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Adolescents

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 11–17) and a Trauma-Informed Adolescent Residential Treatment Center (for females ages 12–17). A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for adolescents will open in late 2019.

The Adolescent Acute Treatment Program is designed for teenagers ages 11–17 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.

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.