Even on the darkest days, there is hope. If you are facing mental health struggles every day, or if you are facing a substance use disorder, there is hope. And with outpatient treatment, you can get top-notch care without leaving your normal life behind.

At SUN Behavioral Health, we know that what you are facing is not easy, but you have the strength to push through and rise above it. Our team of dedicated, compassionate professionals is committed to improving the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve.

In Lexington, Kentucky, SUN Behavioral works with partners in the area to solve the unmet needs that exist in our neighborhoods. This is true for SUN Behavioral facilities throughout the country.

Our top priority is delivering positive outcomes for our patients and their families. This includes providing education about the recovery process and programming that can turn lives around entirely.

In the United States, more than 43 million adults experience mental illness. For teenagers, 1 in 5 experience a severe mental health disorder at some point, and for preteens, that number hovers around 13%.

You are not alone. If you or someone you love is struggling, we can help. SUN counselors are ready seven days a week to help with everything from urgent situations to questions about our programs. Our program accepts many major healthcare providers, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Treating Lexington and Fayette County

In Lexington, and Fayette County as a whole, it is estimated that on average, a resident has 4.3 mentally unhealthy days per month. The Kentucky state average for mentally unhealthy days is 5 per month.

Mentally healthy or unhealthy days are measured through self-reporting from people within the community. Considering whether a day was healthy or unhealthy often is determined by asking a series of questions that include:

  • Did you face a considerable amount of stress today?
  • Did you face a considerable amount of trouble with emotions today?
  • Did you face a considerable amount of depression today?

On top of the mental health challenges faced by Lexingtonians, 21% of residents in the area admit to excessive, or binge, drinking.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), “Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08% — or 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter — or higher.” This typically means a male has had five or more drinks within two hours, or a female has had four or more drinks within two hours.

Partial Hospitalization Program in Lexington

With the rehab needs of many in the community unmet, SUN Behavioral is here to offer solutions. With our new satellite facility in Lexington, patients will have the opportunity to receive evidence-based treatment for mental health disorders and substance use disorders.

Services for adults and adolescents in Fayette and surrounding counties with a “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM) diagnosis can take place in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) at the facility.

In the SUN Behavioral PHP, patients may be at the facility for as many as five hours at a time, five days per week. All programming during this time spent at the facility will be conducted by licensed psychotherapists, nurses, and ancillary therapists.

The beginning of each patient’s time with the facility will include a psychiatric assessment, history and physical, nursing assessment, psychosocial assessment, ancillary assessments, risk assessments (CSSRS), treatment planning, and discharge planning.

Intensive Outpatient Program in Lexington

Often seen as a step-down program from PHP, intensive outpatient treatment for mental health and substance use is perfect for the person just exiting PHP or for the person needing more flexibility in the scheduling of treatment.

Services for adults and adolescents in Fayette and surrounding counties with a DSM diagnosis can take place in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) at the facility in Lexington.

Treatments for these diagnoses will likely require two hours of clinical treatment three times per week at the facility. All programming will be conducted by licensed psychotherapists and begins with a psychiatric assessment and planning for treatment as well as a plan for discharge when recovery has been reached (if necessary).

Therapies Provided at SUN Behavioral

The services you will receive during visits to the facility include:

  • Individual therapy
    • Speaking one-on-one with a licensed therapist to learn about behaviors that lead to substance use or mental distress and learning new ways to cope with the disorder(s) faced
    • Focused on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
      • CBT aims to change patterns of thought and behaviors resulting from those thoughts
  • Group therapy
    • Speaking with others facing similar situations to yours. This is great for breaking down the feelings of loneliness often felt during mentally unhealthy periods of time
  • Family therapy
    • Rebuilding and/or growing relationships with family members and friends that may have an impact on mental health or substance use
    • Provided in-person and virtually
  • Stress management
    • Through the assistance of therapy in group settings and one-on-one, patients will gain a strong base for managing stress in their lives
  • Trauma-informed treatment from a trauma-informed staff

For anyone receiving treatment at our facility, these are the staples of treatment. You can also expect help with aftercare planning and consistent updates to care as they are needed.

How Does Outpatient Treatment Help?

Outpatient services are among many forms of treatment available to help with mood disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders (having both a mental health and a substance use disorder at the same time). Outpatient treatment provides patients with the necessary evidence-based therapies to create positive change while also leaving flexibility to maintain a life away from treatment.

During outpatient treatment, patients are aided in tackling their most pressing challenges.

You Deserve to Feel Valuable

Everyone at SUN Behavioral Health believes you deserve to feel our values whenever you are in our facility.

Our values are:

  • Safety: Promote an environment of healing
  • Teamwork: Maintain a positive attitude and commitment to others
  • Integrity: Do what is right even when no one is watching
  • Compassion: Communicate hope in everything we do

These values are the foundation of our treatment. Our employees are determined to provide the best in services to each person that enters our facility. By honing in and perfecting our values, we ensure our patients feel like they deserve to receive the best treatment possible.

Our four values are at the core of what we do. Each value reflects behaviors that we hold ourselves to on behalf of our patients and their loved ones, as well as each other.

Treating All Ages and Backgrounds

SUN Behavioral takes pride in offering services to a wide range of people. Regardless of age, treatment history, ethnicity, treatment needs, or anything else, there is a place for you at SUN.

Our facilities throughout the country offer treatment programs specified for children through adulthood. In Lexington, if you sense your teenager is struggling with their mental health or a potential substance use disorder, SUN Behavioral is willing to help your family through this process.

It is a key foundation of services offered by SUN Behavioral Health that each person feels comfortable. For this reason, it is safe to say treatments for a teenager will vary from those for an older adult. Different backgrounds call for different paths. Regardless, there is a path for you here.

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Change Can Begin Today

We believe there are brighter days ahead for you and your loved ones. There is reasonable fear and difficulty in reaching out for help, but please know we want to help.

Stress and anxiety may seem like unavoidable parts of life, but it is not entirely accurate to think that. While normal days may include stressful situations, crippling stress and anxiety are nothing you need to live with – especially if it is pushing you to a place that requires drug use.

SUN Behavioral is here to help, and we can help beginning today at our satellite facility in Lexington.

Begin the Rehab Journey by Calling Us Immediately

SUN Behavioral is here to help you solve your unmet needs. If stress, depression, substance use, or any combination of these things is bogging you down and making your days seem impossible to navigate, we can help.

We offer mental health recovery for anyone, of any age, from adolescents to seniors. Our treatments are evidence-based and focus on finding the best way for each person to recover.

Call us at (859) 429-5188 today, tomorrow, or any time to talk about getting treatment for a mental health disorder, a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders. You can find peace again. Brighter days are ahead.


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