The transition to adulthood is rough for some. This is especially true for young men who struggled with a mental illness during their teen years. The challenge to manage an invisible disability overwhelms all efforts at independent living. There is a reason why everything has been so much harder for you. We understand and offer hope for a better future.
A Lost Youth
Mental health disorders in young adults often go unidentified and untreated. The problem just isn’t understood or accepted by general society. Fear of stigmatisms and reject prevent many from seeking help in the first place. The truth is that mental illnesses are more prevalent than many believe:
- Depressive Disorders – Unrelenting feelings of sadness or low self-worth
- Anxiety Disorders – Irrational and debilitating fears that prevent normal function
- Eating Disorders – Overeating or undereating to assuage negative feelings
- Substance Abuse – Addiction to drugs or alcohol to manage boredom, rejection, regret, etc.
- Low Self-Esteem – Undervaluing oneself and accepting failure or abuse
The mental and emotional pain endured by victims of these illnesses often causes counterproductive behaviors. To alleviate symptoms, young people tend to self-diagnose and self-treat. Without professional guidance, self-destructive outcomes are common.
This can manifest itself as social withdraw, poor performance in school, refusal to accept new challenges, and hostility towards others. These problems can be treated with professional help. First, a clinical evaluation is performed by a licensed psychiatrist. After a diagnosis, patients benefit from a treatment plan that may include medication, counseling, or a combination of the two.
Even if the demons you struggle with are identified and finally controlled, that doesn’t mean that you are ready to transition to adulthood yet. Problems with your past have inhibited your growth as an individual. You may not even be willing to admit that you lack basic core competencies.
At Waypointe, we are sensitive to your needs and your struggles. Our program helps you overcome the emotional challenges you face so that you finally become independent. We want you to be able to seek your own benefit. We help you discover your desire teach you the discipline you need to develop the following key life skills:
- Developing Healthy Boundaries – Learn when it’s okay to say no to something you don’t like
- Stress and Anger Management – Deal with frustration without becoming overwhelmed
- Coping with Loss – Let go of past failures and disappointments
- Building Healthy Relationships – Relate to others, make friends, fall in love
- Career Growth – Become a successful professional
- Personal Finances – Manage your own income and expenses
- Self-care and Independent Living – Take care of your health, hygiene, and personal needs
The transition does not happen overnight. Our program is not designed to solve your problems for you. Instead, we arm you with the emotional and intellectual tools you need to solve them yourself. We start by creating your own independent treatment plan and move through the five steps at your pace.
If you or someone you love is still struggling to reach full potential, get into contact with our office. Send us a message describing your situation. We evaluate your needs and customize a treatment. Take the first step toward independent adult living right away.