Inpatient Program for Adolescents

Our adolescent inpatient programs are designed to provide crisis stabilization and help patients and families develop healthy coping skills needed to navigate life challenges. Once they achieve stability, our goal is to equip adolescent patients and their families with effective coping skills and communication techniques. Upon completion of an inpatient stay, patients are encouraged to explore the benefits of completing the Highlands continuum which means transitioning to one of our outpatient programs. Through the discharge planning process from all levels of care, the treatment team helps patients find external care providers for continued recovery after discharge.

Our team works with each patient to provide an individualized treatment plan. As soon as the patient is admitted, we begin planning for a successful return to the community, which may include continuing care with a psychiatrist, therapist or other community resources.

Treatment includes group therapy, therapeutic recreation, occupational therapy, art therapy, medication management, safety planning, crisis observation, relapse prevention, emotion regulation, problem-solving and discharge planning.

Acute Stabilization Clinical Team

  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal medicine physicians
  • 24-hour psychiatric nurses
  • Mental health specialists
  • Case managers
  • Social workers
  • Experiential therapists

Get Help Today

If you or a loved one is struggling with psychiatric, emotional or behavioral issues, please call Highlands Behavioral Health System at 720-348-2800 or use our online form to schedule a confidential, no-cost assessment or ask questions about our programs. We are available 24/7. In case of emergency, please dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.