Taking Care of Your Mental Health this January
There is an undeniable link between mental illness and substance abuse. It is often referred to as dual diagnosis, meaning a mental illness of some sort has been diagnosed in addition to the substance use disorder.
If you’re struggling with your mental health along with your addictive cravings, you’re not alone – in fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 17 million people across the United States experience mental illness in tandem with substance use disorders.
This Mental Wellness Month, we’d like to highlight the ties between mental illness and substance abuse, as well as provide tips for taking care of your mental health during recovery. Read on to learn what you should know about Mental Wellness Month, and don’t hesitate to reach out to a team member at (800) 353-4673 to inquire about our addiction treatments.
Holistic Healing for the Mind, Body, and Spirit
One topic we’d like to focus on when discussing mental wellness is the power of holistic healing. Methods like evidence-based CBT, meditation, reiki, yoga, massage therapy, and more have proven to be successful in helping patients heal the mind, body, and spirit.
Our holistic programs could be especially effective for treating patients with a dual diagnosis, as they focus heavily on the patient’s mental and emotional needs. As stated by the American Psychiatric Association, most patients with a dual diagnosis benefit most from a combination of treatment methods, typically a pairing of medication and therapy.
There Is Hope and Help Available
Many people dealing with mental illness and addiction can be left feeling hopeless. While you are wholly justified in feeling this way, we believe the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration puts it best: “These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover.”
Although certain days may feel hopeless, there is indeed hope on the horizon – and at Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we’re here to help you climb the mountain. It isn’t easy dealing with addiction and trauma, and our team is always here to offer a helping hand.
Browse our blog to learn more ways we treat both mental illness and addiction, and give us a call at (800) 353-4673 if seeking services for you or a loved one. At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, you are never alone in your recovery journey – the rest of our team is climbing the mountain right beside you, every step of the way.