Inpatient Services For Adolescents
Palo Verde Behavioral Health (PVBH) provides inpatient and outpatient mental health care for teens, ages 12 – 17.
According to MentalHealth.gov:
- Half of all mental health disorders show first signs before a person turns 14.
- One in ten young people have experienced major depression.
- Half of all mental health disorders show first signs before a person turns 14 years old.
- Less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need.
It is important to seek help if you think your teen is suffering from a mental health condition. Palo Verde Behavioral Health offers walk-in assessments for teens and can determine the least restrictive level of care for your child.
Each patient that walks through our facility’s door for mental health treatment is different, and our clinical team assesses each patient individually. Our team works closely with the teen’s family and community professionals in order to plan a treatment that best suits the patient’s needs. Some of our therapeutic services include:
- Medication evaluation and management
- Group therapy
- Family involvement
- Individual counseling
We strive to provide teens an opportunity to learn different techniques to cope with mental illness. The self-awareness and behavioral management skills that are shared with each patient is designed to have a lasting effect on the teen beyond their adolescent years and into adulthood. We offer medication evaluation and management, group therapy, family involvement, and individual counseling as indicated, with emphasis on:
- Crisis stabilization and problem solving
- Anger management
- Abuse issues
- Tips for managing stress
- Interacting socially with others
- Drug and alcohol assessment and education
What to Watch For
Parents and guardians can help their teen battling mental illness by being observant of warning signs. Experts state that early mental health support can help a child before problems interfere with other developmental needs. By detecting issues in the earlier phases and seeking medical attention early, a teen has an easier road of recovery before symptoms spur out of control. Here are a few early signs of what to watch for:
- A sudden withdrawal or loss of interest in activities
- Neglect of personal appearance
- Drastic changes in personality, eating or sleep patterns
- General lethargy or lack of energy or difficulty concentrating
- Violent actions, rebellion or running away
- Drug and alcohol use
- Headaches or stomach aches
- Loss of ability to tolerate praise or rewards
These behaviors may lead to the necessity of a structured program that inpatient care provides.
Help is just a phone call away: 844-884-CARE.