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Struggling with Your Mental Health?

Find Professional, Outcome-Focused Treatment at Our Private Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Facility

at The Dawn

Accredited by the American Accreditation Commission International (AACI)

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Why Inpatient Treatment is the Most Effective Option for Mental Wellness

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Residential treatment is usually the most appropriate next step for individuals leaving a hospital or psychiatric facility - as it typically features a longer length of stay, giving people the time and space they need to recover. When struggling with severe mental illness, outpatient therapy cannot offer the level of medical care and psychiatric support provided through residential treatment.

Residential treatment is also the best option for those with deteriorating mental health conditions as outpatient treatment may be insufficient to achieve the desired results. Inpatient mental health treatment allows a person to get away from the pressures of their daily lives -- as stressworry and lack of downtime are known to trigger and worsen most mental health conditions.

Most Common Barriers to Effective Treatment

  • Long Waitlists

Waitlists for qualified specialists can range from 3 months to a year or more.

  • Cost

Effective residential treatment can cost up to $60,000 per month in Western countries.

  • Lack of Local Expertise

Appropriate specialists for your condition may not be available in your location.

  • Fear of Discrimination

Many fear knowledge about their mental health condition could risk career and social status.

The Solution For Many Is Treatment Abroad

The Dawn is located in Thailand --  the world's top medical tourism destination with over a million medical tourists visiting annually -- our 25 room residential mental health centre caters to a primarily international clientele.

The Dawn's Clients Come From:

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We Are Internationally Accredited (click)

We are the only residential mental health treatment center in Asia with international accreditation by the American Accreditation Commission International (ACCI), a globally-reputed body overseeing clinical excellence in health care.

This means our treatment services adhere to global best-practices in terms of quality and patient-safety from clinical, medical and environmental perspectives. We are committed to upholding these standards by the AACI through annual audits.

Western Clinical Team (click)

Our clinical team is made up of highly trained Western psychologists, counsellors and therapists – each a specialist in their field.

No Waitlists (click)

Long waitlists to consult with specialists for your condition is unacceptable when you need help right now. At The Dawn we're available to consult with you immediately and there are no long delays before being able to attend our residential program. 

We Cost Less Than The West (click)

Due to lower operating costs in Thailand, The Dawn can provide high quality treatment at 1/3 the price of similar quality facilities in the West or Australia. This creates an opportunity to receive longer-term treatment for the same budget. 

A World Away From Your Stressors (click)

At The Dawn’s tranquil facility - set along the banks of the Ping River on the outskirts of Chiang Mai city,  you will be a world away from the people, places and things that contribute to your condition.

Anonymity Offered by a Foreign Country (click)

For those concerned about ‘discrimination’ around mental health issues, seeking treatment abroad automatically ensures privacy without further risk to professional or social relationships. At The Dawn, your confidentiality is our priority. 

We've Already Helped 100's Of Clients Like You With:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • ADHD

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Why Clients Succeed at The Dawn

  • Result-driven Individualized Treatment Plans Based On:
  • A thorough bio/psycho/social assessment to diagnose the issues underlying their mental health conditions.
  • Mutually agreed upon Treatment Goals between client and their focal therapist.
  • Continual re-evaluation and adjustment of the treatment plan to ensure measurable progress is made towards these goals according to clinical standards.
  • Psychiatric Consultation and 24 hr Medical Support

For those requiring medication-assisted treatment, our psychiatrists collaborate with the client’s focal therapist to ensure they receive the appropriate prescription. We also have a 24-hour professional nursing team, experienced in all psychiatric conditions, always on site to care for clients.

  • Holistic Therapy

Apart from medical support and evidenced-based psychotherapy, our clients participate in Eastern wellness practises such as meditation and yoga, which have been scientifically-proven to reduce stress levels and focus the mind - not only improving treatment outcomes but equipping our clients for life with the tools to manage their real-life pressures.

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Treatment

The Dawn is the only non-hospital inpatient mental health treatment facility in Asia to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS therapy. TMS is a cutting-edge, FDA approved, non-invasive technology that improves symptoms of depression, even in those resistant to medication -- and when combined with psychotherapy enhances treatment outcomes greatly.

The Dawn's Residential Treatment Facility

  • Private room with en-suite bathroom, king-size bed and veranda
  • A swimming pool and sauna
  • Hi-speed internet always available
  • Professionally prepared daily meals
  • Daily housekeeping and laundry service

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The Dawn Residential Treatment Center

"I suffered for more than 10 years because I thought treatment was beyond my means. In two months The Dawn has given me back my life, in fact a better version of it. And at half the price of what I would have paid in the UK."

Angela, 48

United Kingdom

Ex-client Christine Shares Her Thoughts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Dawn licensed?

The Dawn is internationally accredited by the American Accreditation Commission International (AACI), a widely recognized body overseeing clinical excellence and provision of health care, and accredited nationally by the Thai Ministry of Public Health.

How long will my treatment take?

Whether you’re seeking treatment for anxiety, depression or another psychiatric condition, we will tailor your treatment plan specifically to your needs. The length of your treatment will depend on the complexity of your diagnosis as well as your responsiveness to treatment, a process that can take anywhere from four weeks to six months. Ideally, we ask clients to try to clear their schedule for approximately two months in order to see clear results.

How much therapy will be part of my treatment?

Our clients typically participate in two individual counselling sessions and over 20 hours of group therapy per week. Your counsellor will continually monitor your progress during these sessions. If they find that you are struggling, you’ll get additional one-on-one time to further explore your issues and needs, and strengthen your recovery.

Do I have to participate in group sessions?

Yes, group therapy sessions and group activities are a major component of treatment at The Dawn, and play a pivotal role in the effectiveness of our mental health programmes. In fact, most of our clients attribute a big part of their recovery to the ability to identify with the group and the support they received from the community.

Will I receive aftercare following my treatment?

Yes, we offer weekly online group counselling sessions. We believe that aftercare is vital in helping you work through any issues as you settle back into your daily routine at home. Aftercare is also a key factor in preventing the recurrence of symptoms and to support your continued recovery.

Is there medical support at The Dawn?

The Dawn has a 24-hour onsite professional nursing team who has vast experience in handling medications as well as patients with psychological issues. Under the supervision of our psychiatrist, who handles all prescription medication, the team carefully monitors and assists clients as required.

What medications will I receive?

This will depend on your initial assessment by our medical team. If medication is determined to be necessary for your condition, then it will be prescribed by our psychiatrist.

Can I have visitors?

Yes, visitors are welcome if the visit is of therapeutic value and the visitor is pre-approved by your focal counsellor. Visits are typically encouraged during the weekend and last for a maximum of two hours so as not to disrupt your treatment schedule.

Am I allowed to leave the centre premises?

Yes, but with a few conditions so as to ensure your continued recovery. During the first four weeks in treatment, you’ll enjoy a weekly group outing with members of our staff. Any other trip off-site during this critical month in treatment must be for medical reasons, and include a referral from our in-house medical team and a staff escort.
After a minimum of four weeks in treatment, you will be allowed to leave the centre unescorted for a few hours, as long as the outing has been pre-approved by your focal counsellor.

Can a friend or loved one come with me to treatment?

Though a loved one is welcome to drop you off at the Centre and to come for periodic visits (as long as the visit is pre-approved by your focal counsellor), only clients are able to live on site. This is to help you focus your time and energy solely on yourself and your recovery. However, our staff is happy to recommend hotels for your loved one if they would like to stay nearby as you concentrate on your healing and wellness.

Will I have access to a phone/laptop/wi-fi?

Yes, we allow phone, computer and internet access – unless restricted by our Clinical team for therapeutic purposes.


We have a simple, yet robust, intake procedure. Within 12 hours of receiving your initial enquiry, we will contact you to gather more information about the client’s personal details and history, as well as provide an overview of The Dawn and answer any questions you may have. After this initial contact, one of our Clinical staff members will follow up with the client to do a preliminary assessment to gage if we can treat your condition effectively.
We require a US$2,000 deposit at the time of booking. After we receive the booking and deposit, we can help our clients with travel arrangements, such as visa support, flight bookings, and airport transfers.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we accept insurance from leading healthcare providers worldwide. Please consult with your provider about their coverage to ensure that all your questions are answered prior to treatment.

How will my privacy be protected?

We take the confidentiality of every one of our clients very seriously. Our staff strictly adheres to international standards of medical confidentiality, and no information about you will ever be released without your written permission.

The Dawn Residential Mental Health Treatment Facility

Location: Nong Tong, Hangdong, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50340