No one wants to feel alone. Especially if you’re struggling with a mental health issue and you are also a teenager. Finding a group of people who accept you for who you are and who are looking out for your best interests is one of the best things that can happen to someone struggling with mental health issues. Community-based care at residential treatment facilities can offer that sense of community which can really promote healing and self-confidence.
Why Community-Based Care In Residential Treatment Facilities Is Effective
Community-based care, like what you’d find in residential treatment facilities, is so effective because of the level of support found there. Teens who attend residential treatment facilities find themselves in a structured community environment where each and every one of their needs are taken care of.
In such a milieu, teens are supported every step of the way by their peers, mentors, and therapists. Community-based care in residential treatment facilities can improve a teen’s overall social skills and can boost their self esteem and self confidence tenfold
At residential treatment facilities with structured communities, teens feel like they have a place in the community. Before entering into treatment, they may not have felt that way about themselves. Structured community environments prepare teens to transition back home into their community by teaching a variety of life skills that can be used throughout a resident’s life.
Eliminating Stigma in Residential Treatment Facilities
Our society has continued to enforce a stigma around mental health and those who struggle with mental health issues. Community-based residential treatment facilities that encourage community involvement through community service and other activities help to eliminate this stigma within the community that residential treatment facilities are located in.
When teens go out and participate in community service activities, they interact with people from all walks of life in their community. Through these interactions, members of the community can see that those struggling with mental health issues are just normal people. This helps eliminate the stigma. Of course, we still have a long way to go before the stigma is eliminated altogether, but baby steps are important.
Solstice East can help
Solstice East, a residential treatment center for teen girls ages 14-17, helps struggling teen girls find success in a community-based environment.
For more information about Solstice East, please call (855) 672-7058 today.