Inpatient Mental Health Treatment
We understand mental illness and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. At our San Diego Mental Health Treatment Center we are sensitive to your challenges. Solara will find every possible solution to enable you to live the life that you are meant to live.
Mental Health and Wellness

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Solara Mental Health provides innovative and progressive bipolar disorder treatment in San Diego to restore the emotional stability and mental health of our veterans.  Through our comprehensive, initial assessments we obtain a complete understanding of the individual’s history, triggers and current state of being.  This insight allows us to create a customized treatment plan that provides immediate symptom relief combined with tools and skills for long-term healing.  Utilizing multiple treatment modalities including individual therapy, small group therapy, holistic therapies and medication management when appropriate, we are able treat bipolar disorder in a manner tailored to each individual’s specific symptoms.

In our mental health treatment program our veterans realize significant improvement in symptom reduction and global well-being almost immediately upon participation.

Understanding Bipolar Disorders

The mood swings and instability that characterize bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, almost always have devastating effects on one’s emotional and practical functionality.  Approximately 2.5% of the population suffers from some aspect of bipolar disorder, which can profoundly compromise one’s life on numerous levels, including relationships, employment, education, activities and more.

There are four primary types of bipolar disorder.  They all involve evident changes in mood, energy and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extreme “up”, elated and animated behavior, defined as manic episodes to profoundly sad, “down” or hopeless periods, defined as depressive episodes. Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes.

  • Bipolar I Disorder— Manic episodes that last at least 7 days; or by manic symptoms that are so severe that immediate hospital care is required. Often, depressive episodes accompany the manic episode, as well, typically lasting 2 or more weeks.
  • Bipolar II Disorder— Repeated depressive episodes and hypo-manic episodes, however these are not the full-blown manic episodes described above.
  • Cyclothymic Disorder (also called cyclothymia)— Numerous periods exhibiting hypo-manic symptoms combined with numerous periods of depressive symptoms lasting for 2+ years. However, the symptoms fail to meet the diagnostic requirements of a hypo-manic episode and a depressive episode.

Other Specified/Unspecified Bipolar and Related Disorders— Bipolar disorder symptoms that do not match the three above categories.

At Solara Mental Health, our professional, experienced staff of physicians and clinicians provide the most comprehensive bipolar disorder treatment available.  Our residences at Pacific Beach are an ideal refuge from the stress and struggle of everyday life.  At our psychiatric facility veterans are given time, space and direction so that they can focus entirely on healing.

While our veterans make considerable and rapid improvements, bipolar disorder is often a long-term condition. Through years of experience, our mental health treatment center has learned how to provides the entire spectrum of care for our veterans.  From inpatient to outpatient, from transitional living to a long-term aftercare plan, our program has been designed to free our veterans from the clutches of bipolar disorder.

Contact us now to start the healing process.

What Our Clients Are Saying


The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.

R.M. – Father

If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.


The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.


Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.


The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.

Michelle Family

I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.


I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.

Watson Family

Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.


We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.

M.P. – Father

Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many).  She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was.  We can’t say enough positive about her.


The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed


Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.