For parents of teenagers displaying symptoms of debilitating anxiety, knowing the right path to choose for treatment can be difficult. With severe anxiety or depression, outpatient treatments may not offer enough support. Psychiatric hospitals with teen or adolescent programs may be the best and most affordable treatment option to give your teen the care they need to begin their path to wellness.
Teens battling debilitating anxiety and depression are not the only ones that suffer. The entire family can experience distress, including parents, siblings and extended family members. Care should be taken by the parents to understand the degree of support amongst the family to work through the situation mutually, how much is perceived as a family matter versus a parental matter, and the right to ‘normalcy’ in the lives of the other family members. Psychiatric hospital care can offer treatment for the teen and offers support for the entire family through group sessions and other therapy while allowing for some ‘normalcy' for other family members.
Psychiatric Hospital for Severely Depressed Teenagers
Inpatient psychiatric hospital care is often recommended for severely depressed teenagers, especially those who pose a risk to themselves or others. Suicidal teens or teens that have become aggressive may need a safe environment to get the help they need. While this can be a frightening time for the family, it can also provide a turning point to get the teen back on a healthy trajectory toward maturity.
At Nathan’s Waypoint, we understand the thought of psychiatric hospital care for your teen or adolescent can be terrifying. We offer support, education and advice to help you make the right decision for your teen and family. If psychiatric hospitalization is necessary, we can help you explore your options and find the right facility for your needs. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.