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Over 30,000 adults and 9,000 adolescents are currently struggling with their mental health in Delaware. Only 47% of those people will receive treatment this year. At SUN Behavioral Health Delaware, we believe that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. That’s why our team of qualified clinicians is dedicated to treating mental health with quality care and evidence-based practices. 

Your mental health shouldn’t be controlling your life or keeping you from the things you love. Treatment is available, and reading about it is the first step! Our team works together to ensure that you feel heard and taken care of. Our goal is to create a treatment plan that fits your unique needs and gets you on the road to wellness. Joy is possible, and we’re here to help you find it.

What Causes Mental Health Issues?

There is no set “cause” of mental health issues. There are, however, risk factors. If someone has been diagnosed with a mood disorder, chances are, they’ve been prone to one for a while.

Some common risk factors for mental health issues include:

  1. A history of trauma
  2. A family history of mental health disorders
  3. Low self-esteem or negative outlook on life
  4. A history of alcohol or substance use
  5. Poverty in childhood
  6. Frequent financial stress
  7. A history of chronic health issues
  8. Experiences of being bullied
  9. A history of abuse or neglect
  10. Limited access to mental health resources

What Are the Treatments for Mental Illness?

All facilities differ slightly in the treatments they offer. At SUN Behavioral Health Delaware, we know that each person comes with their own unique story, which is why we have such a diverse offering of treatments. 

Some of the most common forms of mental health treatment include:

Counseling and psychotherapy

This is also called talk therapy, and it can be incredibly effective. One of the largest barriers to wellness when living with a mental illness is the inability to identify and manage your triggers. Psychotherapy teaches this, along with how to practice self-compassion, set realistic goals, and reframe negative thoughts.

Hospitalization, partial hospitalization, or residential treatment

In extreme cases, close monitoring might be needed. This is where hospitalization can come in handy. This type of treatment can be useful to ensure that the patient’s mental illness doesn’t get worse. Clinicians will also make sure the patient has an accurate diagnosis and is taking medications that work for them.

Group therapy

This type of therapy can bring relief to those who feel they’re alone in their feelings or struggles. Group therapy is a chance to heal in a safe, caring environment filled with people who share the same goals. In this type of therapy, patients will receive valuable insight and learn to lean on others.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

 This type of therapy is used frequently for PTSD or trauma-related disorders. It involves focusing on trauma for short periods of time while retraining the brain to become desensitized to it.

Alternative and holistic therapies/medications

Alternative medicine and holistic therapies can include meditation, yoga, equine therapy, ear seeding, acupuncture, and more. If patients are hesitant to take western medicine or participate in traditional therapy, this can be an effective healing option.


Medications can help to balance brain chemistry. Popular medications for mood disorders like anxiety or depression are typically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Medication for mood disorders can be prescribed through a primary care physician, a treatment provider, or a psychiatrist.


Mental Health Services at SUN Behavioral Health Delaware

At SUN, our interest lies in providing treatment for anyone who needs it. That’s why we have both adolescent and adult mental health services. For both age groups, we offer inpatient and outpatient treatment, group therapy, individual therapy, depression screening tools, and trauma counseling. 

If you’re living with co-occurring disorders, we can help with that, too. We have treatment programs that can help you address any substance use in your life along with any mental health struggles. 

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How Can Mental Health Services Help Me?

Part of our mission is to help you find the right mental health treatment plan. You’re unique, and your response to treatment will be unique. The reason we offer such a wide variety of treatments and services is because we know what helps one person might not help another. When you find the right treatment, your life can change.

Curious about whether or not treatment can help? Here are some things you’ll be learning in treatment:

  • Self-care and self-compassion
  • Forgiveness
  • Healthy coping skills
  • How to heal your relationships
  • How to set realistic and exciting goals
  • Relaxation techniques
  • How to identify and manage your personal triggers
  • How to rewire your thoughts for positivity
  • How to let go of the past and look forward to the future

Get Help Today!

If you’re ready to take charge of your mental health, we can’t wait to help. Our staff is standing by to answer any questions and get you started. Call us today for a consultation or to set up an appointment at 302-604-5600!

Frequently Asked Questions

What mental health services are offered for teens?

We know that adolescents struggle with their mental health just as much as adults. That’s why we offer specialized mental health services for teens, including inpatient, outpatient, and group therapy options.  

Do insurance companies cover mental health services?

Most insurance companies cover mental health care. If you’re unsure of whether or not your insurance will cover services at SUN Behavioral Delaware, please call your provider. You can also call us at 302-604-5600 to discuss payment plans and other available options.

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Most insurance companies cover mental health services. If you’re unsure of whether or not your insurance will cover services at SUN Behavioral Delaware, please call your provider. You can also call us at 302-604-5600 to discuss payment plans and other available options.


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21655 Biden Ave
Georgetown, DE, 19947

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