It is not surprising that virtually everyone who is struggling with mental illness and/or substance use disorder has experienced some form of profound trauma in their lives.
At Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, we recognize that people struggling with mental illness and addiction can be extremely vulnerable. That's why we provide "trauma-informed care," best practices that promote a culture of safety, healing, and empowerment.
What Trauma-Informed Care Means
What is trauma-informed care?
Trauma-informed care is a method of treatment that seeks to treat the whole person. This is done by taking into account any past trauma the patient has experienced as well, as their coping mechanisms, in order to more fully understand their behaviors and help patients find healing.
The approach that we take with our Reno trauma-informed care procedures is to address a patient's underlying trauma to get to the root of their challenges. By doing so, we can more fully understand where the patient is coming from and help them learn effective and healthy strategies in order to help them find healing.
Trauma-Informed Care Best Practices
All of our programs are consistent with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) trauma-informed best practices:
- Realize the widespread impact of trauma and understand potential paths for recovery
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in patients, families, and loved ones
- Respond by fully integrating trauma knowledge into policies, procedures, and practices
- Seek to actively resist "re-traumatization"
It is through implementing these practices that we can not only help patients find healing but also educate families and loved ones so they can better interact with the patient.
Learn More about Trauma-Informed Care in Reno
Trauma-informed care in Reno is embedded in all that we do. There is no better way to help trauma victims find holistic healing.
Most people do not fully understand the effects of trauma or how the signs of trauma manifest. It is through public education, prevention, early identification, and effective treatment that trauma can be overcome.
Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is dedicated to helping the public learn more about mental health. To learn more about mental health and about how we operate, visit our FAQ page.
If you or a loved one is struggling from mental illness, contact Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital today. Help is only a phone call away.