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Treatment for Adolescents

Adolescents can face a unique set of emotional and behavioral challenges that require structured, comprehensive care. To meet the specific needs of our adolescent patients, Mesilla Valley Hospital offers several treatment options: an Adolescent Acute Treatment Program (for males and females ages 10–17), a Trauma-Informed Adolescent Residential Treatment Center (for females ages 12–17), and a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for males and females ages 13-17.

The Adolescent Acute Treatment Program is designed for teenagers ages 10–17 who need crisis stabilization and short-term treatment for emotional, behavioral, psychological and substance abuse problems. Treatment focuses on issues such as:

  • Suicidal and homicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (i.e. panic attacks, phobias, obsessive behaviors)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction
  • Self-harming behaviors (i.e. cutting, burning, pulling out hair)
  • Psychological concerns related to trauma (i.e. nightmares, flashbacks, irritability)

The Trauma-Informed Adolescent Residential Treatment Center (RTC) offers programming for girls ages 12–17 who need intensive, structured treatment for emotional, behavioral, psychological and substance abuse problems.

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is an outpatient behavioral health program that treats adolescents with psychiatric illnesses, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency. Mesilla Valley Hospital’s PHP allows patients to participate in groups, activities, therapy, and to interact with others in recovery, with the advantage of going home at the end of the day.

A no-cost, confidential assessment can help determine the right level of care for you or your loved one. Call us 24/7 at 800-877-3500.

Start Your Journey to Recovery

Mesilla Valley Hospital’s professional staff are here to help. Call 800-877-3500 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.