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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.

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.