Often those suffering from mental illness have difficulty maintaining their recommended drug therapy. This happens for several reasons: severe, unpleasant side effects; lack of understanding about the benefits of medication; lack of acceptance of the psychiatric diagnosis; and/or personal and societal stigma associated with mental illness and psychiatric drugs.
Those with mental illness may not understand that psychotherapeutic medications may make other kinds of treatment more effective. While these medications do not cure mental illness, in many cases they help patients function despite difficulty coping and ongoing mental pain and distress.
A significant benefit of a residential treatment program such as Pasadena Villa® is the careful medication management residents receive. In addition to receiving their medication as prescribed, residents benefit from having access to knowledgeable therapists and our on-staff psychiatrist to answer questions and provided disease and medication education.
And through our Social Integration Model, residents learn how to function in the real world, including taking responsibility for their own care and taking medications as prescribed.
Pasadena Villa® provides mental health residential, transitional and support services for adults with cognitive, emotional and social disorders. Facilities are located in Orlando, Florida and the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. We believe every person can live a happy, productive and healthy life; every client has the ability to learn, grow and recover. Our social integration model enables young adults with mental health disorders to become socially responsible citizens and rebuild relationships with family and friends. Call 877-845-5235 or contact us online for more information about our residential mental health programs.