Mental health problems are much more common than most people realize. On average, about one-fifth of the U.S. population experiences some level of mental health issues, and they can affect everyone, irrespective of age, gender identity or race. Many people suffer in silence without ever seeking help, and their mental health deteriorates over time, leading to issues such as unemployment, incarceration, homelessness and even suicide. If someone you love has signs of a mental health problem, holding an intervention may be the only way to convince them to seek help before it’s too late.
We’re so, so thankful to have had Rich on our side throughout this process. Treatment isn’t a decision you want to take lightly. You need an advocate. And if you want the best advocate, you need Whitman Recovery Service.
Mental issues disrupt sufferers’ entire lives, including their thoughts, actions and relationships with others. Untreated mental illnesses can become debilitating, yet people with severe mental illnesses are typically not in a state of mind to seek solutions to problems on their own. It often takes an outside perspective to help convince someone it is time to start thinking of their mental health problem as a life-threatening issue. When carefully organized by expert professionals, mental health interventions are one of the most significant ways to guide mentally ill people to treatment.
Though there is a common media stereotype depicting interventions as being exclusively for people with substance abuse disorders, the scenario you have likely seen played out in fiction so many times does not accurately represent how a professional intervention can help someone with a severe mental health problem reclaim ownership of their life.
If you are close to someone who is struggling with a mental illness, you may have noticed their behavior is becoming increasingly unpredictable or secretive. Even as you are doing everything in your power to keep them safe and show them they are loved, they may be defensive and even hostile to your suggestions that they seek treatment. For people who are mentally compromised, problems such as paranoia, delusions, depression and mania can exacerbate their symptoms.
When you consider these factors, it’s easy to see why mental health interventions should be highly choreographed and planned down to the last detail to ensure they have the best chance of getting people the help they require while keeping all participants safe.
Whitman Recovery Service does not take this lightly at all. We have as part of our team an advising psychiatrist that we consult with. We know we are working with a very special loved one and will use every resource we have to help guarantee a successful and smooth process.
With professional planning and execution, mental health interventions can be a crucial step in guiding loved ones who are struggling with crippling mental illness toward wellness and recovery. Call 512-722-7566 to learn more about planning a mental health intervention with Rich Whitman, whose unparalleled experience and professionalism have resulted in a success rate above 90 percent.