Healing Trauma: Innovative Approaches in Mental Health Rehab
Showcasing a new car or a vacation at a hi-fi resort has never been easier; all it takes is just a couple of taps. However, not everything you see on social media tells the whole story, but it does present a picture most of us crave. And in an effort to achieve those cravings, we might be unknowingly opening the door to stress and anxiety. This doesn’t mean that you stop on your journey, but rather get some backing along the way for your mental health, such as that offered at Massachusetts rehab centers.
Behind the convenience of presenting an oh-so-beautiful life on social media is a silver lining – data!
Data has allowed us to make leaps and bounds in advancing the technology into what it is today. Likewise, it has innovated numerous approaches in rehab for mental health.
Ahead, are the top 5 innovative approaches that address mental health rehab challenges and help in healing trauma.
Top 5 Innovative Approaches In Mental Health Rehab
Telehealth and Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy:
Telehealth therapy saw explosive growth during the pandemic. This is evident from the statistic that downloads for the top 20 mental wellness apps in the U.S. rose by 29% between January 2020 and April 2020. The first-time downloads touched 4 million from the initial 3.1 million within this time period.
Approximately 4.89 billion people use social media on a global level, generating massive loads of data. This humungous data allows for AI training as well as running prediction algorithms to reveal and predict mental health conditions. It can also reveal trends and triggers among entire populations; even in real-time – thanks to data from wearable devices.
Neurofeedback and Biofeedback
These approaches still surprise me to this day; these train individuals to self-regulate their brain activity and psychological responses. These include regulating heart rate, breathing, and/or muscle tension to control anxiety, depression, or ADHD (wow).
Who says the healing process can’t be fun and creative? Experiential therapies, such as art and music therapy, and animal-assisted therapy, allow individuals to express themselves without the need for words. This innovation is especially suitable for children and generally for all who want trauma healing to be creative and satisfying.
Technology-Enhanced Cognitive Remediation
These programs utilize computer-based exercises and training to improve cognitive functioning, such as attention, memory, and problem-solving. Such a rehab program in Massachusetts is particularly beneficial for individuals with mental health conditions that affect cognitive abilities, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Millions of people might be facing a mental health challenge but there’s always a silver lining. 280 million people in the world have depression but at least there’s the convenience of seeking care virtually.
This wasn’t possible just a single decade ago but perhaps not many people reported depression as much in earlier times. Maybe because they didn’t have social media then; but then again, the average life expectancy wasn’t as long as it is today either.
If you or someone you think can benefit from innovative mental health rehab therapies in Massachusetts, let us know. Reach out to Resilience Behavioral Health by clicking here or call 888.401.1179 to learn more.