The 4 types of treatment programs

One of the cruelest symptoms people experience is hopelessness. This often looks like believing it’s not worth asking for help because there is no help to be had. Although every program has strengths and weaknesses, many programs DO work. What matters most is that you find and get help. There is no “right” answer when…

2023 Teen Mental Health Industry Report

* Warning! Heavy jargon and potentially headache-inducing details ahead. Written for those who want to nerd out.* ⏰ Time to read: 10 mins One of our values at Antelope Recovery is transparency, and this blog is our attempt at a very transparent peak under the hood of what has been happening in teen mental health…

A Comprehensive Guide on How to Choose the Best Intensive Outpatient Program for My Teen

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program  (IOP)?  An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured and comprehensive form of mental health or substance use treatment that provides more support and therapy than traditional outpatient care but is less intensive than inpatient hospitalization. IOPs are designed to offer individuals a higher level of care while still allowing them…

Shining a Light on Teen Mental Health in Colorado

Teens are sounding the alarm; how do we chart a path forward?  “National youth mental health crisis” How does Colorado compare to the rest of the nation when it comes to the teen mental health crisis? We’ve all seen the national statistics about teen mental health since COVID-19 and the unmet mental health needs of…

Measurement-based Care is the Future of Mental Healthcare

In the business world, tracking, analyzing, and visualizing data can lead to critical insights such as which products are profitable or during which quarter sales are highest. In the world of healthcare, data is even more important: Accurate data based on precise metrics has the power to dramatically alter health outcomes, determine whether a drug…

What is the Teen Mental Health Crisis?

In the two years since the start of the pandemic, America’s mental health has taken a nosedive. Economic struggles, isolation, and fear have rendered most people vulnerable to emotional difficulties and the onset of new or recurring psychiatric illnesses. While this mental health and well-being downturn has affected everyone, vulnerable populations have suffered the most,…

A guide to behavioral telehealth in rural communities for rural providers

Behavioral telehealth is transforming the way rural communities navigate mental healthcare challenges. There are many immediate benefits of telehealth that result in expanding access and improving the quality of care. How telehealth improves access to care in rural communities Telehealth allows small rural hospitals and clinics to provide quality healthcare services locally and at lower…

Stigmas against mental health treatment

It would be easy to point to insufficient funding, discrimination towards people with mental health issues, and mismanagement of treatment centers as the biggest problems in mental healthcare today. However, inaccurate and superstitious beliefs about mental health treatment and treatment techniques may be an even bigger issue. Every year, widely held stigmas against various treatment…

The Mental Health Diagnostic Failure

Problems with our current diagnostic system The current diagnostic system for mental disorders is documented in the DSMV, the diagnostic and statistical manual for researchers and clinicians. Currently, our diagnostic system for mental illnesses is based on symptom tracking. To receive a diagnosis, you must present with a specific set of symptoms, and clinicians will…

Measurement-based care is essential for the future of mental health

Current lack of measurement-based care If you were to break your arm and go to a hospital, you would see a doctor and receive a standard treatment protocol for your arm that likely wouldn’t be too different from what any other doctor or facility would recommend. Your recovery would be monitored, and you would have…

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