Mental Health Disorders & Treatment In Ohio

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on June 20, 2023

Although many Ohio residents live with mental health conditions, these conditions are treatable. The most common treatment options include psychotherapy, medications, support groups, and wellness activities like exercise, meditation, and arts and crafts. These strategies can help you build a healthy life no matter your diagnosis.

About 20% of Ohioans live with a mental health disorder. To cope, some of them turn to substance abuse. That’s why many substance abuse treatment programs offer treatment for other mental health disorders.

At our facility, we accept patients with a primary diagnosis of either substance use disorder or another mental health disorder. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treat the whole person, and our treatment plans include some of the best mental health care in Ohio

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Treating Mental Health Disorders

There are many different types of mental health disorders, including:

All mental health disorders are treatable. Depending on your needs, you may receive treatment in an outpatient setting or an inpatient setting. Inpatient care is typically recommended for people who have trouble taking care of themselves or who pose a danger to themselves or others.

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Treatment Team

Whether outpatient or inpatient, your treatment may involve multiple types of mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and social workers. 

These professionals can help you determine which type of treatment best meets your needs. The most common options include psychotherapy, medication, and support groups.


In psychotherapy (also called “talk therapy”), you can discuss your mental health problems with a trained professional in a safe, confidential setting. Your therapist will help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and teach you healthy coping skills

The most common types include of psychotherapy include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

During CBT, your therapist will help you identify unhelpful beliefs and behaviors. You will then work on replacing them with healthy alternatives. 

For example, if you often turn to alcohol to numb anxiety, your therapist can help you find healthier ways to calm down, such as journaling, meditating, or spending time in nature.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT was originally designed to help treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, it has since proven to be effective for other mental health conditions as well. 

This type of therapy teaches you to accept difficult thoughts and feelings instead of trying to escape them. This acceptance can help you manage your emotions more effectively and make healthier life choices. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

EMDR can help you process traumatic memories. During an EMDR session, you think about your trauma while your therapist guides you through back-and-forth eye movements, tones, or taps. 

This type of therapy can help you change unhealthy beliefs about your trauma so you experience fewer PTSD symptoms.


Mental health medications don’t cure mental health disorders. However, they can help you manage your symptoms, especially when used alongside other treatment options. 

Some people only use medications for a short period of time. Others use them long-term, even for life in some cases. Your healthcare provider can help you determine how long you should use your medication for.

Most medications come with side effects. The severity of these effects often varies from person to person. Thus, it may take time to find a medication that works for you and causes minimal side effects. 

The most commonly prescribed medications for mental health disorders include:

  • anti-anxiety medications, 
  • antipsychotics, which can treat hallucinations, paranoia, and other symptoms associated with schizophrenia or other conditions that cause psychosis (a loss of connection with reality)
  • antidepressants, which can treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD
  • mood stabilizers, which can treat mood swings and depression caused by bipolar disorder or other conditions
  • stimulant medications, which can help improve concentration and attention in people with ADHD

Support Groups

When recovering from a mental health disorder, you may feel misunderstood and alone. You can find a sense of community by attending a peer support group. In these groups, you get a chance to discuss your experiences and coping strategies with people facing similar challenges. 

Some support groups take place in person, while others offer virtual meetings. Both types can help you feel less isolated as you navigate your recovery from mental illness.

Other Treatment Options

Other strategies that can improve your mental health include:

  • regular exercise
  • meditation
  • art therapy, which encourages people to express challenging emotions through drawing, writing, or other art forms
  • animal-assisted therapy, which uses guided interactions between a person and a trained animal to improve the person’s sense of well-being
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which uses magnetic fields to stimulate the brain’s nerve cells and ease symptoms of certain mental health conditions, including depression and OCD

If you or someone you love struggles with a mental health condition, please reach out to Ohio Recovery Center. Our inpatient treatment programs offer personalized, evidence-based care to help you or your loved one build a healthy, fulfilling life.

  1. National Alliance on Mental Illness — Mental Health Treatments
  2. National Institute of Mental Health — Mental Health Medications
  3. National Institute of Mental Health — Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders
  4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — Mental Health Treatment Works

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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