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Inpatient Treatment for Children & Adolescents

We provide a structured, compassionate therapeutic environment for youth ages 7 – 17 who need immediate crisis stabilization or short-term treatment for emotional, behavioral, psychological and substance abuse issues.

The primary objective of inpatient psychiatric treatment is to stabilize the symptoms that led to hospitalization, including severe self-injury, suicidal behavior or severe aggression. Treatment is designed to help stabilize the patient’s symptoms and assist them in developing self-management and coping skills. Children and adolescents in our care are closely supervised in a secure treatment environment.

Inpatient treatment for adolescents is designed for youth ages 7 – 17 who require treatment (or diagnosis) for mental health 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)

We work with each child and adolescent patient to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets their unique needs. The goal of inpatient care is to stabilize symptoms, make medication adjustments and begin a plan for aftercare so patients can continue their treatment after discharge.

Our multidisciplinary treatment team consists of:

  • A Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Licensed therapists
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Adjunctive staff
  • Mental health technicians
  • Dietician

We also encourage family, guardians and caregivers to participate in the therapeutic process to help ensure that our adolescent patients will be able to transition successfully to aftercare services upon discharge.

The Child & Adolescent Program includes:

  • Multidisciplinary assessment
  • In-house physicians
  • Diagnosis of complex cases
  • 24-hour nursing supervision
  • Medication management and education
  • Stress management skills
  • Family education and support
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Recreational and music therapy

A confidential, no-cost assessment can help determine the right level of care for your child. Call us any time, day or night.

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.