Pasadena Villa® is committed to providing the highest quality residential mental health services via its Orlando, Florida, and Tennessee mental health treatment centers. A cornerstone of treatment is our Social Integration Model.
The Social Integration Program is filled with a variety of physical, social, and life skill therapies. This active schedule is beneficial to clients as they work to achieve the highest level of functioning possible. These activities are coordinated to provide clients with diverse experiences that encourage them to immerse themselves in real life activities and experiences.
Physical activity is a key component of Social Integration and of mental health in general. Many studies have shown that physical activity has the potential to improve the quality of life for those with serious mental illness. As physical health improves, psychiatric and social disabilities are alleviated to varying degrees. Physical activity also has been shown to enhance the effectiveness of psychological therapies.
Those with mental health problems are at much greater risk for a number of serious health problems including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and respiratory problems. The seriousness of these health problems impacts the mortality of the mentally ill. Many of these issues are caused by a combination of a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and medication weight gain. On average, people with severe mental illness die 10 to 15 years earlier than the general population.
Regular physical activity can improve a client’s health and may possibly extend life if incorporated into an ongoing healthy lifestyle. Physical activity may also:
• Reduce social isolation
• Promote a sense of normalization
• Reduce or improve generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic attacks and stress disorders
The Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down residential programs, and less intensive mental health services, such as Community Residential Homes, Supportive Housing, Day Treatment Programs and Life Skills training. Pasadena Villa’s Outpatient Center in Raleigh, North Carolina offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (PHP). If you or someone you know may need mental health services, please complete our contact form or call us at 877-845-5235 for more information.