The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a grassroots organization advocating for mental health across the nation. NAMI Eastside hosts several support groups in Seattle area towns like Redmond, WA to educate and support those struggling with mental health disorders. Attendees of these support groups have an opportunity to share openly in a confidential setting with others who have similar struggles. This type of therapy allows people to realize that they are not alone.
More Options for Therapy
Joining a support group is one way for a person to improve his or her mental well-being, but group therapy is just one component of the treatment process. There are also a number of other therapy options available to move people towards better mental health. Some of these options include:
- Mental health professionals. Psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors and other providers. The type of provider you choose may depend on your disorder and the level of care that is needed.
- Psychotherapy. Along with group therapy, other types of “talk therapy” are available including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychoanalysis, or family therapy.
- Drug therapy. Medications are often used to treat mental health symptoms. Individuals must be sure to adhere to the prescribed dosage and frequency.
- Electroconvulsive therapy. Sometimes used for serious symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, or life-threatening disorders; may also be used if medication is not an option.
Moving Towards Better Mental Health
The more diversified the treatment options included in your Redmond loved one’s mental health treatment program, the more effective the overall result. Get the help they need when you call the phone number above and have them matched to a program that has the resources to offer them extensive and intensive care. Call now.