Unmanaged aggression can negatively impact your life and the lives of those around you. Depending upon the nature of your aggression, the consequences of your actions can lead to a host of personal, professional, and legal problems.
For many people, persistent, unmanageable aggressive behaviors can signify that a mental health issue is present. When this is the case, professional treatment at a reputable rehab center may be needed. Luckily, many treatment centers offer services that can help you control your aggression and manage additional symptoms of any mental health disorders that may be present
At Valley Behavioral Health System, we understand the effects that aggression can have on your life. Our rehab center in Barling, Arkansas, provides superior treatment that can identify and treat the causes of your aggression. When you choose to heal at Valley Behavioral Health, you will receive the comprehensive support and focused interventions that will empower you to achieve a more satisfying future.
How to Help a Loved One or Family Member Seek Treatment
If you wish to help someone close to you receive treatment to manage his or her aggression, please consider the following:
- During a time when your loved one is not behaving aggressively, talk to him or her. Express your concern, emphasize your support, and discuss options for professional assistance to help him or her regain control over his or her behaviors.
- Learn about the possible reasons why your loved one struggles with aggression. This can give you insight into why he or she behaves or reacts in the manner that he or she does.
- Research rehab centers that may be able to help your loved one.
- Speak to your loved one about the need for professional services. Also, it is a good idea to remain calm, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. You will want to avoid triggering your loved one into becoming physically and/or verbally aggressive towards you.
If your loved one is open to receiving treatment, it could be helpful to also do the following:
- Assist your loved one in finding an appropriate treatment program.
- Offer to take him or her to complete an admissions assessment.
- Do what you can to eliminate obstacles that could prevent him or her from starting treatment services.
- Be a source of support before, during, and after his or her treatment is complete.
Why Seek Inpatient Treatment at Valley Behavioral Health System
Failing to get effective treatment for aggressive behaviors can put a person at an increased risk for a host of immediate and long-term negative outcomes. For example, if you act physically aggressive towards others, you could cause physical harm to yourself or another person, damage your relationships, get arrested, and even serve jail time due to your actions.
If you are verbally aggressive towards other people, you may lose relationships or become socially isolated. Unmanaged aggression can also hinder your performance at work and lead to job loss, resulting in financial problems. Furthermore, if your aggressive behaviors are symptomatic of a mental health disorder, your emotional health may deteriorate as well. Fortunately, there are services available that can help. When you begin a rehab program within a trusted treatment center, you can learn to control your aggressive urges.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Valley Behavioral Health System provides our patients with effective, individualized care. We put our patients’ needs first, and we offer a peaceful healing environment. The programs at our rehab center in Barling, Arkansas, are designed to meet the unique needs and build upon the strengths and skills of those we treat. Therefore, when you choose to heal at Valley, you can be secure in the knowledge that you will receive a range of clinically superior services that were selected specifically for their ability to help you achieve your personal goals and improve your overall quality of life.
Treatment Options at Valley Behavioral Health System
Upon arriving at Valley Behavioral Health System near Fort Smith, Arkansas, you will complete a comprehensive assessment with a qualified staff member. This assessment will help our psychiatrist understand your specific treatment needs, and it can assist us in determining if our programing is right for you. If your needs can best be met by our services, our multidisciplinary treatment team will work closely with you to create a fully customized treatment plan. This personalized plan will include the services that can help you reach your goals. These services may include the following treatment methods:
Medication management services may be included in your treatment plan to help you manage a disorder that could be causing your aggression. These services are monitored by our medical staff so as to protect your health and emotional wellness. Additionally, these staff members are able to adjust your medication regimen when necessary.
Individual therapy sessions are offered at least once per week. These sessions provide you with one-on-one time with a therapist. During these sessions, your therapist may use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can help you understand how your thoughts can affect your behavior. Individual therapy sessions can also serve as a time for you to discuss how you are learning to control your aggression.
Group therapy sessions are offered daily and provide you with an opportunity to receive support from others who may also be learning to manage aggressive behaviors. The topics covered in these sessions may include medication management, anxiety management, increasing self-esteem and self-control, and good decision-making.
Family therapy sessions can help your loved ones learn how to support you as you learn to manage your aggressive behavior. These sessions will also explore your family dynamic, educate your loved ones about aggression, and help you and your loved ones learn to communicate effectively.
Additionally, Valley Behavioral Health System is proud to offer a variety of experiential therapies to help you heal in both mind and body. These therapies may include:
- Relaxation techniques
- Arts and crafts
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
As your time of discharge approaches, you will work closely with a care coordinator to create a thorough discharge plan. Before leaving our rehab center, follow-up appointments can be set so that your next steps in the healing process are established. We make it our mission to do everything that we can to make your transition into aftercare services as smooth as possible.
At Valley Behavioral Health System, we also offer a number of step-down treatment options as part of our full continuum of care. Many of our patients often need structured follow-up services and choose to participate in our adult partial hospitalization program (PHP) or our adult intensive outpatient program (IOP). Both programs allow you to engage in treatment during the day, and spend your evenings and weekends at home. These programs offer the same therapeutic services as our inpatient program, though they occur on a less frequent basis. We also offer a traditional outpatient program if you require less structured treatment to maintain your overall wellness.
For more information about our aggression treatment, or to begin the admissions process, call or come to Valley Behavioral Health System in Barling, Arkansas, today. We are here to help.