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Mental Health Programs for Children & Teens

Children and teenagers can struggle with mental health issues just the same as adults. In the U.S., more than 16 percent of kids under age 18 — or one out of six — experience a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. Yet nearly half do not receive treatment.*

The good news is, children’s mental health programs offered at our Holyoke, MA facility can prevent more severe, lasting problems as kids get older. That’s why it’s so important to get help as early as possible.

We offer help to children and teens ages 5 - 18. And we offer hope to kids and their families.

What We Treat

It can be tough to know if you have a mental health disorder, especially when you’re a teenager or younger. These years can be challenging for anyone.

But it’s not uncommon for symptoms of potentially serious illnesses to first show during adolescence. These conditions are painful, dangerous, and frightening.

We treat children and teens with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Other mood disorders

Our facility provides a safe, secure space where kids can grow and heal, where they can learn skills that will help them for the rest of their lives.

What Treatment Programs Look Like

At our treatment center, kids participate in programs designed specifically for them. They’re cared for by a team of mental health professionals who are trained in working with children and teens. All of our programs include an educational component so that kids can keep up with their schoolwork.

  • Inpatient Treatment

    We offer 24-hour medical monitoring for children and teens (age 5+) who are emotionally unstable. Inpatient treatment also provides a variety of therapeutic activities, as well as medication management.

    In all children’s mental health programs, families play an important role in helping kids develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Children and teens also have opportunities to participate in group therapy centered around topics of interest to them, like LGBTQ, dealing with trauma, and faith-based support.

    Parents and children should never have to choose between education and mental health. Throughout their experience, kids receive age-appropriate education through collaborations with local schools and teachers. We also work with children, schools, and families when it’s time to reintegrate back to school, to make the transition as smooth as possible.

How to Start

The first step to feeling better is to come to one of our facilities for a comprehensive mental health assessment. We’ll ask about your child’s current and past symptoms, health history, and any other concerns. During the assessment, we also provide orientation for parents and can answer any of your questions about mental health treatment.

Assessments can be scheduled by phone or chat.

Following the assessment, our team will work with your child and family to determine the best approach to treatment. Each treatment plan is unique, based on your child’s needs and goals.

*Source:  Journal of the American Medical Association

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