Understanding a
Nationwide Phenomenon

Mental illnesses and disorders do not discriminate. They can be found across any population, geographic area, gender, race and socio-economic level. 26.2% of Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a mental disorder in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

That’s more than a quarter of the population affected by a mental illness.

Thus, there is a sizeable demand for effective mental health treatment in the U.S. and Canada. Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center responds to that need by providing the highest standard of evidence-based mental health treatment. Our reputation of excellence and experienced team equip us to effectively reach and heal your loved one.

About Our Programs

OUR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAMS

At Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, we provide four specialized tracks of mental health treatment. These specialized tracks ensure that your loved one will receive exactly what they need, with one-on-one attention and care from our treatment teams.

MOOD DISORDERS

Mood disorders occur when the body experiences hyper-sensitized emotions. Feeling sad, anxious, frightened or upset is normal. But when these feelings get in the way of your daily routine and activities, it may be a sign that you’re suffering from a mood disorder.

Our Mood Disorder track is designed to help people suffering from mental health disorders like:

Through behavioral therapy, group therapy, psychotherapy (talk therapy), music therapy, art therapy and pharmaceutical therapies, our team takes a holistic and comprehensive approach to treating mood disorders.

THOUGHT DISORDERS

Thought disorders require a different treatment approach than mood disorders. If your loved one suffers from a thought disorder, you’ll notice that they have significant difficulty with thoughts, feelings and behavior. They may have delusions, experience emotions that don’t match a situation, experience personality changes, speak incomprehensibly or even see/hear things that aren’t there. Some people affected by thought disorders are unable to recognize their own behavior.

Our Thought Disorder track is designed to help people suffering from mental health disorders like:

We use therapies like psychotherapy, illness management skill treatment, medication management and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat thought disorders.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS

Some people suffer from a mental health disorder and a substance addiction at the same time. This is called Dual Diagnosis. Over 25% of people diagnosed with mental illness also suffer from drug or alcohol abuse (Journal of the American Medical Association). People who suffer from dual diagnosis are most likely to recover and live a healthy life if they receive treatment through an integrated program that treats both.

The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center has carefully designed a specialized program for Dual Diagnosis. Our team is fully equipped to address your loved one’s psychological and emotional issues, as well as the state of the family unit. We help your loved one and your family face the challenge of overcoming dual diagnosis together.

TRAUMA & PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event. Common causes of PTSD include violence, war, or a natural disaster. Each person reacts differently to coping with life events, so PTSD occurs in some people, but not in others. When a person suffers from PTSD, their symptoms oftentimes worsen as time goes on, and prevent them from succeeding at work or school.

Our team treats PTSD and trauma disorders by creating an individualized plan for your loved one that consists of individual treatment, group therapy and family treatment depending on your loved one’s needs. Family therapy is particularly important in treating PTSD; it’s the cornerstone of our PTSD treatment program and helps repair the family unit after a traumatic event.