Teen Mental Health Treatment

Mental health is an essential part of adolescents’ overall health. However, since people in this age (13-19 years) are expected to have mood swings due to puberty and other natural changes in the body, many parents fail to recognize the warning signs of mental illnesses. This is unfortunate as mental illnesses are more prevalent in pre-teens and teenagers. The consequences of untreated teen mental health conditions extend to later years, eventually limiting the person’s opportunities to live a fulfilling life as an adult. Luckily, there are many types of teen mental health treatments available, including teen residential treatment, and our Los Angeles based adolescent outpatient program. If your teen is struggling with mental health issues, we can help.

What We Treat

Teen Mental Health Treatment

Teens are particularly susceptible to mental health issues due to the physical and emotional changes they experience. If left untreated, mental health problems can lead to serious consequences, including substance abuse, self-harm, and even suicide. Luckily, with the right treatment, teen mental health problems can be effectively managed.
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Anxiety is a normal part of life, and it’s important to remember that everyone experiences anxiety to some degree. However, for some teens, anxiety can become debilitating and interfere with their lives. This is why an early teenage anxiety treatment is important.

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Depression is a serious mental health disorder that affects how teens think, feel, and behave. It can cause an overwhelming sense of sadness or hopelessness and can even lead to suicide. To prevent long-term serious consequences, teen depression treatment is necessary.

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LGBTQ+ Mental Health Treatment and Gender Support

During the teen years some adolescents begin to question their sexuality and may even develop gender dysphoria. Luckily, Key Healthcare LGBTQ+ teen mental health treatment program can help.

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Low Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem can have a negative impact on teens’ lives, leading to poor academic performance, difficulty making and keeping friends, and other issues. Our self esteem programs for young adults can help teens understand their worth and foster a healthy self-image.

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School Refusal

School refusal is a behavior in which teens avoid going to school or stay home from school without permission. It can be caused by a variety of factors but it’s important to remember that solutions like school refusal treatment programs are available. These programs can provide the necessary support and ensure the continued success of your teen.

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Self-harm is a coping mechanism that some teens use during their struggle with mental illness. There many different types of self-harm including burning, cutting, and substance abuse. The Self-harm treatment centers for struggling teens can help your teen learn to copy in healthier ways.

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Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder can cause teens to become fearful in social situations, leading to high levels of stress and avoidance of activities they enjoy. With the help of specialized professionals in teen social anxiety treatment, teens can learn to manage their anxiety and build resilience.

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Suicidal Ideation

If a teen is exhibiting signs of suicide ideation, taking the situation seriously and seeking out teen suicidal ideation treatment is key. Suicidal thoughts can be scary for both teens and parents, but treatment can help teens manage these feelings and develop coping strategies.

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Traumatic events or experiences can have long-lasting effects on a teen’s mental health. Our experienced teen trauma treatment professional can help them process and heal from their trauma, as well as learn positive coping strategies.

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Teen Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Our teen iop program takes place 3 hours per day for 3 days per week. As a part of our IOP treatment, teens will participate in individual, group, and family therapy sessions.​

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Teen Partial Hospitalization (PHP)

Our PHP takes place 8 hours a day for 5 days a week. This program is more intensive than IOP and provides teens with the structure and school experience needed to focus on their wellbeing.

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Teen Extended Care

Our male-only extended care program is a combination of our PHP and sober living. Teens will have access to 24/7 support as they attend school and treatment during the day and work on their recovery at night.

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Teen Mental Illness Causes

Causes of Teen Mental Illness in Teens

Some of the most common causes of mental illnesses in teenagers are depression, generalized anxieties, peer pressure, and social phobias. Repeated failures, disappointments, criticisms, abuse, and the likes can also lead to the persistent feeling of anxiety, sadness, or emptiness. Experts explain that adolescents face a significant amount of stress and pressure brought by everyday matters. Teens are expected to do well in school, which also requires them to adapt to social settings, regardless if they are feeling self-conscious and insecure.

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Signs of Mental Illness in Teens

As a parent, how do you know if your child has a mental illness? Telling the difference between the behaviors that society expects and the signs of mental illness doesn’t come easy, even to experts. Though the symptoms vary from one mental illness to another, some of the most common teenage mental illness symptoms include:
  • Prolonged feeling of extreme feeling of sadness/tiredness
  • An intense feeling of fear
  • Persistent worrying
  • Low self-esteem
  • Alarming mood changes
  • Social withdrawal
  • Extreme lack of appetite or increased hunger
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Abuse of alcohol, drugs, and other substances.
  • Various ailments without obvious or plausible causes (stomachache, headache, pain)
  • Suicidal thoughts

Parenting alone is hard enough, but parenting a teenager with mental health issues is even more difficult. Treating teenagers for mental health illnesses requires time, patience, and genuine care. The good thing is, you, as a parent, don’t need to do it alone. There are different types of teen mental health treatments and healing processes. Key Healthcare is a premier teen mental health treatment center in United States. Our personalized treatment plans ensure your child overcomes their mental health condition in the long-term. Contact us today to learn more about our outpatient treatment programs.

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What We Treat

Teen Dual Diagnosis Substance Abuse Treatment

Many teenagers turn to substances to help them cope with their mental health issues. This can lead to negative effects like overdose, hindered brain development, problems with physical health, and more. Key Healthcare is experienced in treating a variety of addictions, and provides dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment so your child can get the care they need to live a meaningful life.

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