New Mental Health Center Opens In Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center fills much needed gaps in mental health treatment in South Florida.

Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center

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Simply treating today’s symptoms is not enough. We aim to treat the underlying causes to help reduce the risk of relapse and improve quality of life for the long-run.

As mental health centers and treatment facilities close across the country, a new mental health center offers hope and treatment opportunities for those who have been turned away. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, which opened its doors for treatment in November 2012, offers comprehensive mental health treatment, counseling and case management services for individuals suffering from mental health disorders.

“The entire healthcare industry is undergoing a big change right now,” said Ben Brafman, CEO and founder of the Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center. “Although more Americans have been diagnosed with mental health and behavioral health disorders than ever before, treatment opportunities have shrunk.”

Budget cuts to many state and local government healthcare programs have made it difficult for mental health centers and behavioral health treatment facilities to remain open. Brafman, who also founded nationally recognized behavioral health centers, Destination Hope and Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, identified the need for a private, specialized mental health treatment facility in South Florida after seeing many community health centers shrink or limit their services.

“Unfortunately mental health centers suffer in the time of budget cuts, leaving some of our most vulnerable with few options,” said Brafman.

Brafman, with more than twenty years of experience in behavioral health and counseling, has seen more and more clients seeking mental health treatment in the last several years.

“With so many movies and television shows about mental health disorders, it has become a topic that is less taboo. Years ago mental health was something no one discussed, today almost everyone knows someone in their life that has been touched by depression, anxiety or other mental health problems,” said Brafman.

The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center treats individuals suffering from a wide variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Through specialized treatment programs, clients work with their treatment team to develop a comprehensive plan that has long-term quality of life improvement in mind.

“Simply treating today’s symptoms is not enough,” said Brafman. “We aim to treat the underlying causes to help reduce the risk of relapse and improve their quality of life for the long-run.”

Mental health treatment is covered under many health insurance plans and screenings will be covered under the Affordable Care Act. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center treats individuals from all over the country and offers partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient (IOP), and aftercare programming. For more information on mental health treatment opportunities, please contact The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center at 1- 888-205-2775.

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The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is a full service mental health facility located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dedicated to helping individuals who suffer from mental illness find a path to living better, The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center offers treatment and support for a wide variety of mood and thought disorders including: depression, anxiety disorders, anger management, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. For more information on mental health treatment please contact The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center at 1-888-205-2775 or online at http://www.mentalhealthcenter.org.

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