Welcome back to our continued look at men with bipolar disorder (BPD). In our previous post, we discussed the many ways that BPD affects men differently than women. Men are more likely to express their mania through violence. This often leads to legal troubles that result in incarceration.
Researchers have found that there are more than three times the number of people with a severe mental illness incarcerated than there are in mental health facilities. Research also indicates that even patients who are actively being treated for BPD frequently still get in trouble with the law. The growing trend of inmates with mental illness is continuing to worsen.
A report by the Urban Institute found that more than half of all those incarcerated were suffering from a mental illness. The two most common conditions are depression and bipolar disorder. An astonishing 55 percent of male inmates are mentally ill. However only one in six of those have ever received mental health treatment during their incarceration. This continues to perpetuate a cycle of mental health problems and the consequences of untreated bipolar disorder for those inmates upon their release.
Experts know that men are who have BPD are more likely to become violent during their manic episodes. The likelihood that a man whose BPD has not been treated will experience a manic episode with violent outbursts is high. The cycle of non-treatment and re-incarceration is seemingly unending for those who lack access to mental health care.
Early intervention is key. Men are more likely to put off seeking treatment than women are. Instead, males often rely on substance abuse to self-medicate and deny the underlying issues. Family and friends play an essential part in the identification of the manic and depressive cycles and early diagnosis and treatment.
If you, or someone you love, are struggling with BPD or think you might be, Legacy Freedom can help. We specialize in treating bipolar disorder and its co-occurring conditions like substance abuse, anxiety, and PTSD. Utilizing a holistic approach to mental health care allows us to treat the whole person, not just their BPD. Your care team will create a customized approach to your mental health care and your overall well-being. Utilizing our alternative therapies and traditional talk and group therapies they will form a program focused on you, not your mental illness.
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These therapies are tailored to meet your needs and interests. Utilize our dietician and physical therapist to heal the physical damage caused by your illness and begin to embrace a fresh and healthy perspective. Involve your family and friends in your care through our group and family sessions and work to manage your anger and underlying mental health issues with our first class team of therapists. Substance abuse and addiction are no match for the resources available to you at Legacy Freedom of Raleigh.
Whether you had tried treatment for your mental illness before and stopped going, have never been treated, or are concerned about a family member or loved one, we can help. Bipolar disorder is a manageable and treatable condition. We are your partner in your mental health journey. Begin to heal yourself, your relationship and embrace your future with our holistic depression therapy in Raleigh, NC. Call or click for help today.