Recovery is a journey and a process, and there is no one “quick fix” for mental health disorders, their symptoms, or how they impact your daily life. Mental health disorders take many forms, each of which demands a unique approach to challenge and overcome. With nearly one in five adults across the United States suffering from some form of mental illness, they are a ubiquitous and complicated concern.

We at Redpoint understand the personal nature of recovery, especially as it relates to how mental health disorders have affected your life or the use of drugs or alcohol, and are prepared to help you create your unique path to a healthy future. Whether you are looking to continue pursuing recovery goals after detox or residential treatment or adding a positive, supportive outlet to manage an otherwise busy and stressful daily life, Redpoint is here to help.

Mental Health

Types of Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders” is a term that encompasses an extensive range of diagnoses, describing anything that routinely impacts your mood, behavior, thoughts, beliefs, or feelings. While some mental health disorders may only manifest on occasion, often as a result of external stimuli, others can be more chronic, affecting a person consistently throughout their day, and no two experiences with any mental health disorder will be the same.

Some common mental health disorders include:

  • Anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, paranoia, panic, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Forms of depression, including major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, or bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders like borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation, such as obsession with, or the planning of suicide.

Even individuals struggling with similar diagnoses can experience these disorders differently, with their own experiences and symptoms. Being able to personalize your recovery based on your needs and goals while experiencing challenging mental health disorders is only part of the unique approach that Redpoint takes to your recovery and future.

Causes of Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders stem from a myriad of sources. For some, genetic components can lead to the development of mental health disorders. Having family members who have struggled with their own mental health struggles can impact one’s propensity for their own mental needs.

Traumatic experiences also commonly lead to various mental health disorders, with childhood trauma, sexual assault, physical, written, or verbal threats, illness, natural disasters, and more profoundly affecting an individual. For others, the use of addictive substances can alter one’s brain chemistry and birth mental health disorders.

Regardless of how mental health disorders manifest, professional help and support to navigate their challenges are crucial for creating an effective recovery plan.

Mental Health and Substance Use

Mental health disorders often beget the use of addictive substances. While drugs or alcohol may present a short-term relief from one’s thoughts, symptoms, or mental state, placating one’s mind from the effects of mental health disorders, their use often leads to even more complicated hurdles in one’s recovery journey.

The use of addictive substances also brings further feelings of anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, and much more, creating a cycle of use that can quickly develop into addiction.

Co-occurring disorders” describes this cyclic nature and is a term used to describe any combination of mental health disorders and substance abuse. Whether you are struggling with anxiety and an addiction to alcohol or overcoming an addiction to opioids while battling the effects of bipolar disorder, co-occurring disorders demand a personalized, holistic approach.

We at Redpoint are committed not just to treating your unique symptoms but to creating a healing program for the whole self, addressing one’s needs and goals for addiction and mental health treatment in tandem for a transformed future. Whether mental health disorders affect your use of addictive substances or if addictive substances introduce feelings of depression, anxiety, and more, a personalized recovery program is available at Redpoint today.

Drug-Induced Psychosis

Drug-induced psychosis is another prevalent and challenging experience for anyone to navigate. These are often short-term episodes where one may feel wholly detached from reality due to drug use, resulting in hallucinations (whether auditory, visual, or olfactory) and delusions, often bringing feelings of anxiety, panic, paranoia, and more. These symptoms manifest either as a result of direct drug use or as a symptom of withdrawal.

Those struggling with drug-induced psychosis may engage in risky behaviors as a result of an altered mental state, leading to potential self-harm or the harm of others. They may also struggle with extreme moods, such as anger, terror, agitation, and intense mood swings.

Professional help is necessary to challenge drug-induced psychosis. Having dedicated and trained clinicians available to navigate these experiences is crucial for one’s continued mental health.

Stabilizing and Diagnoses

Mental health disorders can impact every facet of your daily life, and it is essential to find a point of stability to challenge the effects of mental health disorders. Having a safe space to understand and accurately diagnose mental health disorders is a crucial part of the process, and the clinicians at Redpoint are always ready to sit down and discuss how your experiences, beliefs, and thoughts have affected your life to determine the right diagnosis and create the most effective plan for healing.

Helping you stabilize and challenge mental health disorders is part of our mission at Redpoint. Regardless of how mental health disorders have affected your life, we are ready to help you begin your journey to understanding and healing today.

Mental health disorders present a ubiquitous and complex situation for many, and we at Redpoint are here to help. For information on how we can create a treatment plan curated to your needs and goals in mental health recovery, call us today at (303) 710-8724.

If you have questions about Redpoint Center's mental health rehab and drug programs in Boulder, Larimer, or Garfield County, please call (888) 509-3153 or text us now.