There are many other forms of help and support out there other than talk therapy. Your wellness plan may call for more than one type depending on what is happening at that time.
Treatment options may seem overwhelming but having a basic understanding of them and feeling confident enough to ask questions will help the process. Choosing the right mix of help and support is a really important part of the wellness journey.
The following are some examples of some common help and support. There are more options out there, so talking to your wellness team will help you stay in the know.
Medication: Along with talk therapy and other support services, your wellness team may suggest using medication to help with what you are going through. Common types of medications are antidepressants, stimulants and mood stabilizers. Like all forms of treatment, it is important to keep track of your progress when taking medications and report back to your wellness team on how they are working. Remember to always take medication following the directions provided by your doctors.
Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS): MRSS is now available in some parts of Ohio. The MRSS team is called during a time of a crisis. When they receive a call, they will send a wellness team to you, help you with next steps, and stay with you until you are feeling safe and secure. After the MRSS team has helped calm a situation, they can provide support to you and your family for up to six weeks and can link you up to those in your area who can continue to offer support.
Wraparound: Wraparound services link you with a team of wellness professionals and support people who work with you to achieve your wellness goals. You meet with a wellness professional who works with your team and the people in your community (teachers, coaches, principals, etc.) to provide you with support at home, in your school and other spaces. The goal of wraparound services is to surround you with a team of support that can help you with coping skills and new behaviors, and monitor your overall wellness plan.
Inpatient: Inpatient treatment means that you stay at a hospital or other facility to get help and support.. You usually stay there overnight for to up to a few months. Inpatient treatment options help when you or the people around you worry about your safety.
Outpatient: Outpatient treatment means that you stay at home and visit a facility for help and support. Common outpatient treatment and supports include seeing a therapist or attending group meetings one or two times a week.
Case Management: Case management links you up with a case manager who can help assess, plan and provide you with a number of strategies for help and support.
Art Therapy: Art therapy allows you to use art and the creative process to explore your feelings and help with your emotional well-being. Art therapy can help reduce anxiety and increase your self-esteem.
Family Counseling: Family therapy can help you work through what is going on with your family at the table. This helps get your family team on-board to support your wellness plan and can also help to address family-wide problems like conflicts between siblings or parents.