Mental Health Interventions


Mental health problems are much more common than people realize. Mental health issues can affect everyone, from young children to the elderly.

It is often marked by distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. This may present as waning performance at work, worsening communication with others, difficulty paying attention in school, or a general inability to care for oneself. Mental illness can take many forms, from depression and anxiety to severe schizophrenia.

Many people live with mental health problems all their lives without seeking help, letting it led to unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, and even suicide. If you know a loved one with signs of mental health problem, holding an intervention may be the only way to convince him or her to get professional help before it’s too late.

Mental issues disrupt sufferers’ entire life, including the way they think, feel, act, function, and relate to others. If left untreated, a mental illness can be debilitating. Luckily, early intervention is an effective way to manage a mental health issue before it does too much damage.


Family Has a Major Roles in Mental Health Intervention

Mental health issues often go on for too long or don’t ever receive treatment because they require loved ones to identify the problem and the need for help. It often takes outside help to address mental health issues as a real problem.

Preventing mental health issues requires investing in early intervention programs and services at the earliest signs of a problem. Studies show that many people who develop mental health disorders show symptoms by the age of 14. Waiting too long to take action to help a mental issue in your child can lead to crisis situations such as trouble with the law, dropping out of school, involvement with drugs, or suicide.

Steps to Mental Health Interventions:

  • Mental Health Education for Families
  • Mental Health Assessment and Evaluation
  • Medication Compliance & Regulation
  • Mental Health Referrals & Treatment
  • Mental Health Treatment Specialist – Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health mobile Crisis Team
  • IHOT (In Home Outreach Team)
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • NAMI Family Support Groups

Breaking The Social Stigma with Professional Mental Health Help

Too often, sufferers of mental illnesses don’t seek help because of a fear of being labeled as “crazy”. The perpetual negative stigma surrounding mental illness presents a significant barrier that prevents people from obtaining the proper treatment for mental illness. This social stigma leads to feelings of shame and denial, exacerbating the problem rather than fixing it.

Once you decide to hold an intervention for someone concerning his or her mental health problem, seek professional assistance from CanAm Intervention. Depending on the severity of your loved one’s mental illness, he or she could become violent and refuse to consider treatment. Intervention without a specialist’s help can be dangerous. The most effective mental health interventions use the help of a professional who knows when and how to hold one, what to say, and how to provide the appropriate care.

What To Expect During an Intervention

Because of the complexity of mental illness, it is incredibly important that the intervention process is handled by a trained professional. It can be difficult to identify these disorders because many of them present overlapping symptoms – alternatively, substance abuse could mask telltale signs of a disorder. It’s also crucial for you to be aware that these particular interventions can be very emotionally charged. Your loved one may not believe that they have a problem, and may not have ever received a formal diagnosis. They also may have a previous treatment plan that they have chosen to ignore, and could believe that they know what’s best for their health (even though you see real issues in their day-to-day lives). This is why CanAm Intervention recommends that mental health interventions take place under the supervision of a trained facilitator.

Get The Help You Need

Many people live with mental health problems for their entire lives, never seeking support. Help your loved one overcome their illness and get their life back.

At CanAm Interventions, we are trained to support persons with complex mental health and trauma related intervention. We collaborate and consult with psychologist, psychiatrist, nurse, lawyers, recovery coaches, and/or mental health clinician.



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