Men’s Mental Health Specific Treatment

Men’s Mental Health Specific Treatment

WestBridge Provides Evidence-Based
Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment For Men .

New: Mental Health Specific Treatment

New: Mental Health Specific Treatment Incorporating Substance Use Prevention
To meet growing demand, WestBridge expanded our programming to include men’s mental health-specific treatment. From 2001-2021, WestBridge explicitly focused on integrated dual disorders treatment for men and their families experiencing co-occurring mental illness and substance use. We now use our expertise in treating serious mental illness to serve men and their families with or without co-occurring substance use.

Elements of Treatment

Treatment is individualized based on each participant’s needs. Education on substance use prevention is factored into the programing, along with our existing multiple simultaneous evidence based practices and an intensive family program.

Who We Treat

Men seeking treatment at WestBridge can present with both symptoms of mental illness with or without substance use, can enter our care via Residential Treatment or Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Average length of stay in both programs varies based on individual needs.

Common Diagnoses in Our Program

Men treated at WestBridge include those diagnosed with thought and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD alone, or combined with substance use, including Opioid Use Disorder, Cannabis Use Disorder, or Polysubstance Use Disorder. In addition, men who have experienced multiple hospitalizations and treatment episodes, employment disruption, family distress, and legal involvement can be considered for admission.

Our Care

WestBridge provides a battery of assessments, along with psychopharmacology evaluation(s), medication monitoring, psychiatry appointments, care management, vocational counseling, and a host of group and individual therapeutic and milieu activities, as well as community based experiences.

Why Prevent Substance when there is Mental Illness?

Within the first few years of developing a mental illness, the risk of developing a co-occurring substance use disorder is high. Addictive substances also do more damage to brains that are young or have mental disorders present.

People entering residential treatment for mental illness typically have at least tried a substance, may have used more than intended, or lost control to substances. These experiences may trigger dependence over time, yet when evaluated and addressed, risk can be decreased. Many programs that treat mental illness do not address substance use, or work to prevent it, and WestBridge is utilizing our expertise to pioneer in this area.

Our Approach to Prevention

We conduct through evaluations to identify risk and protective factors. Risk factors, which we seek to decrease, may include emotional pain and past use. Protective factors, which we seek to amplify, include discussion of risks and consequences, and activities that promote emotional regulation such as wellness activities, sleep hygiene, and mindfulness. We also build independent living skills, peer pressure management and refusal skills. We look at the future optimistically with participants, treating mental illness, emotional pain, and connecting participants with meaningful social, occupational, educational and volunteer experiences. We also provide intensive family education.

Treatment Outcomes

WestBridge’s independently verified treatment outcomes for men with co-occurring disorders are published in an international journal.

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At WestBridge we work with men and their families from across the US and in some cases, the world.
Once we have completed our screening process and determined that our services may be well-suited to meet your family’s needs,
families may request that we bring our admissions process to you, wherever you are, as an a la carte option.