Mental Health Wellness

Mental Health Wellness

Mental Health Wellness-PTLW Programs

If you are challenged with mental health issues, support individuals or administer a mental health program that needs an all-inclusive experienced "wellness" perspective and support, we can help you!

Individuals:
We understand the additional challenges you may have to reach your life well lived!
We help you:

  • Define your vision for your very best life.
  • Search out and help you break through obstacles so you can move forward with your Living Well Plan.
  • Find resources to support your health and wellness action steps.

With your permission we will partner with significant others, family and other care providers you may be utilizing to "put it all together" and help you keep them informed of your progress and/or needs!

Program Administrators and Therapists:

  • We work with you closely to develop wellness programming that supports your specific clients, programs and goals.
  • We survey programming efforts to evaluate outcomes.
  • We can train "wellness enthusiasts" in your agency to keep the wellness efforts moving forward to create a culture of wellness 24/7.

Our experience in psychiatric rehabilitation and wellness programming for mental health along with over 50 years of combined professional health and wellness expertise, affords you a perfect combination to create the best wellness program, no matter what the challenges and obstacles are!

Mental Health: Special Concerns and Challenges

  • Individuals with a mental illness can have up to a 25% greater risk of morbidity and mortality than individuals without mental illness.
  • The US Government has taken on this disparity with the SAMHSA 10X10 Wellness Campaign focused to increase life expectancy of individuals with mental health challenges by 10 years within the next 10 years. We have integrated the principles of SAMHSA's Wellness Campaign into our PTLW Wellness Program.

We utilize education, certification and experience in wellness and life coaching, individual and group process, psychiatric rehabilitation, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Life Skills, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) Life Skills, and Values-Based Decision making to support the development of an individualized and personalized all inclusive wellness program for all of our clients.

Mental Health Wellness FAQ's

Why can it be more difficult to attain wellness with mental health issues?
Obstacles on the path to wellness for individuals with diagnosed mental health issues, can be more prevalent and sometimes a bit more challenging to break through and shift. We understand and prepare for these additional concerns in the PTLW Program.

What are the special concerns for individuals with mental health issues?

  • Body (Physically)- Individuals with mental health challenges may have to navigate the effects and side effects of many medications, tobacco and other addictions, food cravings and poor nutrition. Resources may be limited. Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, insulin resistance, high triglycerides, obesity, and many other physical challenges are more prevalent with mental health challenges and make it that much more difficult to recover.
  • Emotionally- Those with a mental health diagnosis may experience isolation, disconnection, shame and a sense of separateness from others in the general health and wellness community. They may not have been able to develop the community connections and emotionally supportive environment that can help make wellness efforts successful. There needs to be additional understanding of these issues.
  • Mentally- Impulsive behavior, addictions, symptoms and emotional dys-regulation add an additional challenge that can impede success in wellness efforts. Coaching and working with wellness plans with therapeutic techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and/or Acceptance Commitment Therapy life skills are needed to support wellness efforts.
  • Spiritually- Spiritual wellness for mental health challenges is often neglected due to lack of spiritual resources, lack of inner connection and motivation, delusions and hallucinations. Individuals with mental health challenges often feel that have lost their meaning and sense of purpose in life. More and more research is pointing to the importance of spiritual support in overall wellness and recovery from mental illness.