Inpatient Psychiatric Care for Teens
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, self-injury, and other mental and behavioral health issues are becoming more and more common among teens and young adults in our society. These types of mental health issues can feel even more complicated since young people are still developing physically and emotionally. It can feel difficult to manage, but teens and their families do not have to carry this burden alone.
Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, offers inpatient mental health treatment for teenagers ages 13 to 18 who are experiencing these issues and need help stabilizing from their crises with around-the-clock psychiatric care.
The program at our inpatient mental health hospital is designed to identify the effects of mental distress to offer support, guidance and intervention for teens to successfully cope with issues such as:
- Anxiety disorders
- Impulse control issues
- Oppositionality/conduct issues
- Mood Disorders (depression/disruptive mood)
- Situational and school stress
- Trauma-related problems
Our primary mode of therapy is group therapy, using empirically-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), solution-focused techniques, and allied therapy including art, music, dance movement, and recreational therapies. Group psychotherapy is provided by our inpatient psychiatric hospital’s team of psychologists, doctoral-level graduate students, and allied therapists. Groups focus on areas such as mindfulness, distress tolerance skills, and skills for emotional regulation.
Patients at our inpatient behavioral health hospital are also seen daily by psychiatrists and have dedicated Social Workers who are part of their individual treatment team. Patients in psychiatric crisis who have co-occurring substance abuse issues receive additional referrals for treatment post-discharge once their psychiatric crisis is stabilized. We understand that addiction and substance use can often complicate or exacerbate mental health issues, so we will do what is necessary to make sure teens get the extra help they need to maintain sobriety as necessary.
Whether you’re seeking inpatient treatment for teenage depression, anxiety, or another behavioral issue, parents will not have to worry about their child’s education. Academics and schooling are very important to us, and we make sure our young patients do not fall behind in their studies.
Teenage patients will attend our on-site school program, led by certified teachers who coordinate with each student’s home school for assignments and school work so that students can stay current on their academics. If your child has special accommodations or learning needs, we can work with you and your home school to find the best solutions for meeting these needs.
Family involvement is key to treatment at our psychiatric hospital for teens. When possible, coordination of care is done with available family members and other supports involved with each child’s care.