Acute Care & Treatment for Adolescents
The Acute Adolescent Inpatient Program at Spring Mountain Treatment Center provides acute care and stabilization for teens ages 12 to 17. They might be experiencing emotional and behavioral issues such as depression, suicidal attempts or threats, psychosis, disruptive behavior disorders, bipolar and mood disorders and more. We also work with teens who may be experiencing a co-occurring substance abuse problem. Treating teenagers requires special attention and care, as they’re already experiencing a lot of emotional and physical growth and turmoil during this period. Spring Mountain provides a supportive environment to work through those issues while fostering emotional growth and teaching new coping mechanism that they can apply to social situations in their communities.
Upon admission, patients receive a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and daily physician visits that will help the interdisciplinary treatment team put together an individualized treatment plan for the teen. The team for the program is comprised of board-certified psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and mental health technicians. They utilize various modalities such as individual, family, and group therapy sessions to help them identify life stressors and develop skills to avoid future problems and sustain wellness. Our goal is to get the teen stabilized and into a lower level of care.
Other program highlights include:
- Coping mechanism exercises to manage anxiety, anger, frustration and more
- Social skills building to alleviate anti-social traits
- Communication and connection with the teenager’s education system
- Therapeutic groups and educational classes addressing co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders
FAMILY PLANNING & AFTERCARE
As a parent or guardian, your involvement is vital to the success of your child. We strongly encourage family participation during family therapy, meeting with your child during visitation times, and communicating with the treatment team members. The team will work with families to develop discharge and aftercare plans that ensure long-term success and growth for the child through contact with outpatient services and resources in the community.
Help is a Call Away
Our Admissions Specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide no-cost mental health assessments. Call us at 702-322-1919 or visit our facility to get started. You can also use our online contact form for program inquiries. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.