South Pacific Private specializes in the integrated and holistic treatment of Bipolar Disorder.
- Where do we go for help?
- What do I do?
- How do I get somebody I care about to seek treatment for Bipolar Disorder?
- How do I get the treatment I need for my mood swings?
Whether your concern is for yourself, or someone you care about, treatment for bipolar disorder has already begun for you!
Step One: Learn about the problem
By taking the time to seek out this information, and read it, you are already engaged in the first step toward dealing with a mood disorder such as bipolar – facing the problem head on, accessing information about how bipolar disorder presents, and how to get treatment for it.
You have done well to get here!
Congratulations - the journey into recovery has already begun, though it may not feel that way!
Taking that first step in acknowledging that there may be a problem is often the darkness before the dawn.
Step two: Seek professional assessment, advice & support
Recovery from bipolar disorder, and learning to manage your mood swings, and the impact they have on so many aspects of your life, relationships and work, is not something to undertake on your own.
A feature of the problem is that you will have tried to deal with it on your own for a long time before seeking help, usually with limited success.
Reaching out to talk about the problem with people who specialize in the treatment of mood swings and bipolar disorder is the next step.
To make this step as easy as we can, SPP offers a free comprehensive assessment during which the issues are discussed either face to face or over the phone, and you learn about the treatment options and resources
The Family Education & Support Group
Families are often so willing to do anything they can to help the person they care about who is caught up in the cycles of depressed or elevated moods that are a feature of bipolar disorder. Mood disorders impact the whole family.
By the time people find their way to us at SPP they are usually exhausted by the challenges of managing life while struggling with untreated mood swings.
Both current research, and our experience and outcome studies, tell us that clients embrace recovery, and learn to manage bipolar disorder more effectively when family members also have the opportunity to engage in educational and support programs designed to meet their needs.
Step Three: Holistic Treatment
South Pacific Private has a comprehensive and holistic approach to the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. All our treatment programs treat the underlying core issues, trauma, and family dynamics, which may have fuelled the development of the present problems, at the same time as addressing the mood swings and symptoms.
Our clients are taken on a therapeutic journey of discovery where you gain greater understanding of how your life has reached this point, and the steps that will get you back on the road to wherever you want to go in your life.
- Inpatient Treatment
- Day Programs
- Evening Programs
Step Four: Living in Recovery from Bipolar Disorder
Finding your road to recovery and learning to manage bipolar disorder is a very personal journey. When you are in still in the middle of dealing with the issues and problems that have prompted you to seek this information, it can be very challenging to even glimpse what life may be like after the depression has lifted or your moods have stabilized.
Recovery sneaks up on you through a series of shifts in mood, insights and realizations, as you attend your treatment program that has been designed by specialists who understand the journey you must take to effectively address the mood symptoms, and the accompanying thinking problems and relationship patterns.
Bipolar Disorder Realities
Recovery from, or learning to manage, Bipolar Disorder is likely to be more successful when underlying causes and environmental factors are addressed at the same time as the presenting symptoms and problems are treated.
Managing the depressive and hypomanic episodes of Bipolar Disorder can
be challenging, exhausting and risky when attempting it alone. For this reason professional support and treatment is strongly recommended.
Bipolar Disorder is most effectively treated by health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and nurses), who specialize in treating mood disorders.
If you would like to speak to someone who understands the challenges of living with Bipolar Disorder, and who can discuss the your particular situation and treatment needs, we suggest that you call our assessment team who will offer a free and confidential preliminary chat, or full assessment if that is your preference.
Take the first step into treatment today by phoning or emailing our assessment team on 1800 063 332.