Acute Psychiatric Treatment for Teens

This highly intensive adolescent inpatient acute care program is designed to provide stabilization for adolescents, ages 11–17, in severe distress or exhibiting unsafe behavior. The inpatient program provides adolescents around-the-clock psychiatric care.

Adolescent Inpatient Services

Our psychiatric acute inpatient services may be helpful for adolescents who are experiencing the following:

  • Suicidal or self-destructive behavior or threats
  • Prolonged sadness or excessive crying
  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Withdrawal from family or friends
  • Substance abuse
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Hyperactivity
  • Legal problems
  • Acting out sexually

Today’s adolescents face extraordinary pressures. When teens become overwhelmed with stressors at school, at home and in the community, Poplar Springs Hospital provides structured, short-term inpatient treatment for adolescents in an atmosphere of support and respect. Adolescents learn how to deal with their emotional and behavioral issues so they can quickly return home with better coping tools to deal with stress.

Poplar Springs Hospital makes every attempt to help patients transition back to their normal academic schedule. Adolescents will remain enrolled in their home school while they are in our program and may complete homework assignments if brought in by the school or family. Your education is important, and our inpatient mental hospital for teens understands that.

Psychiatric Treatment For Teens at Poplar Springs

We provide:

  • Case management
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Family workshops

Adolescents have daily interaction with a multidisciplinary team, which includes:

  • Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists
  • Nursing services
  • Social services
  • Expressive and recreational therapy
  • Discharge planning with family involvement begins upon admission

This acute inpatient program is also specialized for teens who are in danger of harming themselves or others. Through this program teens learn how to deal with their emotional and behavioral issues so they can quickly return home with better coping tools to deal with stress.

Why Choose Teen Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment

Choosing the right adolescent inpatient mental health treatment program is important. Your loved one is unique, and their individual treatment plan should be, too.

Our inpatient program for teens takes into account every aspect of your teenager — from their diagnosis, to their environment and even every situation that they have been in that has led them to the need for inpatient adolescent treatment.

The treatment team of mental health professionals at our inpatient mental health treatment program for adolescents understands what your teen needs, and we will work with you to get them the right adolescent inpatient treatment for them.

Contact Our Adolescent Inpatient Program

Poplar Springs Hospital, located in Petersburg, Virginia, can provide a no-cost assessment with a behavioral health professional. To inquire or schedule an assessment, please call 804-733-6874, toll-free 866-546-2229.

Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The assessment helps the clinician, the family and the individual to make the best decision about treatment alternatives.