The princess of the Puyallup, WA, 2012 Daffodil Festival loved volunteering in the community and being around children. To everyone who knew her, the young woman seemed full of life. She tragically took her own life in April 2013. No one is sure what was troubling her or why this young woman chose to end her own life this way, but the community mourns her passing.
After Treatment Is Over
Mental health treatment is often the first place many people turn when they are, or a loved one is, facing a crisis. Professional counselors offer the type of assistance that the individual needs to learn to cope with their issues. Finishing a treatment program is a major achievement, however the healing process goes on. Below are some ways that an individual can continue the process of recovery after treatment:
- Support groups. You can join a group made up of others who also struggle with mental health issues. Be open and honest with the group about your struggles and learn from them.
- Set goals. To help you continue moving toward recovery, formulate goals you can work toward.
- Establish a routine. Setting a schedule for taking medications, going to work, eating, sleeping, and exercising can be beneficial and create structure in the individual’s daily life.
- Accountability. Choose trusted people, such as family members or close friends, who can help you track your progress, give you feedback, and give warnings if they suspect a relapse.
The Healing Process
Learning to live with a mental health disorder takes time and effort. To find help for someone you care about in Puyallup and to assist them in beginning their healing process, call us at the number above today.