There’s no question that we are in the midst of a mental health epidemic. Rates of suicide and instances of depression are rising, and this means that we need to talk about not only preventative measures, but also ways to aid those suffering from serious and critical disorders.

How We All Can Alleviate the Mental Health Epidemic

A person struggling with issues of mental health may not realize how badly they’re doing, or they may realize it and keep it to themselves. Though some will suggest interventions for these people by professionals and/or loved ones, a lot of people don’t know anything about real interventions and only visualize what Hollywood has put on display for us. The event shouldn’t be a dramatic production, but rather an environment of care and support.

What good can an intervention do for someone suffering from a mental disorder? For one thing, this may be the only way to convince them that they need the help of a professional treatment facility. There is a “need for interventions to be highly choreographed, tightly scripted processes to ensure they have the best chance of effectively guiding individuals to treatment while keeping all participants safe and their privacy protected.” Though it’s advisable to include a professional during this process, family and friends can certainly manage it if enough thought is put into the details of the experience.

It isn’t an enjoyable time for anyone involved, but this may be a necessary step in helping the individual to find relief from their pain. To learn more about mental health and how to aid those struggling with disorders, contact The Bergand Group. We offer recovery programs for yourself or for others or are seeking education materials about addictions. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction treatment and recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including direction for those who may be denying an addiction.  We can help you to work through your addiction in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.

About The Bergand Group:

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.