We’ve all known people who seem to have everything anyone could want, yet they’re miserable, inconsolable. They may contemplate or even commit suicide. On the other hand, we also know others who’ve endured very difficult financial, material, relational, or physical issues, and yet their attitude is good, and their psychological or mental health is great. Your mental health should not be taken for granted; it is the key to your experiencing fulfillment, joy, and peace.
We help people get the mental health treatment they may need.
For millions of Americans, daily life is a struggle as they deal with managing their emotions like depression, anxiety, and anger, their behaviors like eating disorders, cutting themselves, or impulsivity, and thinking like obsessions, hallucinations, or delusions. The impact on their relationship with themselves, with the loved ones in their life, and with God is often devastating, which worsens their problem.
We can connect you with Christian, Faith-Based Treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Addictions, & PTSD.
Why Call the Lighthouse Network?
“I’d become somebody that I wasn’t, and something I wasn’t, and I wasn’t able to control it. I was terrified. I was at the end of my rope. At 3 in the morning, I called Lighthouse Network. The voice on the other end of the phone said, ‘We’re going to help you.’ … And they did. With the connections Lighthouse Network had, I was in treatment in 4 days.”
Lighthouse Network provides hope for those struggling with mental health and addiction issues. If you or someone you love needs mental health treatment, fill out the form below or contact us at 844-Life-Change (844-543-3242) today.
Addiction and Counseling Helpline Inquiry Form
Please take a moment to fill out this quick form and your answers will be automatically sent to a Lighthouse Network Care Guide. Your Care Guide will contact you directly and help you navigate the questions and challenges you or your loved one are presently facing. (Please make sure you include your email address and phone number.) For immediate help, please call Lighthouse Addiction & Counseling Helpline at 844-LifeChange (844-543-3242).
Statistics of Mental Health Disorders – Many are struggling. You are not alone.
The following statistics only count “major” behavioral health disorders defined as causing significant distress or functional impairment over a prolonged period of time. These stats do not include temporary stress reactions to adversity, minor depressions lasting less than 2 weeks, shorter-term emotional and psychological struggles, or minor substance abuse without addiction. Nevertheless, the numbers are sad and overwhelming.
The following are statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Harvard National Comorbid Survey Replication showing how many millions struggle in one year and how many are at risk over their lifetime.
2020 US Census total population = 331.5 M (million)
2020 US Census adult population = 77.9% or 258.3 M (millions)
Mental health disorders (percent of total population) in the past 12 months:
- 19.1% (49.3 M) anxiety disorder – OCD, PTSD, Panic, Phobias, Social Anxiety
- 9.7% (25 M) mood disorder – Clinical Depression, Dysthymia, Bipolar
- 10.5% (27.1 M) Impulse Disorder, ADHD, Intermittent Explosive Disorder (excessive volatile anger), and Conduct Disorder
- 1.1% (2.8 M) Schizophrenia
- 26.8% (69.2 M) mental health disorder and no addiction
- 47% (121.4 M) substance or process addiction (not included are caffeine or pornography)
Mental health disorders, lifetime:
- 31% (80 M) anxiety disorder
- 21.4% (55.2 M) mood disorder
- 25% (64.5 M) impulse disorder
- 1.5% (3.8 M) Schizophrenia
- 64% (165.3M) any behavioral health (addiction or mental health) disorder
These individuals face a variety of symptoms daily. Some are depressed or experience uncontrollable mood swings. Others feel anxiety or fear of everyday tasks. Still others have trouble interacting with those around them. All feel emotionally drained.
Mental health disorders have a way of knocking a person down, partly because the conditions are often misunderstood. There is a stigma attached to mental health problems, and people don’t want to admit they are struggling. Many continue to struggle, day after day, without getting Christian mental health treatment. Many don’t even know there is help available.
Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders and Addiction Disorders
Individuals struggling with mental health issues are more likely to self-medicate with substance or other addictive behaviors to ease the emotional pain and embarrassment of mental illness.
All addicts have some psychological issue that leads to their addiction, but sometimes it is not a major mental health issue. Substance use can cause or worsen a mental health disorder as addictive substances seem to give some measure of temporary relief or high, but over time the substance use can cause and amplify anxiety, depression, and/or hallucinations.
Co-occurring addiction and mental health issues frequently go hand in hand and will worsen each other over time.
According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 17 million adults in the United States have both a mental and substance use disorder. However, only 7 percent of people receive treatment for both conditions. The vast majority receive no treatment at all. Data source
At Lighthouse Network we help individuals who are struggling with mental illness, co-occurring mental illness, and addiction disorders by connecting them with Christian, faith-based solutions. Allow your life to be transformed by the healing power of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Why Call the Lighthouse Network?
“When I was an adolescent, I found myself in the middle of a very traumatic experience. It left me feeling alone, isolated, shameful, and guilty. Although I was a Christian, I was unwilling and unable to turn to God. Instead, I turned to drinking and drugs, an eating disorder and self-harm to escape my reality. If you or someone you love is facing these issues, Lighthouse Network is the place to call. After many years of addiction and suffering, I finally got help and it was a life-transforming experience.”
Christian Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Effective treatment is available at Christian Mental Health Treatment Centers for mental health disorders and for individuals with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorder. Over the years, mental health treatment programs have gotten much better at addressing these co-occurring conditions. In the past, people were shuffled back and forth from psychiatrist to rehab, with treatment providers never quite understanding the connection between the two. Today, we recognize that in order to treat one condition you must also treat the other, because they are so closely intertwined.
Treatment for co-occurring disorders involves behavioral modification therapy, insight-oriented counseling, and psychiatric care. Only after the person has addressed the underlying causes of both conditions through an integrated BioPsychoSpiritual approach to transform their heart and thought processes can they experience true recovery.
Why Call the Lighthouse Network?
““I spent six years running from something. I spent six years hurting myself and hurting my family and friends. If you would have told me then that I could be here, now, with my family and my friends loving and supporting me, I wouldn’t have believed it. There is redemption in this process. There is forgiveness in this process. There is healing in this process. Make the call. Get help, today.”
The Benefits of Christian Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
While there are many mental health and addiction treatment facilities across the country, most only treat mind and body without recognizing the important role the spiritual part of our being plays in helping those struggling with behavioral or psychological issues and addictions to reclaim their lives and achieve their God-given potential.
With mind and body, the spirit is integral to mental health treatment and addiction recovery. Based on many reviews of extensive evidence-based research, it is clear that faith-based treatment plays a powerfully effective role in healing.
No problem is too big or too small for our experienced staff. We will work with you to help you understand your condition and then give you real strategies that will allow you to reclaim your life. Contact us at 844-Life-Change (844-543-3242) to find help at a Christian Mental Health Treatment Center today.
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