A Psychiatric Hospital for the Good of Your Mental Health
When the topic of mental health pops up in casual conversation, people tend to have nothing to say about it, as if to avoid the topic due to a lack of knowledge or feeling embarrassed about their own mental illness. People without a mental disorder are likely to think that they will never be in a position where a mental illness takes over their life. However, they are wrong. Although several mental disorders are genetic, others can occur as a result of a traumatic event or even another disease. Recent studies show that COVID-19 survivors can also develop mental disorders such as depression and PTSD as a result of having COVID-19. Therefore, it is wise to be aware of mental disorders and educate yourself about them for the day that you, or someone you love, face such an illness.
Focussing on the Patient
We are all unique individuals, meaning that psychiatric care should cater to the individual, even in a hospital setting. Our psychiatric care unit employs a world-renowned programme that can be tailored to each individual’s needs, with a wholistic approach that speaks to the entire being as opposed to only focussing on the mental illness. We can admit people that are 16 and older to our facility and can also assist with recurring treatment for those patients who require it.
Our psychiatric care unit functions as a hospital for patients with mental disorders, with a programme that spans over 7 weeks. The first phase of the programme puts the emphasis on getting to grips with the mental disorder, allowing the patient to learn about their condition and how they can overcome its challenges. Some mental disorders are treatable to a point where the disorder can completely be overcome, while others require recurring treatments to ensure that the patient can live with their disorder and stay in control of their own life. The second phase of the programme is voluntary and focusses on social reintegration and building a life that is free of the tying binds of a mental disorder.
Beethoven Recovery Centre is just outside Pretoria, next to the Hartbeespoort dam and the Magaliesberg mountains. Therefore, we are removed from the busy city sounds, noises, and distractions, creating a peaceful and tranquil environment for our patients. This allows them to focus on themselves and their treatment without constant distractions that could pull their attention away. We offer luxurious accommodation for our patients as well, with extramural activities that can entertain our patients during their free time. We also have a gym on our premises for those who would like to stay in shape during their time with us. We serve 3 meals a day, with in-between snacks, prepared by a professional chef to add to our hospitality at our psychiatric care unit.
How Can a Mental Disorder Impact My Life?
If you are suffering from a severe mental disorder, the symptoms will be prevalent and unmistakeable. Such disorders can include severe ADD and OCD. People suffering from such disorders require recurring treatment to give them the means to live with the mental condition. On the other hand, mental disorders such as PTSD and depression can be treated to a point where the patient can overcome the disorder and be free of its symptoms.
In the case where a mental disorder has been genetically inherited, which can be the case with autism, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, recurring treatments can educate the patient and equip them to live a life where they are in control as opposed to their mental disorder. Such disorders should not be underestimated in their ability to negatively influence someone’s life, as they can severely impact the basic daily routine of adult life, to a point where some people require caretakers. Luckily, our psychiatric care unit employs professional medical personnel that are available around the clock to ensure that our patients are in good hands when they are in our care.
Beethoven Recovery Centre is your first choice when you are looking for a professional psychiatric care unit that is remotely located and can offer a world-renowned treatment programme for people suffering from a mental disorder. Please browse our website for details on our programme and facilities and contact us directly with any enquiries.