Koa – Men’s Mental Health Treatment Center Costa Mesa
AKUA Mind and Body is a full service mental health treatment center in Costa Mesa that offers outpatient and residential care in the Orange County area for men who are struggling with a mental health disorder. With mental health locations in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, AKUA Mind and Body employs a multidisciplinary staff who are professional, knowledgeable, caring and who work to treat the individual as a whole. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans (62 million persons) are affected by mental illness annually, and 1 in 25 adults in the United States live with a major mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Close to 20 percent of teens from 13-18 cope with mental illness annually, and about 30 percent of adults cope with anxiety disorders. Treating males in a separate setting allows for male clients to concentrate on their recovery with minimal distractions and also allows male clients to feel more open in group therapy sessions about their feelings.
Why mental health treatment is important
- One in four adults in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder in a give year.
- Half of all mental health disorders start by 14 years of age.
- On average six to eight years pass before an individual seeks professional help for their mental health disorder.
- 90% of individuals who die by suicide have a diagnosable treatable mental health disorder.
- Fear and shame associated with the stigma surrounding mental health disorders is the number one reason why individuals do not seek professional help.
Common mental health disorders
Mental health disorders range from mood and anxiety disorders to psychotic and personality disorders with symptoms interfering in the individual’s personal life, professional life and social life. Symptoms range from sleep disturbances, changes in diet and weight, and obsessive worrying to hallucinations, sullen mood and the inability to concentrate. These signs and symptoms can also take a toll on the individuals physical well-being overtime. The following are mental health disorders that are treated at AKUA Mind and Body in the Orange County area:
- Body dysmorphia
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Impulse control disorders
- Trauma related/ Personality disorders
- Stress disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Adjustment disorder
Mental health treatment in the Orange County area
Depending on the severity of the mental health disorder and the duration of symptoms; treatment on average can take weeks to months with the male client transitioning from higher levels of care to lower levels of care as his signs and symptoms improve. Levels of care range from residential treatment and partial hospitalization to intensive outpatient treatment and regular outpatient maintenance therapy with each level of care offering a vast array of treatment approaches. Treatment for mental health disorders in men are most successfully treated when a combination of psychotherapy approaches are used in conjunction with medication (when necessary).
If you are searching for a male mental health treatment center in Costa Mesa, please reach out to a treatment specialist at AKUA Mind and Body.
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