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Adolescent Psychiatric Program

 

The Adolescent Psychiatric Program at Baptist Health Corbin provides inpatient treatment and partial hospitalization services for adolescents age 12-17 in need of psychiatric care and/or substance abuse treatment.

Like adults, many adolescents suffer mental illnesses such as severe depression, psychotic disorders or personality disorders. Others may become  defiant, withdrawn or even suicidal. Drug and alcohol addictions are becoming more common and serious among teenagers and can easily destroy young lives. The Trillium Center's Adolescent Psychiatric Program is directed toward helping adolescents increase their self-esteem and take responsibility for their behaviors without turning to drugs or alcohol for help.

The program was developed for teenagers who are experiencing:

  • depression;
  • thought disorders;
  • post traumatic disorders;
  • anxiety disorders;
  • suicidal thoughts and/or attempts;
  • substance abuse; or
  • other emotional problems.

Program Philosophy

The Adolescent Programs operate as a "treatment community." Our community is an organization of patients and staff that allows honest communication of feelings and behavior. We believe that intensive treatment which includes the patient, their family system and their school, is representative of our concern and support providing the means for our patients to confront their problems.

Our goal is to create an atmosphere where patients can share their personal problems, concerns and feelings and develop skills for responsible decision-making in their own lives. We respectfully address the physical, emotional, behavioral and/or spiritual needs of each patient.

Our Program Continuum

The Trillium Center offers the following psychiatric care options for adolescents:

  • Acute Inpatient Care which addresses acute problems of a critical nature with highly structured programming.
  • Partial Hospitalization which allows teenagers to receive specialized treatment and school five days a week while living at home.

Treatment Components

Treatment for each adolescent is administered by a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals led by a psychiatrist. Team members may include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Worker / Therapists
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Certified Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Teachers

The treatment process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose any underlying medical or biochemical origins of disease. Then, an individualized plan of care is written for each patient's special needs. Therapeutic components of the plan may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Drug/alcohol education
  • School
  • Activity therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Pharmacotherapy

The treatment plan focuses on attainable short-term and long-term goals established with input from the teenager's family and the referring professional. Substance abuse treatment follows the 12-step philosophy providing continued support for the adolescent and his or her family. Family participation is a vital component of adolescent treatment and effective communication.

Home Bound teachers communicate with each patient's school to coordinate individualized appropriate curricula throughout his or her stay.

 

Getting Help

As parents, it is our responsibility to take care of our children --- to protect them from danger, to provide guidance to them and to discipline them from time to time. But what happens when you have done your very best and your teen needs more help than you can give? The staff at Baptist Health Corbin's Adolescent Program is trained to help teenagers who are in crisis.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond promptly to calls or walk-in inquiries. A free assessment may be scheduled at any time. An intake professional will identify presenting problems and, with physician consultation, match patient needs to appropriate care within the Baptist Health Corbin system or with other community resources. We provide help with obtaining effective and accessible treatment services, as well as consultation regarding financial options. 

 If your teen or someone you know needs help, call the Trillium Center at 1-800-395-4435, (606) 523-5900 or (606) 526-4722.

If you feel you are in danger of harming yourself, please go to the nearest emergency room, call 911 or call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).