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Adolescents

Adolescent

The youth of today face problems that are unique to their generation that may exacerbate mental health issues. If not addressed, these problems can have lasting effects upon families and other relationships. While some of these problems may be treated through outpatient services, others may require inpatient mental health treatment. Set within a structured environments, Springwoods Behavioral Health offers acute inpatient services to adolescents who may be facing one or more of the following issues:

  • Depression/mood disorders
  • Physical/sexual abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Suicidal behaviors
  • Homicidal behaviors
  • Conduct disorder
  • Oppositional/defiant disorder
  • Inappropriate/disruptive behaviors
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Anxiety disorders

The inpatient mental health treatment program serves adolescents, ages 12 through 17, who are experiencing an acute crisis. This program includes a focused, short-term environment.

Our goal is to stabilize the immediate crisis; to enable the adolescent to return home and to the community with improved ability to express emotions and self-control; and to develop positive peer relationships. Emphasis is placed on a comprehensive discharge plan that prepares appropriate aftercare and transition back to the community.

The treatment process begins with a comprehensive evaluation. An individualized treatment plan is created to meet the therapeutic needs of each patient, services may include the following:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Medication evaluation and case management
  • Special education certified by The Fayetteville Public School District
  • Drug and alcohol education
  • Process and topic groups
  • Recreational therapy
  • Parent/family education
  • Psychological testing as indicated
  • Discharge planning
  • Continued care planning

Our goal is to stabilize the immediate crisis; to enable the adolescent to return home and to the community with improved ability to express emotions and self-control; and to develop positive peer relationships. Emphasis is placed on a comprehensive discharge plan that prepares appropriate aftercare and transition back to the community.

The treatment process begins with a comprehensive evaluation. An individualized treatment plan is created to meet the therapeutic needs of each patient, services may include the following:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Medication evaluation and case management
  • Special education certified by The Fayetteville Public School District
  • Drug and alcohol education
  • Process and topic groups
  • Recreational therapy
  • Parent/family education
  • Psychological testing as indicated
  • Discharge planning
  • Continued care planning

Family or friends may be the first to notice changes in a teen’s behavior. Some of the symptoms that may indicate an adolescent is in need of mental health services can include:

  • Agitated/irritable/edgy
  • Withdrawal from family or friends
  • Depression
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Runaway behavior
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Physical violence
  • Sudden declining grades at school
  • Sexual promiscuity
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Unexplainable physical complaints
  • Giving away possessions

The presence of these symptoms may be temporary characteristics of adolescence. However, some may indicate a significant emotional problem. Parents who suspect these issues should schedule an assessment with a mental health professional.

Treatment for each adolescent is administered by a multidisciplinary team of mental health professional led by a psychiatrist.

Team includes:

  •  Adolescent psychiatrist
  • Internal medicine/family practice physician
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers/therapists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Special education teachers
  • Dietitian
  • Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Sundays, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

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Springwoods Behavioral Health accepts referrals from the professional community (doctors, hospitals, therapists, social workers, nurses, schools, courts and community agencies) as well as from families. Qualified assessment and referral staff perform assessments 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, at no charge. Each assessment is evaluated by a physician who recommends the appropriate level of care for treatment. Recommendations are then discussed with the patient and family to assist in making an informed decision about treatment.

Springwoods Behavioral Health is a provider for most insurance/managed care plans, as well as Medicare.

If you would like to speak to a specialist about yourself or a loved one, we are available 24/7. To schedule a no-cost assessment, call 479-973-6000.