If you or someone you know is facing bipolar disorder, it is crucial to seek help. If left untreated, this condition can result in various issues, such as sudden mood changes, problems in focusing on work, and troubled personal relationships.
Bi-Polar Disorder, previously referred to as manic-depressive illness or manic depression, is a mental ailment that results in abnormal fluctuations in mood, energy, activity levels, concentration, and the ability to perform daily tasks. These changes in energy, mood, and activity levels can make daily life challenging for someone with bipolar disorder. Seeking treatment for bipolar disorder becomes necessary when the symptoms become overwhelming.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes both depression and mania. Mania is characterized by intense feelings of joy, enthusiasm, and energy, a reduced need for sleep, and lowered inhibitions. Keep in mind that everyone’s experience with bipolar disorder is unique. The typical age that bipolar disorder begins to manifest itself is 25.Research shows that social media has a negative impact on the mental health and identity formation of young people. They are particularly affected by the “social validation feedback loops” that are designed into these platforms. Despite the illusion of being connected, Millennials are actually the loneliest generation, with one in four reporting that they don’t have any friends.
If you or a loved one is suffering from Bi-Polar Disorder, it’s crucial to seek help as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in managing symptoms and improving quality of life. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a mental health professional or support group for assistance. You deserve to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life, and with the right help, you can achieve it.
Helps people to recognize and alter the thought patterns and behaviors that are causing distress or hindering their ability to function in everyday life.More info
an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.More info
Helps individuals to identify and build upon their strengths, as well as address any underlying issues that may be causing distress in their lives.More info
a type of psychotherapy that involves a small group of people who support each other in addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, abuse, and trauma.More info
Our clients enjoy the convenience of collegiate-style residential homes located in the Redlands, CA area. 24/7 awake support and supervision is provided within each residence for a sense of security, comfort and peace-of-mind. Meal plans, scheduled evening and weekend activities are also included to ensure our clients have plenty of entertainment options available throughout their stay with us! Transportation from Benchmark’s Transitional Living Outpatient & Learning Center will be provided during their initial month along with most appointments in nearby areas – while local transportation can be used to access community based activities outside this radius.
Operating in Southern California since 1993, we’re one of the longest running transitional living programs specifically treating adults with emotional, behavioral, and alcohol or drug addiction issues.More about us
"When I arrived here I was an absolute mess and unstable to say the least. I was convinced I didn’t have a drug problem and I refused to even dare compare or relate to the people in the room. After the overdose I was scared for my life. I was unable to speak clearly enough for anyone to understand but the best blessing that came from it was a fresh start, a clear head, and a real understanding of powerlessness.
When I came to it was sickening – I realized how out of control my life had become in a matter of only a weekend. But Benchmark and my treatment team gave me the opportunity and chance I so desperately needed to better myself. The time I spent here was an absolute blessing and an opportunity of a lifetime."
I’ve seen some amazing things occur with the clients that have come through the program at Benchmark. I’ve seen wonderful turn-around with clients that will not even speak to staff and hold their head down always, to walking with their head held high, showing confidence, smiling, interacting and being talkative with staff and coming alive right before my eyes!
The transformation is so great to see – it’s truly a blessing to see the effects the program has on the clients!!!
Our son is completing his program at Benchmark… we are thrilled with the progress he has made. But we are also sad because over the last 20 months we have built relationships with many of your staff and will miss them greatly. As you know, our son was really struggling when he entered Benchmark. He would rarely leave his room or even get out of bed and the situation at home was deteriorating rapidly. But through the amazing work of your staff and program, he is not the same person today. He is leaving as a young man who is maturing slowly but steadily.
He still has challenges but the nature has changed. He gets up every morning and likes walking to places around Redlands. He knows how to shop and cook for himself. With Ronnie’s coaching, he persisted in his job search and got a position at Cafe Rio where he was very successful for a while. Now he needs to focus on maintaining his employment for the long term. So we are grateful for the progress one step at a time.
We could go on and on about his progress and your wonderful staff. But we don’t want to send you a 10 page email : ) However we did want to write a few words to capture our feelings about Benchmark as he enters this new phase of his life.
My 25 year old son checked in this past Thursday. My first impression is extremely positive. I was introduced to everyone who will be involved in my son’s treatment. I was given a tour of the facility and his schedule of treatment was discussed. The next day I received a phone call from my son and one of his mentors. I also received an email with information pertaining to the Family Bridge, a portal where parents and family members can write to their loved one at Benchmark. I see photos of my son enjoying hiking and positive activities with his peer group. It is so important to me that I am “in the loop” and know what is happening with my son (even if he is an adult at 25).
He had gone to another rehab last year and that experience was very different. Though we had an appointment, we were kept waiting for hours. I was never introduced to the staff, the program was never discussed. I was told that I could not see the rooms. They seemed disorganized and overwhelmed.
Benchmark does feel warm, caring and like a family. The 18-28 age group is perfect for us. Aside from addiction recovery, my son is learning vocational, educational and life skills (such as money management & career counseling). I will post again after 6 months. So far, I feel optimistic and relieved.
Benchmark Transitions works with all major insurance companies and is pleased to be an In Network provider with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross (accepting most BCBS Blue Card plans), First Health, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, MHN, TriCare West and Quantum Health.