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Sometimes we’re not feeling good. We can’t expect to feel 100% every day, and we have to allow ourselves to be a little unwell. There’s a difference, however, when you can’t shake those looming thoughts, and it’s harder to navigate through the day. 

When our feelings become debilitating, and our negative emotions change our behaviors, it’s time to seek professional help. Although there’s still a stigma around mental health services, no one should have to process mental illnesses alone. 

According to Mental Health America (MHA). While over 50 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, 26 million remain untreated. In 2021, MHA also found that Franklin County scored first in population at-risk for psychotic-like experiences among large counties in the U.S. Psychotic-like experiences are a severe symptom of several mental health illnesses if left untreated.  The City of Columbus reported that emergency rooms in the county had seen an average of 11 suspected suicide attempts per week from 2016 to 2018. With proper prevention and care, we can avoid such extreme consequences.

The path to wellness doesn’t look like it’s shown in the movies with sterile white walls and medical beds. More than before, the psychiatric and psychological fields have advanced to offer treatments that fit your needs and lifestyle. Mental health services can be life-changing and a starting point after trauma.

    If you're in need of help, fill out this form, and a SUN representative will contact you. For emergencies, please call 614-706-2786.

    What Causes Mental Health Issues?

    There is no single cause for mental health issues. Many factors can contribute to developing conditions, such as trauma, use of drugs, dealing with other illnesses, biological factors, sudden changes, and isolation.

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    Types of Treatments For Mental Illness

    With various evidence-based practices, there are several treatments to untangle what you may be feeling inside. It’s important to find the right course for you, which can be a mix of therapies, skills, and medication. 

    One of the most popular therapies is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which involves learning to recognize unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and work towards changing these patterns. 

    Using components of CBT, emotion regulation therapy (ERT) encourages patients not to avoid their emotions. It also aims to teach patients how to accept, identify, and describe their emotions and use this information to reframe their reactions and pinpoint their needs. 

    There is family therapy and group therapy for someone looking for something other than a one-on-one therapy process. Family therapy strengthens communication, boundaries, and support among family members. By resolving issues, the family becomes a more effective support system that is important for mental health. 

    Group therapy, led by one or more therapists for a group of people, can use different treatment modalities such as CBT, support groups, and skill development groups. They often focus on issues like depression, anxiety, drug use, etc. In group therapy, participants must be willing to share and listen, creating a bond between the group and acting as a support network.

    On a different spectrum, there is recreational therapy, an umbrella term for numerous more casual interventions such as pet therapy, music therapy, and art therapy, among others.  

    As for personal skills that keep you on track, there’s a wellness recovery action plan (WRAP) that creates daily plans for maintaining mental health, crisis plans, and post-crisis plans. The concept of mindfulness can sound very broad, but at its core, it is the practice of being aware of your thoughts and feelings moment-by-moment. It is about checking in with yourself and aiming to center yourself. 


    Different Types Of Mental Health Services

    In the continuum of mental health care, several treatment options have different intensity levels. Often, the level of care depends on the severity of symptoms presented upon assessment, not necessarily based on the condition only. 

    The inpatient program (IP) is the most intensive care, and you would move into our facilities for in-depth treatment. A step-down is a partial hospitalization program (PHP) that would provide you with care during the day only. After further stabilization of symptoms, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides several weekly therapy sessions to secure a smooth transition into your routine. To continue the process, options such as outpatient therapies and support groups can keep you on the right track.

    Inpatient (IP)

    This kind of program serves for the more severe cases of conditions such as major depression, bipolarity, psychosis, suicide and self-harm tendencies, and substance use. The goals are to keep the patient safe and help them regain stability. Our programs include IP Mental Health Treatment, IP Substance Use Disorder Acute Rehab, and IP Detoxification.

    There’s the myth that, if you go into an inpatient program, you’ll never leave. It is quite the opposite. We want to stabilize your symptoms to get you into the next phase of your treatment

    The average stay can be determined by how long the person has been avoiding their condition and worsening symptoms.

    Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    PHP is still structured to provide intensive and proactive care incorporating an individualized treatment plan similar to what was received in IP. This course of treatment, however, means that you’ll spend the day at our facilities but sleep in your bed. Your treatment during the day won’t have the disruptions of your routine, and at night, you’ll practice the skills you’ve learned during the day

    During PHP, you would attend five group therapy sessions daily, five days a week. The focus remains on CBT, coping skills training, and WRAP. In addition, if using a medication, our team of psychiatrists keeps overseeing your regimen and ensures it is working for you.

    Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

    It is an excellent program for you to carefully transition into your mental health care routine while receiving guidance on applying what you’ve learned during treatment.

    In our IOP, you would participate in three group sessions a week in our facilities, taking advantage of group counseling, such as a daily process group to work through current issues, CBT, and WRAP.

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    What We Want To Achieve

    The first objective when providing mental health care is to stabilize any symptoms that may cause harm to anyone. Then, the treatment begins to explore the issues behind the symptoms and underlying conditions one may be experiencing. This exploration can be a lifelong quest, but it doesn’t need to be unbearable with the right tools. Mental health services will teach you how to cope with your feelings by staying ahead. The objective is to understand what triggers you and begin to see red flags as they come. Soon, you’ll become an expert and be able to identify your needs and obstacles before feelings become too overwhelming 

    What Mental Health Services We Offer

    SUN Behavioral Columbus offers several options for treatment for mental health issues, substance disorders, and detoxification. Ultimately, our team of experts will evaluate your situation and find the right approach to start your path to recovery. We are ready to care for every life stage you or your loved one may be in. We offer a comprehensive variety of programs, such as:

    Children’s Psychiatric Program

    Children’s Psychiatric Program for kids between 5-11 years old dealing with behavioral or psychiatric issues and substance use. We offer compassionate care to foster an internal sense of safety and develop internal control in each patient. We employ treatment modalities such as play therapy, family therapy, and interactive therapy, along with CBT, DBT, and ERT. We also provide Family-Centered Safety Planning, Aftercare planning and work with outpatient providers to ensure continued recovery.

    Adult Programs

    Adult Programs to help you navigate any emotional distress you may be experiencing. Often, people come to us with conditions such as anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    Co-Occurring and Substance Use Disorders Program

    treats substance use and any underlying mental illness that could have led someone to use drugs or something that developed as the substance use did or after. Treatments include CBT, recreational therapy, group therapy, mindfulness, yoga, etc. 

    Telehealth Programs

    Telehealth Programs, which include our outpatient programs, such as PHP and IOP. Those are done virtually and are an excellent resource for people with limited access to care due to lack of transportation, disabilities, or geography. Also, it is a convenient option for people who have busy schedules.

    Get Help Today!

    A psychiatric emergency doesn’t happen only between 9 am-5 pm, so our admission is open 24/7, ready to intervene and stabilize patients to start treatment immediately. Alternatively,  at SUN Behavioral Columbus, you can request a no-cost telehealth consultation with a specialist who will assess your situation and recommend a treatment plan. You don’t have to wait for things to get worse. Call us at (614)706-2786 to get the help you need.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Mental Illness Care

    What mental health services are offered for teens?

    We provide a comprehensive counseling program for teens struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other issues using a combination of psychopharmacology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. At SUN Behavioral Columbus, we want to help teens through their struggles by empowering them to take charge of their life, identify their needs, and teach coping skills.

    Do insurance companies cover mental health services?

    Yes, each insurance company and each plan will cover different services. Check with your provider about your particular plan benefits. SUN Behavioral Columbus accepts the following health insurances: Magellan, Humana, Cigna, Beacon Health, Anthem BCBS, Aetna (Commercial and Medicare), Provider Network of America (PNOA), Optum Behavioral Solutions (UHC), Optima (Ohio Healthy), MultiPlan, Medical Mutual, MCCP Medical Cost Containment Professionals.

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    Most insurance companies cover mental health and behavioral health services. If you’re unsure of whether or not your insurance will cover services at SUN Behavioral Columbus, please call your provider. You can also call us at 614-706-2786 to discuss payment plans and other available options.


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    Columbus, OH, 43229

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