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Mental illness can affect anyone, whether you’re dealing with addiction or are sober, or whether you love your life or need a change. It doesn’t discriminate between those who have time to spare and those who live busy lives day in and day out.
Mental health concerns are as varied as the people who manage them, but one thing applies to all — treatment can help. The trick is finding a solution that fits in with those necessary parts of your life, like work, child care and personal responsibilities.
Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) cater to individuals with lives they simply can’t leave behind. Anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and other mental illnesses don’t wait until it’s convenient to show up. In fact, those stressful, busy times in your life are often when mental illnesses emerge, leaving you unsure of how to handle everything.
In IOP, a team of therapists, psychologists and other mental health professionals help you sort through it all on your time. Family and work obligations are some of the main reasons people forgo mental health treatment, putting a strain on every area of their life. With IOP, you only spend a couple of hours a day a few times a week at a care facility, leaving the rest of your time free for taking care of everything else.
When you’re struggling with mental illness, taking time for yourself may seem more challenging than ever. Your brain may trick you into thinking you don’t deserve it, or perhaps the condition has caused you to fall behind in certain areas of your life. However, taking time to address what you’re going through is a vital part of learning to manage your symptoms and staying well enough to maintain all your other responsibilities.
Many IOPs take place during the day, but an evening IOP option gives many people more flexibility. Evening IOP for mental health allows you to take care of those responsibilities during the day and visit a care facility for a few hours in the evening. There, you can focus on yourself and learn how to manage your mental health away from the stresses of your daily life.
If you’re based in Sacramento or the wider Northern California area, Diamond House is ready to accept you into our mental illness evening IOP. We’ve long been lauded as the area’s premier recovery center, but our focus is on more than addiction. All of our doctors and nurse practitioners are highly experienced in working with mental health conditions such as:
When you’re struggling with mental illness, we want to help. Evening IOP is an excellent program to start the process, but we also offer daytime IOP and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) for mental health.
If you’re ready to accept help, Diamond House wants to assist. We’ll work with you to develop a treatment schedule that works around your demanding responsibilities and adjust as needed until you’re ready to do it on your own. Contact our admittance team today to learn more or start your intake.