We have to choose to be HAPPY.
It’s important to put your best foot forward. This can be HARD and it’s definitely easier said than done. I constantly talk about how we drive ourselves insane by doing the same thing EVERYDAY. We go to work, come home, do our home duties whether it’s cooking dinner, helping the children with homework, and/or sitting at the kitchen table figuring out bills. Your day may not be like that exactly you might have a part-time job or spend most of your evenings taking your children to practices or extracurricular activities. Whatever your evening consist of if you are not fulfilling your purpose you will suffer from this type of lifestyle, even if the bills are being paid. NO ONE can determine your purpose but God and you. So whatever that purpose is, be sure to stay true to it and work daily to achieve it.
In order to be successful in life, we have to make a conscious decision to stay committed to our short-term and long-term goals.
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New patients admitted into a psychiatric facility sometimes struggle with understanding the process of being in a hospital. Many
patients think they are okay after taking a dose of medications, and participating in two or three mental health groups. It’s common to hear patients say: It was a mistake, I wasn’t really going to hurt myself, or I don’t need to be here. However, when someone is reluctant to obtain treatment, it becomes difficult to educate them about mental health. Patients meet with a psychiatrist and other mental health professions while at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. During their inpatient stay, they will learn about coping skills, positive thinking skills, recreational skills, and have the ability to express their stressors and how to manage them. Patients are estimated to stay on an inpatient unit for seven to fourteen days. This is short compared to how long patients stayed in psychiatric hospitals decades ago. However, upon discharge, patients receive resources that will help them with treatment on a different level of care. Ongoing treatment typically is long term and helps patients process their mental health issues outside of a hospital setting.
There are programs across Maryland that assist patients with daily living skills. These skills can range from simple task like getting dressed, to difficult task like locating a job or identifying triggers. Patients discharged from an inpatient facility or have a difficult time with stressors in life, may be referred to a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP). These programs give patients emotional and intellectual structure that is required to improve in their day-to-day living skills.
Some individuals live by themselves and have little to no family support. Families who are supportive, are not always available to provide a person what they need to manage their mental illness. When clients are in a PRP, families have a sense of security knowing their loved one is learning the necessary tools to control their mental illness. Here are a few things that are structured at a PRP: Continue reading “How Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs Help with Mental Health”