Acute mental illness is characterized by significant and distressing symptoms of a mental illness requiring immediate treatment. This may be the person’s first experience of mental illness, a repeat episode or the worsening of symptoms of an often continuing mental illness.
The onset of acute mental illness is sudden or rapid and the symptoms usually respond to treatment. In view of this, working with a therapist at Evölve reduces the person’s harmful behavior, specifically behaviours that increase risk of causing serious harm to self or to others. In this regard, receiving immediate treatment becomes a priority