Mental Health

Get Mental Health Treatment at Black Horse Health

Struggling with symptoms of poor mental health can feel isolating and confusing. Know that you are not alone. At Black Horse Health, we understand the challenges you face, and we’re here to guide you through the journey toward sustainable healing.

Here, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, explore personalized treatment options, and discover the path to a brighter future. We’re with you every step of the way.

What is Mental Health?

Mental well-being encompasses your thoughts, emotions, and social interactions. 

While everyday stressors and negative emotions are normal, neglecting your mental health can be detrimental to both cognitive and physical wellness.

How Can You Tell If You Have a Mental Health Disorder?

Everyone experiences feelings of sadness from time to time, but if it’s ongoing or occurs often throughout the day, it could signify a diagnosable, treatable condition. 

There’s no shame in struggling with mental health, and you are not alone. Approximately 1 in 5 people live with a diagnosable mental illness, and unfortunately, not everyone gets the necessary treatment.

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health challenges, our team at Black Horse Health can help. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff will provide an intensive assessment for a complete diagnosis and curate a personalized treatment program that fits your needs. 

Warning Signs That Someone May Be Struggling with Mental Health

  • Excessive worry or fear
  • Excessive sadness or feeling low
  • Problems concentrating
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Feeling withdrawn from daily life
  • No longer participating in things you once enjoyed
  • Neglecting responsibilities at work, school, or with family
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Significant and unplanned weight loss or gain
  • Thoughts of suicide 
  • Abuse or misuse of alcohol or drugs

These are just some of the signs that someone could be struggling. These signs can differ depending on the condition, the severity, and individual factors in each person’s life.

No matter what you are going through, know that you are capable and deserving of a happy and fulfilling life. 

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Common Mental Health Challenges

Different types of mental illnesses can affect people’s lives in various ways. Some of the most common mental health disorders include:


Depression is a mood disorder that makes those struggling feel low or like they’ve lost interest in daily life. There are many types of depression that may affect someone’s life. 

Some common symptoms of major depressive disorder, however, include:

  • Feelings of sadness and hopelessness
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Fatigue
  • Significant changes in appetite
  • Slowed thinking or body movements 
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Someone with diagnosable major depressive disorder will experience symptoms for two weeks or longer.

Other Types of Depression

Some other types of depression can include:

  • Persistent depressive disorder: An ongoing form of depression with less severe symptoms that often last for two years or longer.
  • Prenatal or postpartum depression: A form of depression that occurs in mothers before or after their child is born.
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): Depression symptoms occur during specific seasons or times of the year, often during the late fall and winter for most people.
  • Depression with symptoms of psychosis: This is a more severe form of depression where someone will experience false beliefs, delusions, or hallucinations.

Getting Treatment for Depression

Many people with major depression can benefit from psychotherapy, which is also known as traditional talk therapy. The most common type of therapy for depression is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). 

In some instances, medications may also be prescribed to help with ongoing symptoms. Individuals with more serious forms of depression may also benefit from our residential or outpatient treatment programs.


Anxiety is another common mental illness that many people struggle with. It often consists of regular and intense moments of intense uneasiness, fear, or dread in daily life. 

Serious instances of anxiety can put someone in a state of panic where they may feel their heart racing, have unsteady thoughts, or feel like it’s harder to breathe. 

Common Types of Anxiety

Like depression, there are several forms of anxiety that can display themselves in different ways. The most common is general anxiety disorder (GAD), which would consist of experiencing symptoms like those listed above for two weeks or more. 

Some other common anxiety disorders include:

  • Social anxiety: Experiencing intense dread or avoiding social situations due to self-consciousness or fear of embarrassment.
  • Panic disorder: Experiencing frequent and ongoing panic attacks.
  • Agoraphobia: A type of anxiety that makes someone avoid places where they may feel trapped or uneasy, which can make some feel like they don’t want to leave home.
  • Substance-induced anxiety: Feelings of anxiousness associated with side effects of using or abusing medications or illicit substances, along with withdrawal effects after stopping the use of a substance. 

Getting Treatment for Anxiety

The treatment for anxiety can vary depending on the specific condition. One of the most common treatments is traditional one-on-one talk therapy. 

Some people may also benefit from approaches like:

  • Exposure therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)


For individuals experiencing severe anxiety, medications or a full residential treatment program may also be recommended, especially when someone struggles with substance-induced anxiety — often necessitating detox.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is another mood disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder will experience extreme mood swings which include emotional highs (known as mania) and emotional lows (depression). These periods can last anywhere from days to weeks and will likely be ongoing if they go untreated. 

Common Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

During manic episodes, individuals will often feel:

  • Abnormally upbeat
  • Intensely energetic
  • An exaggerated sense of well-being
  • Like it’s hard to fall asleep
  • Easily distracted
  • Like their thoughts are racing
  • Unusually talkative

Common Symptoms of Depressive Episodes

On the other side, depressive episodes will consist of:

  • Feeling empty or hopeless
  • Crying more easily
  • Loss of interest or feeling no pleasure at all
  • Extreme fatigue, even struggling to get out of bed
  • Trouble concentrating

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

While the switches in mood with bipolar can feel intense, it is possible to treat it with a well-rounded program. For instance, talk therapy is a great option where someone can learn how to cope with how they feel on a daily basis. Medication and other calming practices may also be recommended to manage and alleviate symptoms.

Some people may also benefit from residential or outpatient treatment that provides the opportunity to:

  • Learn life skills
  • Develop effective relaxation techniques
  • Put their full focus on making a plan for long-term healing

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD causes someone to have persistent thoughts or urges that lead to repetitive behaviors, also known as compulsions. These compulsions could include things like feeling a need to clean the house regularly or frequently checking to make sure the doors are locked. 

It may also make individuals have dangerous or harmful intrusive thoughts that negatively affect their everyday life. It can stem from trauma, anxiety, or substance use disorder. However, some individuals may develop it without any other mental health condition.

Common Themes Associated With OCD

Oftentimes, when someone experiences OCD, it will manifest with a theme, such as:

  • Checking
  • Counting
  • Keeping a strict routine
  • Needing reassurance
  • Orderliness
  • Washing or cleaning

When Treatment is Needed for OCD

While some amount of compulsions are normal, if they are intense, ongoing, or causing problems in someone’s daily life for a long duration of time, it may be a sign that treatment is needed.

For example, if compulsions are causing problems in relationships or you’re struggling to focus at work or school, treatment is recommended for holistic healing. 

Types of Treatment That Work Best for OCD

CBT often works well for OCD since it focuses on how our thoughts affect behaviors. This provides insights into why compulsions could be occurring, along with helping individuals develop coping mechanisms for them in daily life. 

It can also be helpful to complete a full outpatient or residential treatment program that’s focused on building well-rounded life skills for ongoing healing.


Schizophrenia is a disorder that consists of delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized thinking. Someone who has schizophrenia may also feel paranoid or hear voices. 

It can be hard to tell exactly what causes schizophrenia to occur. It can often be a combination of genetic or environmental factors or as a result of substance use disorder. Understanding individual lifestyle factors and family history is important in treatment to find the correct solutions. 

Can Schizophrenia Be Treated?

While living with schizophrenia is a long-term journey, effective treatments and support systems can help individuals manage symptoms, overcome challenges, and live fulfilling lives.

A full residential or outpatient treatment program is often recommended to help patients learn initial coping mechanisms that keep symptoms under control. Medications can also help during the process to manage it appropriately. 

Harness the Power of Wellness

No matter what type of mental health conditions you or someone you care about may be struggling with, our team at Black Horse Health is here to assist you. Our licensed team of treatment professionals will provide you with an intensive assessment and individual roadmap to success. 

Here’s a breakdown of some of the treatment programs, therapies, and holistic treatment opportunities we offer for mental health:

Treatment Programs

Mental health treatment programs can come in many forms, and we can customize these options to fit your needs, goals, and schedule.

Mental Health Stabilization

Before beginning treatment, some patients who come to us experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis may need stabilization care. Our supportive staff will provide around-the-clock assistance to get you down to a stable level so you can begin treatment on the right track.  

Residential Care

Black Horse Health offers a private, upscale, and serene facility where you can receive residential treatment. 

During this process, you’ll stay at our facility for a duration of time while:

  • Receiving therapy
  • Participating in support groups
  • Learning life skills and coping mechanisms that will facilitate a positive, ongoing state of well-being

Outpatient Care

Our mental health outpatient programs provide a flexible approach for those who are struggling with less severe conditions or who require a more accommodating schedule.

However, it is important to remain accountable to your treatment plan, as you will need to commute to the facility regularly throughout the week. 

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our PHP is a form of intensive outpatient treatment that requires more frequently scheduled treatments. These can occur up to seven days a week, so there is a significant time commitment with this option. 

However, it works well for those with more serious mental health conditions who still want to return home each night. 

Alumni Program

When you finish treatment with us, our team will continue providing ongoing mental health support. Our alumni program includes continued check-ins and the ability for individuals to continue seeing therapists at our facility, even after they finish treatment and return to their everyday activities. 

Evidence-Based Therapy Options

At Black Horse Health, we recognize that everyone responds to therapeutic treatment differently, so we provide a wide range of options to meet specific needs.

These options include:
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and repositioning (EMDR)
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12 Step Recovery modality
  • Trauma-based therapies
  • SMART Recovery
  • Rehab options

Holistic Treatment Opportunities

We also offer numerous holistic treatment offerings at our private facility, including:
Mindfulness and relaxation techniques

Movement therapy

Art and expressive therapy

Nutrition and fitness assessments

Get Mental Health Treatment at Black Horse Health

When you’re seeking treatment in the Houston, Texas, area, know that Black Horse Health is here for you. We’ll provide restorative mental health solutions to help you regain autonony over your life and well-being. Reach out to us today to learn more.

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