Mental Health Interventions
Many of us know people who struggle with mental illness. Actually, it’s much more common than we think. At VIP Recovery, our team understands the difficulty of seeing a family member, friend, or business associate struggling with a mental disorder that interferes with daily activities. Because of their condition, they may not even realize the impact they have on the lives of the people around them. In these cases, a mental health intervention is necessary to ensure they receive the proper treatment or special care needed. From the mental health intervention to the recovery process, the VIP Recovery team is dedicated to helping people find credible information and treatment programs. Brandon, Debbie, and their professional specialists travel across the U.S. to stage safe and confidential interventions. To help restore and heal relationships damaged by the disease, family members and friends are involved during the mental health intervention and recovery. Before it’s too late, we encourage you to call us if a loved one, co-worker, or friend is struggling with mental illness.
Mental Health Candidates
Mental illness can greatly impact an individual’s everyday life, and depending on the severity, it may even lead to homelessness, dropping out of school, or incarceration. The good thing is that most mental health conditions are manageable with appropriate treatment from a healthcare professional. Based on the severity of the mental illness, an intervention may be necessary to help the person seek treatment and resume or start their medications. Additionally, individuals with severe mental illness might self medicate with alcohol, illegal drugs, or engage in self-harming behavior. In either scenario, an intervention can help intervene and motivate the individual to get treatment. With compassion and care, VIP Recovery stages interventions for individuals who suffer from mental disorders, including:
Mood – Mood disorders affect how a person feels each day and is very disruptive to the individual. Often, people with mood disorders tend to use alcohol and drugs to manage their feelings. Common mood disorders include anxiety, depression, or bipolar.
Eating – Eating disorders affect how people perceive themselves, and they often become obsessed with food, weight, or the shape of their body. Common eating disorders include binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia.
Personality – Personality disorders affect a person’s perception of themselves and can impact how they function, behave, and think. Common personality disorders include paranoid personality disorder (PPD), schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCDP), and narcissism.
Anxiety – Anxiety disorders involve a person who constantly has extreme fear or worry, which may cause panic attacks, agoraphobia, or social anxiety. Common anxiety disorders include separation anxiety, phobias of certain things, and panic disorder.
If you notice a loved one, an employee, or a friend who exhibits common symptoms, such as extended depression, thoughts of suicide, self-harming, isolation, and difficulty managing daily activities, please reach out to us.
From the very beginning and during treatment, VIP Recovery will help provide guidance, plan, rehearse, and stage the intervention. Additionally, we will discuss the logistics of a plan for after the intervention, including setting up boundaries in case the intervention is not successful. However, with an intense planning session, this makes it less likely for the individual to walk out. For information on the steps involved in planning an intervention, please review our Intervention Planning page.
During the intervention, it will feel emotionally intense. One of the most important parts of the intervention is to not yell, belittle, or bring up past problems that don’t involve the issue at hand. The individual may or may not listen and could potentially leave. Throughout this process, the VIP Recovery team will lead the conversation to ensure that the intended message is clear and to secure the safety of everyone involved. If the individual admits they have a problem, the intervention will stop. However, if the individual chooses not to receive treatment, everyone will need to follow strict boundaries to ensure they do not enable the individual.
What Happens Next?
No matter the outcome, we will be there every step of the way for you and your loved one. If the individual no longer denies an issue, we can transport them to the designated treatment center. Sometimes, the individual may need to detox and then begin therapy sessions afterward. The detox will allow them to safely recover without undergoing the dangerous side effects by themselves. However, sometimes the individual refuses treatment. We know how hard this is to experience. It’s extremely important to stay hopeful and set strict ultimatums that won’t enable the individual. Please know, we will continue to provide guidance and support if this happens. To continue supporting the individual, it’s critical to maintain these boundaries.
Shatter The Social Stigma
We know there is often a social stigma associated with a mental illness, which might deter people from receiving treatment. Please don’t let this stop you from reaching out for help. The most important thing you can do to help your loved one is to reach out to a professional interventionist and start the road to recovery and healing. Please reach out to us for additional questions or concerns. At VIP Recovery, we want to make it easiest for you and your loved one so we travel throughout the U.S. to stage interventions.