Welcome To Earth House
Earth House is a model residential treatment center for those suffering from major mental disorders such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.
Located in a rural community near Princeton, New Jersey, Earth House accommodates a maximum of 14 residents. Earth House maintains an age policy where minimum the age is 18, and the maximum age is at the discretion of the administration. The minimum stay is 3 months; the average length of stay is 8 months; the maximum stay is 2 years. Most residents have had multiple diagnoses and have been previously hospitalized, some for 10 years or more. Many have a history of suicide attempts, and a history of substance abuse is common.
Earth House combines a medical and an educational approach. Medicines and nutrients are prescribed by physicians. To complement medical treatment, the program requires a wholesome diet, daily exercise and the development of habits that will assist recovery and support continued good health. Because of the strong learning orientation, residents are referred to as students rather than patients.
The Earth House staff includes professionals with credentials in psychology, psychotherapy, social work, substance abuse counseling, and biochemistry. There are also teachers of nutrition, exercise, arts, crafts, dance, drama, writing, and literature.
Orthomolecular physicians supervise the medical treatment of the students. A visiting nurse, a behavioral optometrist, a chiropractor and an acupuncturist are also available.