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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Schizophrenia can be a difficult, upsetting illness for both those who struggle with it and their friends and family. To aid the healing process, Solara Health provides a thorough, specialized treatment program that is designed to address symptoms and lay the groundwork for lasting psychological health. This program begins with an in-depth assessment, including consultations with friends, family, and outpatient care providers, to gain a complete and nuanced understanding of each client’s history, symptoms, and needs. Our skilled staff then utilizes a combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, holistic therapies, and conscientiously created medication routines to address all symptoms, learn important skills for coping with their illness, and begin the healing process. Our intensive residential treatment will help clients start to integrate into the world around them and come to lead fulfilling, peaceful lives.
Turning Fragmentation to Wholeness
When translated from Greek, the word schizophrenia literally means “a split mind.” This succinct definition is perhaps the most fitting description for this serious mental health disorder, which causes a disconnect between what a person perceives as reality and what truly is reality. This mental gap can be extremely confusing and upsetting, causing intense psychological distress. In turn, this distress can damage social relationships, cause self-destructive behavior, and prevent normal functioning in everyday life.
While schizophrenia manifests itself differently from individual to individual, common symptoms include the following:
Delusions: These are false, but strongly-held beliefs, such as believing that someone is out to get you, that you are someone you are not (such as a celebrity or historical figure), that ordinary events or objects hold great significance, or that outside forces are controlling your mind. Ninety percent of people with schizophrenia suffer from delusions.
Hallucinations: Similar to delusions, hallucinations are sensory experiences that are not really happening, but feel real to those having them. Hallucinations can manifest themselves through any of the sense, though visual and/or auditory hallucinations are the most common. For example, someone experiencing a hallucination may hear someone yelling at them when there is really nobody there. Hallucinations can be deeply distressing and frightening.
Disorganized thinking and speech: Schizophrenia often disrupts normal cognitive functioning. This cognitive struggle manifests itself in disorganized speech. This speech is incoherent and confusing, often including incomplete sentences, random jumps from topic to topic, invented language, and repeated words or phrases.
Disorganized behavior: The disruptive of normal cognitive functioning also disrupts behavior. Disorganized behavior manifests itself in a variety of ways, including low impulse control, inability to set goals or complete tasks, lack of self-care, awkward movements, decline in motor skills, and unresponsiveness.
Negative symptoms: This is the general lack of normal functioning. Negative symptoms can include a loss of interest in the world or in others, an absence of effective communication skills, a lack of self-care, and an inability to feel or express emotion.
Although schizophrenia is a chronic condition with intense symptoms, with appropriate treatment, those suffering from this illness can learn to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Solara aims to help clients along this path to recovery. Our intensive program begins with a comforting, calm, and secure environment, fostered by out nurturing staff, where clients can feel safe as they begin to reconnect with reality and heal both psychologically and physically. Our expert clinicians will create a treatment plan that is both thorough and compassionate, individually tailored to address each client’s needs as they learn to process and regulate their thoughts, feelings, and actions. When appropriate, we will also include close loved ones in the treatment process and aftercare planning, helping build a strong support network for each client. As clients utilize our effective treatment modalities, they can begin to heal, building the foundation for a life that is stable, healthy, and rich.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, schizophrenia is often a long-term condition. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of schizophrenia, and our program is created to ensure this.
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What Our Clients Say
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.