Severe Mental Illness Program

Severe Mental Illness Program

Spring Mountain Treatment Center has designed a program for the adult patient diagnosed with severe mental illness. Adults with a severe or serious mental illness are age 18 and older, who currently or during the past year have a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria specified within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-V that has resulted in functional impairment which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.  All of these disorders have episodic, recurrent, or persistent features, however, may vary in terms of severity and disabling effects. The Severe Mental Illness programs provides individuals with a better understanding of their illness and why treatment is so important. They will learn to apply information from 7 key components of care to their individual situation. The 7 Key Concepts:
  • Self Care
  • Relationships
  • Problem Solving
  • Personal Acceptance
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Wise Mind
The program’s various treatment modalities focus on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By examining negative thinking patterns, patients are able to identify the resulting self-destructive behaviors and make constructive changes.  The goal of the program is for people with mental illness to modify their thinking patterns to increase positive and healthy coping strategies. Studies have demonstrated the usefulness of evidence-based treatment modalities for a wide variety of mental illnesses including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, sleep, and psychotic disorders. By using elements of both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the program is able to meet the needs of a varied demographic. To refer an individual to the Severe Mental Illness program or if you have additional questions please contact Spring Mountain Treatment Center 24 hours/ 7 days per week at (702) 873-2400.