We understand that it can be a challenge to raise a child, especially when your child is experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems. Our programs were developed to provide a nurturing and structured environment for your child as they grow and develop while providing the tools and skills necessary to continue to build after treatment.
Our staff works closely with each child to meet their individual needs as they deal with new challenges of learning more about themselves and their relationships. The program emphasizes the sense of community and family and provides peer support and feedback to help individuals learn to respect themselves and each other.
At The Meadows, we offer a compassionate treatment team that understands your child and your child’s needs, as well as your needs as a parent. Working together to help your child is a key part of the process, and inpatient behavioral health for children provides the tools and skills necessary to help your child live a happier, healthier life – and the people providing that treatment have to care about your child just as much as you do.
At The Meadows’ children’s mental health center, we care about your child, and our warm, caring children’s behavioral health staff understands that treatment is not a one-size-fits-all process. Each child is different, and so their treatment will be different. Our initial assessments help us determine which needs that they need met and how best to meet them.
Mental health disorders affect over 50% of Americans in their lifetime, but 20% of all children have a seriously debilitating mental disorder.
Anxiety, behavior problems, ADHD and depression, are the most common diagnoses, with 9.4 million receiving an ADHD diagnosis, 7.4% receiving a behavior problem diagnosis, 7.1% receiving an anxiety diagnosis and 3.2% receiving a depression diagnosis. Anxiety and depression have slowly increased over time, and continue to do so.
Many of these mental health disorders are combined with others, meaning that proper diagnosis and treatment is important so that we can get to the root of the issue.
Seeking help for your child can be scary, but it’s far more common than you think. 75% of children with mental health disorders (ages 4-17) received treatment within the past year, and 80% of children with depression have received treatment, 60% with anxiety and 50% with behavior problems.
The CDC states that,“Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental disorders,” so there’s no time to waste in getting your child help as early as possible – every second counts. Don’t delay reaching out to us to find out more information on our behavioral inpatient acute care for children program.
Remember: You are not alone, and neither is your child. Inpatient treatment for children is waiting, and millions of other parents have been through the same steps that you have – let The Meadows help you find the right treatment for your child.