A pair of programs are targeting the need for mental health treatment in Stanislaus County.
Modesto-area residents have struggled with access to treatment. And untreated mental illness is a prominent issue with its ties to homelessness.
Next week, a “partial hospitalization” program will open at Doctors Behavioral Health Center on Claus Road. The center is launching a short-term outpatient therapy program for patients whose psychiatric illness is affecting their ability to function but they’re not sick enough to require hospitalization.
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Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)
AOT is a civil court-order for treatment of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who meet strict legal criteria. Often these individuals experience sever mental health symptoms which impact their ability to recognize the need for treatment.
The individual Read More
Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Read More. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at menial jobs when my symptoms were quiet. Following my last psychiatric hospitalization at the age of 28, I was encouraged by a doctor to
Both her sons have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the most difficult part is dealing with the perception of her children’s disorder by other people.Read More
Symptoms can range from extreme anxiety to emotional numbness, from violence to withdrawal, from hyper-arousal and activity to clinical depression.Read More