Mental illness is not exclusive to adults. In 2018, 16.5% of youth in America experienced a mental health disorder. However, only 50.6% of these youth received treatment for their illness. If you or someone you love is struggling with mental illness, know that help is available.
Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital provides 24-hour inpatient care for adolescents ages 13 through 17 whose acute symptoms require a safe and therapeutic environment. Our adolescent specialists recognize and understand the unique needs of adolescent patients dealing with emotional and psychological disorders.
When to Consider Treatment
The goal of our adolescent inpatient psychiatry treatment program is to provide stabilization of immediate concerns within a safe and structured environment. The treatment is short-term with the primary focus being on the reduction of symptoms and overall improvement of functioning.
Psychiatric or emotional disorders which may necessitate hospitalization include:
- Recent suicide attempt
- Current suicide ideation with lethal means and/or intent
- Recent history of significant self-mutilation or self-endangering behavior
- Post-traumatic stress; severe anxiety
- Assaultive or Aggressive Behavior
- Severe depression and hopelessness
- Bipolar Disorder
- Psychotic behaviors impacting daily activities
- Substance abuse in conjunction with any of the above
Wide Variety of Treatments
At Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, we can facilitate a wide range of inpatient psychiatry treatment plans such as comprehensive assessment, group therapy, medication management, and family involvement.
We are also able to perform therapeutic interventions for adolescents which include evidence-based theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission and revised throughout the hospitalization. A written aftercare plan is developed with the participation of the adolescent and family. It includes recommendations for further treatment, with follow-up appointments scheduled as needed.
The Dallas Difference
At Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, we are committed to making a difference in each of our patients’ lives. Contact us today for a free, confidential assessment with one of our experienced medical professionals.