The teen years can be tough - on everybody. Fitting in, finding your place, feeling stuck between childhood and adulthood, wanting and needing both at the same time; it can be confusing and frightening. Compound that with a mental health issue, and it can become a dangerous situation.
You can turn to the Vista Del Mar Adolescent Inpatient Care program in Ventura, CA. This short-term, in-patient program is designed to help your teen and all of their loved ones find stabilization, safety, and structure that will restore their life’s functionality.
The Need for Adolescent Psychiatric Care Ventura, CA
In a study released in 2017, 13 percent of adolescents age 12-17 reported that they had at least one major depressive episode in the 12 months before the survey. This means they experienced five or more of the following symptoms in the same two-week period:
- Depressed most of the day
- Markedly diminished interest in all or almost all daily activities
- Significant weight loss or gain with no physical reason, or an increase/decrease in appetite
- Inability to sleep or needing/wanting to sleep all the time
- Psychomotor agitation (rapid movements or talking that serves no purpose) or slowing down of thought and movement)
- Feelings of worthlessness and/or hopelessness
- Diminished concentration and/or thought process
- Thoughts of death or suicide
If your teen is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to contact us about adolescent psychiatric care.
Adolescent Inpatient Care in Ventura, CA
When you contact Vista Del Mar Behavioral, our immediate concern is to help your loved one age 12-17 with the stabilization of present symptoms in a supportive and comforting manner. Our assessment specialists will determine the best course of action and referral.
We believe in a teamwork approach to improved mental health, including the family, friends, and other professionals who impact the life of the troubled teen. Our treatment plans include:
- Comprehensive assessment
- Group therapy
- Medication management
- School participation
- Family involvement
Also available to teens and their loved ones are multi-family group sessions and the Teen After-School Program. The Multi-Family Group program is an opportunity to discuss with others what you are experiencing, share coping mechanisms, and just generally remember that you are not alone.
The Teen After-School Program can be a bridge back to home life after an inpatient stay, or an intermediate alternative when full admission to Vista Del Mar is not warranted.
Make the Call
They call it “tough love” for a reason - being proactive and instigating an intervention can be tough on everyone involved. We understand this and are here to help you as much as humanly possible with all aspects of adolescent inpatient care, including the emotions experienced by the loved ones of the struggling adolescent.
Contact us today for more information about our Adolescent Inpatient Program in Ventura, CA, as well as our other successful program alternatives, or download our brochures about adolescent, adult, and other programs available.