Behavioral Health for Teens
We offer adolescents intervention and support to address mental and emotional health issues and substance abuse problems before they impair young lives. Our programs are tailored specifically to fit the unique needs of teens (ages 13 to 18). A certified teacher acts as a liaison with the patient’s school to ensure educational needs are met during treatment.
We provide outpatient and inpatient therapy and services to adolescents affected by these and other conditions:
- Depression, bi-polar disorder and other mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Eating disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Self-harming behaviors
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Trauma-related disorders
- Grief and loss issues
- Family crises
- School avoidance behaviors
Signs and Symptoms
A comprehensive range of coordinated services is available on an outpatient basis. These structured programs focus on resolving problems with the goal of helping the teen return to a fully, functioning daily life at home and in school. The Behavioral Health Center staff helps patients address emotional, behavioral, social, family and school issues through individual, family and group therapies.
The Adolescent Mental Health Partial Hospital Day Program is available Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3:30 pm. The Adolescent Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program is available Monday – Friday for half-day sessions.
The School Refusal Track The school refusal track focuses on mental and emotional health problems for students who refuse to attend or have difficulty attending school. A thorough evaluation is done to determine the issues that significantly contribute to the school refusal behavior. The goal of this program is for each student to successfully return to school and maintain consistent attendance.
Inpatient services are provided in the Crisis Stabilization Unit, a secure psychiatric unit that provides short-term hospital stays for adolescents who need immediate psychiatric help, are at risk to themselves or others, or are unable to care for themselves. We offer a unique adolescent track program to ensure age-appropriate therapies and treatment for teens.
Patients on the unit receive care from psychiatrists on the staff of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), psychiatric nurses, therapists and mental health counselors who work together to stabilize the patient and to determine goals leading to a successful discharge plan. Licensed therapists coordinate care and are the primary contact for the patient and their family members. Treatment includes individual, and group therapy, and consultation with the patient’s family. After a patient is stabilized, he or she will be discharged to the mental health outpatient partial hospital day program for continuing support leading to optimum recovery.
The Behavioral Health Center takes the utmost care to protect and preserve each patient’s dignity and confidentiality. Admission to the unit is by direct psychiatrist referral or through assessment in the Emergency Department.
Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For information or to schedule a confidential evaluation, call 630.933.4000 TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.