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Mental Health Guides for Families | Fairfield, CT

A guide to supporting those struggling with mental health

The information on this page is designed to provide some suggestions to the families of those struggling with an mental health disorder.  These suggestions are designed to help family members provide and maintain a supportive environment.  These suggestions are not, nor should they be considered a form of treatment.  Mental health disorders are severe illnesses and it is important to seek professional treatment from mental health disorder specialists.  Remember that mental health disorders are serious illnesses that affect your family and yourself.  To maintain a clear focus on providing a thorough treatment plan, within a nurturing environment, use our personal and professional steps to recovery.  

Where to start

•  Know that mental health disorders are severe illnesses and require specialized treatment.
•  Go to your primary care physician for a medical consultation.
•  Seek guidance and education from mental health disorder treatment specialists.
•  Seek professional mental health disorder treatment specialists for assessment and treatment.
•  Know that mental health disorder recovery is often a long-term process.


Suggestions on How to Support your loved one

•  Express your love and acceptance.
•  Talk with your loved one about your concerns. Use concrete examples without blaming or shaming.
•  Journal your observations of their daily behavior, moods, and eating habits.
•  Ask questions. Try to gain an understanding of what they believe is happening.
•  Ask about their motivations that may be contributing to the mental health disorder behavior.
•  Seek professional assistance from your primary care physician.
•  Find a local mental health disorder specialist (Call us at 866-458-5441 to find a specialist in your area).
•  Ask your mental health disorder treatment specialist how to safely monitor moods, activities, and eating habits.
•  Encourage your loved one to take responsibility for their treatment and recovery.
•  Remain supportive and kind to your loved one.
•  Develop a support system to help when you are overwhelmed.

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What are some types of mental health disorders that Discovery specializes in treating?

Discovery's Resilience recovery treatment centers specializes in treating a variety of mental health disorders and customizes treatment to the individual. Our Fairfield, CT mental health disorder treatment center provides treatment for the following mental health disorders: 

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-Harm

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Reactive Attachement Disorder

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