HOUSTON, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new $11,600 program scholarship from the Meehl Foundation will help those with mental health conditions take advantage of a premier residential treatment center and program. Hosted at the Meehl House in Brazoria, Texas, treatment costs are $11,600 monthly. Scholarship recipients will therefore experience a full three months of professional treatment and group therapy at a 33% discount. The Meehl Foundation specializes in the treatment of borderline, bipolar, major depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse disorders.
"People with mental illnesses like borderline personality disorder cannot get healthy without professional support," explains Debra Meehl, co-creator of the Meehl Foundation. "Our mission is to give people a brighter outlook through skills training and the best therapeutic modalities available."
Each resident of the Meehl House receives an individualized mental illness treatment plan aimed at restoring emotional stability and boosting self-esteem and self-efficacy. Other components of the residential program include nutrition and fitness counseling, art therapy, psychological testing and vocational skills training.
The Meehl Foundation accepts only five residents at a time to its 90-day program. Each day consists of 4 to 5 hours of group therapy sessions. These sessions include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, self-esteem workshops, Amen Brain Health and 12 Step.
Borderline Personality Disorder Residential treatment at the Meehl House offers profound advantages over outpatient therapy. The group setting provides a welcoming, positive and home-like environment – a stabilizing force that makes any treatment more effective. All residents are supported by a 24-hour crisis team consisting of the program director and several therapists, counselors and psychiatrists. Residents can experience and work through moments of crisis knowing they're in a place of safety.
A residential Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program encourages and empowers goal setting in a way that even the best outpatient treatment cannot match. Over the course of the program, residents add to their skills toolbox in preparation for returning to their normal lives and families. Graduates of the program leave with an actionable long-term strategy for day-to-day wellbeing.
As the cornerstone of the Meehl Foundation's therapeutic program is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based psychotherapy system that focuses on treating the entire person. The goal of therapy is to limit or eliminate emotional dis-regulation, a major symptom in individuals with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and emotional regulation are the four main aspects of DBT; together, working on these aspects help an individual learn to manage stress and emotions more effectively.
The Meehl Foundation is among the first mental wellness centers in the nation to offer residential DBT. Graduates enjoyed tremendous success in navigating the stressors in life that before were too overwhelming or triggering. With the help of scholarship funds, program participants and their families can worry less about finances and more on what is really important – the restoration of a healthy mind, body and spirit.
About the Meehl Foundation
Mark and Debra Meehl created the Meehl Foundation and the Meehl House to give those struggling with mood disorders a holistic plan to achieve balance in their lives. A residential treatment facility located on the Gulf Coast in Brazoria, the Meehl House serves Texas and surrounding states.
Debra Meehl speaks at national conferences around the U.S. on the topic "Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder with Substance Abuse." She teaches, works, and lives the Dialectical Behavioral principles, while operating the Meehl Foundation.
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