Southern Live Oak Wellness believes that staying connected for a lifetime is vital for those who complete our program. We are made up of people who are constantly encouraging growth through healing and we are here to guide you through life’s ongoing journey. When clients complete treatment, they begin a new way of life and being around those on the same journey is encouraging and uplifting. In mental health care, lifelong relationships can be formed and reuniting with friends and mentors is one of the key objectives of the Alumni Program of SLOW. Our Alumni department is dedicated to helping all clients stay connected with us and our community. An alumni program serves as the perfect aftercare network for those who are looking for encouragement from others. The process of healing is a constant journey that never ends and SLOW is here to help you every step of the way.
Our Alumni Department consists of people who have already completed our program successfully. Times can get difficult, and when continuing on the path of life, it’s important to have a good support group in your corner. During your recovery, surrounding yourself with individuals that are positive influences can be incredibly powerful and supportive. When you finish care, you become a member of the SLOW community for life and we will always be committed to helping you thrive through recovery.
You will be able to establish meaningful and supportive relationships by engaging in activities that help your recovery goals by remaining involved in the community. At Southern Live Oak Wellness, we feel that it’s very important to stay busy and actively practice techniques to stay on track. It will encourage you to keep yourself accountable and you will have a greater incentive to stick to your objectives by staying involved and connected with others.
At SLOW we believe it is important to include fun into the therapeutic approach. The SLOW Alumni Program hosts weekly meetings to keep clients involved, motivated, and on track. We also host monthly events for a fun filled way to socialize in a safe environment. Below are some examples of the monthly outings our Alumni Program hosts:
At Southern Live Oak Wellness, we realize that a client’s treatment simply does not end upon discharge. Once a client is discharged, the client has the opportunity to be a part of the Alumni Family. The purpose of the Alumni Family is to change the way that the community views mental health. In order to create change in the mental health community, we need to place a greater emphasis on a client’s long term success. The Alumni Family will assist in doing this by weekly support meetings, follow up calls, monthly events, appointment reminders, etc.
The alumni support group is a weekly meeting that meets on Thursday’s from 6-7 PM. Members are invited to come to Southern Live Oak Wellness’ clinical building at 5 PM for food and to socialize before the start of the support meeting at 6 PM.
Each meeting will be facilitated by a Master’s Level Clinician. The support group will be lead as an open process group in order to allow clients to discuss challenges after treatment, ways to adjust to every day life, and socialize with their peers while developing a support network.
I have so much to say about this wonderful place, but I’m sure my words will never do my experience justice. Southern Live Oak Wellness and it’s people not only helped me find myself again, but they saved my life.
Southern Live Oak Wellness saved my life. The therapists genuinely care about the clients and helping them get better. Working on yourself is not easy, but the therapists help guide you and make you be able to work through whatever may be going on.
I can easily say that Southern Live Oak wellness saved my life. I had hit rock bottom when I first got admitted and they helped me build myself up from nothing. I have learned how to cope with things I never thought I would be able to handle.
Going to SLOW has impacted my life in ways I never thought possible. I came for help with my mental state and came out with so much more; life skills, medical advice, mental health counseling and addiction treatment. SLOW is a whole life transformation program and I highly recommend it to anyone I know!
When I was a part of this program, I had the most personal growth I’ve had in my entire life. All of the tech staff were willing to talk to me whenever I felt like I needed someone to talk to and the group sessions gave me multiple perspectives I never would’ve thought of from people in similar situations to me.
This place has changed my life. For the first time in my life I felt heard and cared about. The clinical staff is amazing. The groups are well structured. You learn a lot of different skills to help you in life this is the best mental health facility to come to.