For Adolescents with Mental Health Disorders, Rosecrance Provides Expert Care and Treatment

Reclaim hope while helping your adolescent achieve lasting recovery

Rosecrance has treated teenagers and young adults with substance use disorders since the early 1980s. Over the years, we’ve learned that drug and alcohol abuse often goes hand-in-hand with underlying mental health disorders. As a result, we’ve developed a robust program that treats young people with combined substance abuse and mental health conditions. These patients are also known as “dual-diagnosis” individuals.

This vital program helps pre-teens, adolescents and young adults learn how to deal effectively with mental health disorders.

Offering specialized care and treatment

Today, more and more teens have substance use disorders and also need treatment to address mental health disorders. At Rosecrance, we’ve responded to this increasing need with a specialized program. Run by a team of credentialted professionals, this program treats the following conditions:

  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma & post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Physical and/or mental abuse
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Suicidal behaviors
  • Poor impulse control

Giving your family the help it needs to restore what’s been lost

Our treatment for teens with mental health disorders began more than a decade ago. It has grown over the years as several large outpatient mental health organizations have become part of Rosecrance.

At the Rosecrance Grifin-Willamson Campus, we help families reclaim their hope and relationships while learning to manage the condition by taking a practical, honest approach. We help teens with mental health disorders learn healthy behaviors and prepare for lasting recovery and life beyond treatment.

Here’s how the program works

Our professional staff uses many effective methods to help your teen. These include medication management, individual and family therapies, group therapy sessions and recreational therapy. Your teen learns to develop:

  • Assertiveness
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Healthy coping skills
  • Creative expression
  • Better relationships
  • Increased self-awareness and mindfulness

Adolescent patients may participate in specialized groups to address depression, mood management and other concerns. We also teach age-appropriate life skills using:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) – CBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy technique designed to address symptoms of anxiety and depression by recognizing emotions and triggers and helping develop coping skills to better manage mood and anxiety.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills – DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy technique that helps teens manage intense emotions related to close relationships.
  • Drug and alcohol abuse prevention

Other therapeutic activities include:

  • Drumming
  • Art
  • Horticulture
  • Yoga
  • Ropes course
  • Fitness
  • Team building
  • Soothing room
  • Mindfulness practice

Expert, caring professionals dedicated to your teen’s well-being and future

At Rosecrance, your teen’s treatment will be overseen by a master’s level mental health clinician. Our clinician will work hand-in-hand with your family to address your teen’s specific needs.

We will also work with you to identify care available in the community that can support your teen’s continuing health and well-being. Ultimately, everything we do is designed to meet one goal: to help your teen get healthy and live life well in recovery.

Learn more about the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus.

Frequently asked questions about Rosecrance’s mental health disorder treatment for teens

What is the admission process?

The first step to become a Rosecrance patient is the intake assessment we use to gather vital information. We will talk with you, your teen and possibly other family members. We may ask you for medical or psychiatric records that can help us ensure that we deliver the best possible treatment. After careful clinical evaluation, if you agree that Rosecrance is the right treatment option for your teen, we will then verify your insurance benefits with you.

What clinical information does Rosecrance review?

Our review may include records from past or current hospitalizations, psychiatric evaluations, medical records and any other information that will help Rosecrance deliver the care your teen needs.

What type of client should go to this type of program?

Today, one in five adolescents experiences mental health disorders. Some teens struggle with anxiety, excessive worry, depression, or have trouble managing emotions. Others may drop out of school, run away or have conflict with their families. Rosecrance believes in teaching the skills teens need to manage stressors and be healthy.

Will insurance cover treatment?*

Our access team will work with you and your insurance company to verify benefits prior to admission into our program. Rosecrance is an in-network provider for many insurance plans and Rosecrance will work with your insurance plan to verify all benefits. We know that insurance coverage and plans can be challenging or even confusing, so our trained staff will help you and your family clarify your benefits.

Is there a typical length of stay?

There is no set length of stay. Each client has unique strengths and needs. Some teens are more willing than others to work through their individualized treatment plan. Insurance coverage can also affect the length of treatment because insurance companies review each client’s progress and can choose to end coverage based on various factors. Our Utilization Review team and clinical staff work together closely to make sure we’re giving current and relevant clinical assessments to the insurance companies if and when the coverage is up for review.

Do you use mechanical restraint or seclusion?

No. We never use any form of mechanical restraint or seclusion. We do work with the Crisis Prevention Institute, a program that uses de-escalation to safely defuse any crisis situation.

Will my loved one see a doctor or psychiatrist while in your program?

Yes. All clients will see a medical staff member within 72 hours of admission. The client will then meet with the psychiatrist as needed. This could be weekly or multiple times a week, based on the individual client’s needs.

The Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus is led by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Wright, a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. Our medical team consists of psychiatrists, physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses who have all been highly trained and have experience in the mental health field.

Will family be involved in my child’s treatment?

Yes, it’s important for family members to be involved in their loved one’s treatment. We offer a family program where family members receive support and education on mental health symptoms. We also ask family members to get involved in weekly family sessions and discharge plans.

What kind of planning is done prior to discharge?

Our clinicians and family members will work together to identify programs in the client’s community that will support your teen’s continuing health and well-being. It’s vital to make the transition back home smooth for both the client and the family.