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Adolescent Inpatient Services

Granite Hills Hospital, located in West Allis, Wisconsin, provides adolescent inpatient mental health treatment for teens 13 through 17 when their symptoms require a 24-hour, structured therapeutic environment.

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What We Treat

Inpatient mental health treatment varies based on the specific needs of each individual. The mental health professionals at our intensive inpatient program for adolescents will create an individualized treatment plan for the teen once admitted into our care that addresses their specific and unique needs. 

Our adolescent behavioral health inpatient program offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of mental health care issues, and a multitude of treatment modalities for your loved one so we can find the one that works best for them.

Our goal is to stabilize adolescents so they can regain the necessary skills to be in control of their emotions and behaviors and be able to succeed at home and in school after their stay in an inpatient youth mental health facility.

Types of Mental Health Issues We Treat

Inpatient mental health treatment for adults is not the same as inpatient mental health treatment for youth, but many of the mental health disorders are. 

Some of the mental health problems we treat include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Bipolar disorder
  • PTSD
  • And more

However, psychiatric care for adolescents differs from adult treatment because of the importance of their current stage of life. Choices, actions and mental health issues now can have a major impact on their future – an intensive inpatient program for adolescents can help!

Our Treatment Methods

In addition to group, family and individual therapies, we utilize a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches in our adolescent inpatient treatment, including but not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Each of these therapies has its benefits during adolescent inpatient treatment, but our assessment can help determine which type of therapy would work best to meet your loved one’s needs while they are in our adolescent mental health program. 

Warning Signs and Risks in Teens

Realizing that your loved one needs help is one of the first steps to getting them help from a teen’s hospital for behavioral health. Some common warning signs of mental conditions family members should watch for include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Losing interest in hobbies or activities
  • Isolation and avoiding social events
  • Changes in personality
  • Increased irritability or aggression
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm
  • Withdrawal
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Hyperactivity
  • Restlessness/insomnia
  • Poor academic performance or avoiding schoolwork

If your loved one is showing any of these signs, they may benefit from inpatient mental health treatment for youth. The structured, evidence-based treatment plans can make a difference in your teen’s life, now. 

We’re here to help.

Mental health in teens is important, and a stay in an inpatient mental health facility or teenage psychiatric hospital may be necessary for their long-term health.

Our mental and behavioral health care services include a treatment plan specific to each individual teen, as well as further inpatient and outpatient care if necessary.

Located a few miles west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Granite Hills Hospital provides teens with around-the-clock mental health treatment. After completion of inpatient psychiatric treatment, teens have the option of continuing care in an outpatient adolescent mental health program.

Finding the right adolescent mental health program for a teen struggling with a mental illness can be stressful. If your loved one needs psychiatric care for adolescents in Milwaukee County and surrounding areas, reach out to us today by calling 414-667-4800 for a no-cost, confidential assessment.

We’re here to help.

We can help care for you and your loved ones at any time.