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Acute Inpatient

Acute Inpatient

Adolescent Inpatient Treatment

The New Directions program at Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital provides psychiatric treatment for teenagers when they are in crisis. A positive, stable and compassionate environment offers a secure place for youth to work through issues that led to hospitalization.

Patients frequently struggle with one or more of these kinds of symptoms that are not easily resolved:

  • Depression
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior
  • Thoughts of hurting others
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Withdrawal from family/friends/school
  • Runaway behavior
  • Inability to maintain personal relationships
  • Failure to resolve issues in outpatient counseling

Treatment plans are based on thorough psychiatric evaluations and mental health assessments. Therapists work quickly to identify problems that are affecting the behavior of concern. Effective coping alternatives are taught based on intense Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training and group therapy.

We integrate strategies to increase commitment for positive action and motivation for change, and develop safety plans with alternate coping skills for a successful transition home.

Multidisciplinary treatment includes a psychiatrist, an advanced practice nurse and nursing staff, a licensed mental health therapist, a dietician and a recreational therapist.

Case managers will assist with understanding treatment options, discharge planning, aftercare needs and working with insurance carriers. The case manager will coordinate communication needs with the professionals you rely on at home, with your permission.

Referrals can be made by physicians, therapists, ministers, social service agencies or family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mental Health Issues and Young People

Half of all mental illnesses begin before the start of age 14, making adolescent mental health one of the most important issues that health professionals face today. 

Early detection and treatment through teenage mental health services is essential in getting to the root of mental health challenges before they become detrimental to the rest of your loved one’s life.

Common Mental Health Problems for Children and Adolescents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health issues for children aged 3-17, and at a higher level for teenagers. ADHD and Behavioral Problems are included in these statistics, but the older a child gets, the higher rates of depression and anxiety that they tend to have. 

More concerning, however, is that over time, depression and anxiety have continued to increase. With around 5% in 2003 and over 8% more recently, this problem does not seem to be going away any time soon. 

Mental health issues do not just go away on their own either, and adolescent inpatient psychiatric treatment is needed to help your teen.

Do Mental Health Services for Teens Work?

Adolescent inpatient behavioral health treatment provides the skills and tools necessary for your loved one to work towards healing and a happier, healthier life. Individual therapies combined with groups are designed to meet your teen’s needs and our assessment allows us to pinpoint what types of treatment would be best for them. 

Adolescent inpatient mental health treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and we understand that. Your teen is unique, and our treatment facility gets to the root of their mental health condition with their wellbeing in mind.

Let Us Help

Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 270-843-1199 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.