Millions of people will experience a mental health crisis at some point in their lives. Many will be able to tend to their mental health needs with the support of friends and family, with outpatient treatment, or both. Still, others with more serious treatment needs will turn to residential mental health treatment. After taking the courageous step to seek treatment, you may experience a mixture of relief and nervousness.
When preparing for mental health treatment admissions in Florida, the Harmony Hills team will take the time to answer all of your questions so that you know just what to expect when you arrive. Call 855.494.0357 to speak with an admissions specialist.
5 Questions to Ask Before Entering Mental Health Treatment
Being prepared will help you feel the most comfortable entering mental health treatment. Your treatment center should be willing to answer all of your questions openly. At Harmony Hills, we spend time with you and your family members to ensure you are prepared to manage the daily expectations of treatment. Some questions you should ask during the admissions process include:
- How does the facility work with insurance, and what are payment options? Insurance coverage for mental health services is confusing. Be sure you understand what your insurance will cover, what you are responsible for paying, and your payment options.
- Can you tour the facilities? Many facilities also provide testimonials or opportunities to talk with alumni and their families.
- What happens during a typical day in treatment? Ask to see a sample daily and weekly schedule to evaluate the level of structure, supervision, treatment time, social activities, and physical activities.
- What is the average length of stay? Everyone’s treatment needs are different. Make sure you commit to the entire length of stay concerning finances and time away from daily responsibilities.
- How can families participate? Family involvement can be crucial to recovery, especially when the client returns to the home environment following treatment.
Not all mental health treatment facilities are the same. Ensuring that the facility and its staff are fully licensed is vital. Accreditation is a voluntary process, but it is rigorous and shows that the facility is accountable to best practice standards. No program will be an exact fit for everyone. Still, you want to ensure it is best suited to your needs and uses evidence-based and holistic treatments that are customizable to curate an individual treatment plan.
What to Bring When Entering Mental Health Treatment
Packing for mental health treatment is an essential part of being prepared. Know what you need and what is not permitted. Different facilities may have different rules, so be sure to check. At Harmony Hills, you will need to bring:
- Picture ID
- Insurance card
- One credit or debit card
- Current medications
- Prescription card
- Emergency contact information
- Physician contact information
Where applicable, you will also need contact information for your Human Resources representative and attorneys.
Pack one to two weeks of appropriate casual clothing, a bathing suit, sneakers, personal care items, and toiletries. We also recommend appropriate reading material, journals, and a device for listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks. If you smoke or vape, they should be unopened upon your arrival. Things you should not bring to treatment include:
- Computers or laptops
- Jewelry or other valuables
- Inappropriate or provocative clothing
- Aerosol products
- Inappropriate reading material
While you will not have access to it during treatment, you should bring your cell phone. Weapons, drugs, and alcohol are prohibited.
Call Harmony Hills for Mental Health Treatment
Harmony Hills provides comprehensive mental health treatment for mental health disorders, including:
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
Because we understand that individuals with mental health disorders often turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate, we provide co-occurring disorder treatment. It is normal to be anxious before entering mental health treatment. Our professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable intake team is available to answer your questions 24/7. Call 855.494.0357 or use our online form to learn more.