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Adolescents

The clinical team at Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health offers behavioral treatment for adolescents age 12 to 17.

Helping an adolescent get the treatment they need for mental health issues can be challenging. Parents and caregivers may find the process of seeking help to be overwhelming, not only because of concern for the adolescent but because of their own emotions as well. 

Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health makes this process easier by offering psychiatric services specifically designed for patients between the ages of 12 and 17. Our inpatient treatment options are available for adolescents who are admitted both voluntarily or involuntarily and include: immediate assessment, diagnosis, and rapid stabilization of acute psychiatric symptoms. 

Adolescent warning signs

Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health’s teenage inpatient mental health program works with teens who have a wide range of psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral issues, including:

Adolescent Inpatient Care Highlights

  • Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ongoing psychiatric, emotional, or behavioral challenges
  • Hospital-based, therapeutic, secure residential treatment facility for teens with the ability to meet the individual needs of our patients
  • Evidence-based therapeutic programs designed to provide stress management skills and medication management, and to address substance abuse or dependence
  • NC Licensed private school with fully accredited teachers
  • Coordination and discharge planning with families or other caregivers, community agencies, and insurance companies

Who is Inpatient Care For?

Along with experiencing acute symptoms of psychiatric disorders or emotional illness, patients may also be struggling with mental health disorders or substance abuse/dependence and may present with the following:

Carolina Dunes is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) offering long-term treatment for adolescents.

Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program offers long-term treatment for youth with ongoing behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric challenges. Treatment is individualized for each resident, and we encourage parents/guardians to participate actively in their child’s treatment. Adolescents work with a personalized team of therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, and residential support staff to ensure safety and promote the practice of behavioral management skills. 

Why Choose Carolina Dunes for Your Child?

This program provides treatment in a safe, structured, secure therapeutic setting, and is ideal for adolescents who are experiencing serious mental health or behavioral problems that impair their ability to participate in their schools, their communities, and in their home environments.

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