Psychoeducational programs provide information and education to individuals who are receiving or wish to receive mental health services. These programs can benefit those diagnosed with mental health issues and their family members, as well. Through the use of psychoeducation, awareness regarding mental health issues has increased.
The Purpose of Psychoeducational Programs
In truth, many people have a lack of understanding and basic knowledge of what is going on with their mental health. This makes it more difficult to fight the issue effectively. But with the addition of psychoeducation programs, these conditions can be explained to the individual battling mental health problems and their family members. This allows loved ones to provide much-needed support and guidance.
Psychoeducation aids in the understanding of mental health conditions. As such, it is a valuable part of therapy. It can help people better understand what they will be facing in the coming months and years. It helps identify a person’s strengths and helps them feel more able to control and cope with the situation. Psychoeducation can raise the quality of life substantially for those with mental health conditions and the people who love them.
What You Can Expect from Psychoeducational Programs
Psychoeducation is offered in private and group forms and can be general information or very detailed. However, there are four basic goals to any psychoeducation program: to transfer information, self-care training, and support, medicine and treatment support, and to provide a safe space for venting emotions.
You may have a therapist explain to you or your family how this mental health issue may affect your daily functioning. Or a psychiatrist may explain how a prescription medication might help counteract your symptoms. Some classes will be formal, while support groups often offer a more casual exchange of information and experiences.
How Psychoeducation Programs Can Help Recovery
Through the use of psychoeducation, many patients have learned that there is nothing to be ashamed of when battling mental illness. Knowledge helps clear away the stigma that used to go along with a mental health condition. Now, instead of hiding their mental health problems, many people and their families are able to work through the problems. This helps individuals avoid relapsing into old habits and create new routines that support good mental health.
Contact The Bergand Group today to find out more about our psychoeducation programs and how they can help you.
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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.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]