The first and most significant stage in helping people with mental health challenges is accurate diagnosis and creating an individualized therapeutic plan. Quality treatment is the first step in the long journey (sometimes the journey of a lifetime) towards a happy, balanced and meaningful life.
At Bayit Cham, we established "Dror", a network of mental health treatment centers that includes 6 public clinics. We provide a wide array of therapeutic modalities for adults and children and comprehensive expert assistance in other areas related to the rehabilitation process.
Clinic staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and therapists with a variety of approaches, providing a holistic program that can successfully treat complex situations.
Our treatments and services
Psychiatric treatment and follow-up
Therapy with various approaches: CBT, dynamic therapy, support and more
Creative Arts Therapies: art, music, psychodrama and more
Guidance for parents
When necessary, the clinic staff helps patients through the process of establishing disability status and eligibility for disability benefits known in Israel as a "rehabilitation basket".
The experience of a first psychotic episode is overwhelming and sometimes even terrifying. It hurts the person who experiences it and his family and its effects can be long-term and critical to the life of the person and his family. Many times, the person loses achievements that he attained before the onset of psychosis – interpersonal relationships, academic studies, career and so on.
It is extremely important to begin comprehensive early therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention as soon as possible following the breakdown.
Studies have proven that the earlier the intervention, the greater the chances of success that significantly impacts on the person's ability to return to optimal functioning in all areas of life. On the other hand, if more time elapses before beginning treatment, it is harder to balance the symptoms and their negative effects will be greater even after treatment.
"Navigate" is a program for young people experiencing a first psychotic episode; its goal is to help the patient and his family members overcome the crisis and get their lives back on track in the best way possible. The program operates on two main levels: processing the trauma and returning to function.
In order to provide patients with the best toolbox for their mental health, to enable them to enjoy personal well-being and to return to normal function in all areas of life, the program includes various interventions. Therapists help patients process the trauma and develop emotional resilience and vocational coaches help them return to school or employment. In addition, the program includes psychiatric follow-up and a psycho-educational program for families. Each intervention has clearly defined work protocols.
"Navigate" was developed at the US National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) by a team of clinical researchers led by Dr. John Kane from Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York, and his colleagues from academic institutions across the USA. The program is provided by experts in the therapeutic fields: a psychiatrist, a family therapist, 2 individual therapists, a community coordinator and an administrator.
In this program we create shared space for professionals and families, where mutual learning takes place for the benefit of the patient. This is how he acquires independence and various skills, returns to normal functioning at home, at work and at school. Above all - the patient strengthens his self-esteem and discovers meaning and pleasure in his life.
need to know
Navigate is for people who have experienced a psychotic episode and their families