While undergoing a treatment plan, the process can seem scary and overwhelming. The journey to recovery is often fraught with doubts and the fear of failure. Yet, there is a much higher chance of reaching recovery when you have a team of good people on your side. When you feel like you may trip during the process of treatment, these people can catch you along the way and set you back on your feet.
It is vitally important that this team is made of people who truly care about your mental health and your physical health as well. Going through the process of assembling a team that truly cares is well worth it, and the benefits speak for themselves.
Your Whole Being Is Cared For
A great treatment team knows that it is not only your mental health that matters but your physical health as well. Exercise and other movement-based activities are proven to help with many symptoms of depression. If you require medication to help manage symptoms, a knowledgeable doctor will be able to tell you what foods will impede the effects of your medication, such as medications used to treat anxiety.
It can be difficult to know how to change your diet in a healthy way, and a team will collaborate to help you learn to do so. Many times feeling bad physically can negatively affect your mental health. That is why it is important to treat your entire body. It can be hard to make changes to your diet and physical routine without encouragement, but with a good team, you can expect compassionate support along each step of your journey.
You Are Never Alone
When you have a treatment team, the fear of ‘what ifs’ practically vanish. You can reach out at any time for any reason. Sometimes you might just need a bit of encouragement. Sometimes you need an answer to a question that is too technical for you to figure out on your own. It is a comforting thought to know that there are people that genuinely care within reach that can help you when you need it.
Sometimes, reassurance is all you need to gain the courage to continue with your treatment. A team can also reach out to other support groups, which often have communities of people living with the same disorder as you. Knowing you are not alone can be a powerful tool in the process of recovery.
You Won’t Be Judged
It does not matter who you are, as a human being, you deserve kindness and compassion. A good team understands that you do not need judgment when you are actively trying to get help for yourself. You can be honest and expect that your fears and thoughts will be taken seriously. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 1 in 5 adults struggle with a mental disorder, so your team has most likely seen what you are struggling with before. They will never make you feel ashamed for having a mental disorder and will always encourage you to find your inner strength.
Even more important, they will help you not judge yourself for things out of your control. Without the fear of judgment, you will find that being open will become much easier, which helps your team to find the roots of your problem and find effective treatment.
You’ve Got a Team in Your Corner
Having a caring treatment team means that you have people on your side. With society’s negative stigma about mental disorders, most people tend to not understand exactly what you are experiencing. Sometimes you may have family or friends who do not understand what you are going through and may be generally misinformed about your disorder. A team is there to educate those people and help them understand what is happening.
If you find yourself without a support network, an educated treatment team can become your support network and offer non-judgmental compassion during a difficult portion of your life. If you need anything at all, a good team can advocate for it on your behalf.
You Have a Better Chance of Lasting Recovery
While finishing your treatment plan, you may wonder what to do afterward. How do you remember to continue with the healthy habits that you have learned? Just because you finished a treatment course does not mean that you are suddenly left high and dry. Your team will be there to help you stick to your goals and remember the techniques that you have learned.
Even if it is just some encouragement, you can count on your team to make sure that you continue to live your best life. Before you even leave a program, your team will work with you to help you transition back to normal life and navigate possible pitfalls that may trigger a relapse. With a team, you can be sure that you leave a treatment program with the best chance possible to archive long-lasting success and recovery.
Perhaps the most important aspect of a good treatment team is the comfort they provide. You will not have to do something so difficult as a treatment on your own, and you can expect people who truly care about you to be there. It can be a wonderful feeling to be cared about so strongly.
Having a team of caring and knowledgeable professionals can mean the difference between a successful treatment and one that is not. With the correlation between mind and body becoming more prevalent, it helps to have people who understand just what you need.
Nobody can truly make a journey of recovery all by themselves, and at Acera Health in Costa Mesa, California, we have staff members that can provide top-level care to any individual or persons in need. Here, we care for your whole being, and you can expect care given to both your mind and your body. Your whole self deserves to feel happy and well, and that starts with reaching out to professionals who can tailor a treatment plan to reach your goals.
If you or someone you know are struggling with a mental health disorder, call us at (949)-866-3881.
Melody is a highly skilled proactive clinical administrator, with more than 17 years of experience serving the community in the behavioral health field.
Her clinical management career started in 2011 as a compliance manager and program director. In 2018, she became an executive as chief clinical officer (CCO). She is a seasoned licensed marriage & family therapist.