Living with a mental health disorder can feel like your life is no longer your own. You sometimes feel paralysed, unable to live up to your duties as a parent, employee, partner or friend. And on top of it all, lingering stigmas around mental illness make it extra hard to reach out for help when you need it most.

The Dawn is here to change all that. In our intimate, judgment-free space, you can feel free to be yourself, express yourself and work through your issues with a compassionate team of mental health experts and community of supportive peers.

The Dawn is Asia’s leading addiction rehab and mental health retreat that focuses on healing on all levels.

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We aim to make our admissions process as simple and clear as possible. Our dedicated team is always here to help 24/7.

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We co-ordinate treatment for people suffering with mental health conditions as well as substance abuse disorders.

Why The Dawn Rehab Thailand is Your Best Choice for Mental Health Retreat

Facilities of The Dawn Mental Health Retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Stress, worry and lack of downtime are known triggers of most mental health conditions. At The Dawn, you’ll find the solace you need, while engaging in a well-rounded schedule of treatments and activities aimed at improving your physical, mental and emotional health.

You’ll stay in comfortable private accommodation and enjoy access to our swimming pools, gym, health and massage spa, riverside meditation area and leisure spaces. The beauty and tranquillity of Thailand provides an ideal environment for healing.


Mental Health Disorders We Treat


Trauma and PTSD can result from tragic events like car accidents, childhood neglect, sexual abuse and violence that are either witnessed or experienced directly. Events this profound can result in depression, anxiety and behavioural patterns that can be felt for an indefinite period of time. Triggers can also cause these feelings to unexpectedly resurface. If left untreated, trauma and PTSD can damage careers, families and relationships.


While occasional feelings of anxiety in response to stressful circumstances are normal, anxiety disorder can cause so much distress that it gets in the way of daily life. Anxiety sufferers feel constantly worried and fearful to an overwhelming degree – normal activities like going to work or attending social gatherings can seem life-threatening, resulting in fear responses like panic attacks. It’s crucial to manage anxiety before it becomes too severe.


Depression involves more than just passing feelings of sadness. Major depression is a condition marked by persistent feelings of worthlessness, disinterest and hopelessness; sufferers feel unable to find any pleasure in life. One of the most common mental health disorders worldwide, depression can be dangerous if left untreated. Fortunately, depression responds very well to therapeutic interventions like talk therapy and supporting wellness practices.

Executive burnout

Burnout is a particular type of prolonged job stress that leads to extreme mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. It’s often marked by pronounced feelings of insecurity about professional value and competence. Burnout can be the result of numerous factors, such as wrong job choice or work/life imbalance. Often, sufferers don’t realise burnout is taking hold until it’s too late. At this point, intervention is needed to create distance from the source of stress, address underlying issues with counselling and put healthy self-care practices in place.

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders include a variety of mood-related issues, such as bipolar and personality disorders. Frequent, extreme shifts in mood can be caused by genetic, biological and psychological factors. These may be unpredictable and erratic, though shifts in moods may also occur slowly over the course of weeks, months or even years. It’s important to get professional help for mood disorders – if left untreated, their consequences can include self-harm, suicidal ideation, inability to find joy in things you normally enjoy, and episodes of mania and depression.


In most cases, chronic insomnia is caused by conditions or situations. It can be a symptom that relates: to ongoing health conditions such as chronic pain; emotional stress such as the loss of a loved one; the use of drugs such as ecstasy; or unhealthy ‘party’ lifestyles that interfere with daily routines. Lifestyle and behavioural changes have been found to improve the quality of sleep, without having to use medication and with results that last. Behavioural and cognitive treatments for insomnia include CBT and relaxation training, such as mindfulness and meditation.

Why Residential Retreats are the Most Effective Option for Mental Wellness

Inpatient retreats are the most effective approach to treating mental health disorders for several reasons. They provide a more holistic treatment experience that address the deeper causes and far-reaching effects of your condition rather than just its symptoms, allowing you to heal more fully. In an immersive residential setting, you’ll find sustainable solutions to your problems and start to form habits that will help you maintain the sense of balance and well-being you cultivated during treatment.

A Day at The Dawn

We believe in healing the whole person. You’ll receive intensive therapy, but meditation, relaxation, movement and recreational activities will all play an important role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn:

07:00: Morning yoga / cycling
08:00: Breakfast
09:30: Process /  trauma group
10:50: Tai Chi or circuit training / cardio
11:30: Focus group 1
12:30: Lunch
13:30: Focus group 2
14:30: Individual counselling, massage
18:00: Dinner
19:30: Offsite NA / AA meeting
20:30: Rest & relaxation
22:00: Bedtime