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San Antonio Mental Health Program for Youth & Teens

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital offers inpatient teen and youth mental health programs designed to support young people, ages 12 to 17, who require 24-hour monitoring for behavioral conditions or substance abuse. Our facility provides a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment for treatment of teen mental illness. Because our team of adolescent specialists recognize and understand the unique needs of teen patients dealing with emotional and psychological disorders, our youth programs are tailored to the special needs of youth seeking treatment for mental health issues.

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Teen Mental Illness Treatment in San Antonio

The goal of our adolescent program is to provide stabilization for immediate concerns within a healing and structured environment. We provide short-term, intensive inpatient treatment with the primary focus of improving mental health for teens through reduction of symptoms and recovery of normal overall functioning. Because of the negative stigma associated with teen mental illness, your child may not be interested in getting help, but it is critical to seek treatment as soon as you realize there may be a problem with a youth’s mental health. Better outcomes are generally achieved when comprehensive care is obtained as early as possible.

Not all young people with behavioral or mental health concerns need inpatient care. Those in early stages of mental illness may achieve great success with outpatient programs. If this is the case, our qualified health professionals will be able to offer advice through a free assessment on what the best course of treatment would be for your situation. If your teen’s mental illness is determined to be more advanced, our admissions staff may suggest inpatient care.

If young people could be a danger to themselves or others, their mental illness may require hospitalization for a short period of time. Psychiatric or emotional disorders which may necessitate hospitalization include:

  • Recent suicide attempt
  • Current suicide ideation
  • Substance abuse and chemical dependency
  • Recent history of significant self-mutilation or self-endangering behavior
  • Excessive trauma
  • Severe anxiety
  • Assaultive or aggressive behavior
  • Severe depression and hopelessness
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychotic behaviors impacting daily activities

San Antonio Teen Mental Health Plan Details

Treatment plans for youth include a comprehensive assessment, group therapy, medication management, detox (if necessary), and family therapy sessions. Discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission and revised throughout the time of hospitalization. A written aftercare plan is developed with the participation of the teen and family before release from our San Antonio hospital. It includes recommendations for further treatment, as well as education for family members and loved ones on how to support the patient in normal life. To ensure continued support and care, follow-up appointments are also scheduled, as needed, for both the patient in our teen mental health program and his or her loved ones.

To get your initial no-cost assessment, please call 210-541-5350 or contact us at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our priority is helping improve mental health for teens, so we will help you figure out the best level of care for your situation, whether it’s our inpatient care program or outpatient counseling and assistance.