Behavioral health is a term that is often used interchangeably with mental health, although there are some slight differences. Whereas mental health refers to the health of the brain, behavioral health refers to the impact of habits – whether healthy or unhealthy – on the brain. As an example, people who are depressed have a mental health condition, whereas people who feel depressed because they are unable to stop gambling have a behavioral health condition that is negatively influencing their mental health.
Here at Sovereign Health, we recognize that adolescents are particularly vulnerable to behavioral health conditions including social media addiction, gaming addiction, gambling addiction, self-harm and anger management problems. For this reason, our adolescent treatment facility in Rancho San Diego has a behavioral health program that is specifically geared toward helping teenagers with behavioral health issues. Sovereign’s treatment makes use of innovative, evidence-based techniques designed to improve cognitive skills, provide rehabilitation, and create a long-term support system and plan. We work with the patient’s family, former doctors and therapists to provide the most effective treatment possible.
Behavioral health treatment for adolescents is available exclusively at our San Diego, California, location.