hold a meeting with your loved one and offer to support them throughout their journey. We are proud to provide family support as well.

Your new life can begin today — all you need to do is call. Contact our dedicated staff to discuss your questions and concerns today!