Behavioral Health Program for Adolescents
Adolescence is a time of growth, change and self-discovery. It is a time when teens learn to be independent and responsible. For many young people, the challenges of adolescence, the stress of peer pressure and natural changes in body chemistry can intensify mental health issues such depression, anxiety, mood instability and substance use.
Friends Hospital provides psychiatric treatment and support to individuals ages 13 to 17 so they can begin to identify these challenges, better handle frustrations and develop constructive, healthy behaviors. The program takes place on a dedicated unit with separate wings for males and female patients.
Every patient receives a no-cost, confidential assessment that helps us determine the available resources most appropriate to address their needs. We also offer family members the opportunity to learn about their teen’s symptoms and develop skills they may use to help their teen through difficult times.
Adolescent Program Features
- Treatment for all major psychiatric disorders and co-occurring substance issues
- Holistic and patient-centered treatment approach
- Individualized treatment, wellness and discharge plans
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Private bedrooms with unit access to an enclosed outside courtyard
- Academic support (includes educational assessment and daily educational instruction from a certified teacher)