Mental Health

Adolescent Acute Services Team Provides Individualized Care for Success 

The first step in helping our young patients at Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center is to stabilize you or your loved one in the event of a short-term crisis – and then begin to plan how we can help each individual grow, develop and change for success in life. Our team is here to help, and we are available 24/7 by calling 1-757-827-3119. With a positive approach in a comprehensive treatment plan, we include your discharge planning as part of your individualized plan – so recovery and well-being are a focus from the very start.

Multi-disciplinary and Specialized Expertise for Improved Wellness

In a safe therapeutic environment, Riverside’s expert team provides specialized acute care for adolescents ages 12 through 17 for psychiatric difficulties requiring emergency intervention. Our team of mental health professionals offer a variety of therapeutic interventions for adolescents with a recent history of being a threat to themselves, others or property – or have impaired functioning due to mental health or substance abuse problems.

Our multi-disciplinary team has the specialized expertise to help adolescents experiencing psychiatric, behavioral or emotional challenges – and find the right path for each toward improved wellness. For referrals to our Adolescent Acute Program, please call our admissions staff at 1-757-827-3119. We will be able to answer questions about any medical concerns or our program services. 

Learn More About Riverside’s Adolescent Acute Program

Our adolescent patients experience safe, therapeutic surroundings and staff who are attentive, validating, consistent, calm, predictable, caring and empathetic. When mental health concerns lead to issues at home or school, we provide crisis acute care that specifically targets acute symptoms to stabilize and then understand the obstacles you or your loved one are experiencing. We work together, including coordination with family, to transition to an appropriate level of care.

Riverside’s team provides the opportunity to learn new skills to build successful relationships and interact well with others. In a structured environment that leads to individual discovery and growth, our team provides the services to support each individual’s needs, including:

  • 24-hour Nursing Care
  • Art Therapy
  • Comprehensive Assessments
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Life Skills Group
  • Medication Management
  • Other Interventions as indicated, such as Substance Abuse Groups
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Recreation Therapy

A place where children can heal and grow

Sometimes in-hospital care is the most effective treatment for psychiatric or substance abuse issues. We help adolescents learn strategies to manage their behavioral health issues and bring hope to their futures.

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Recovery and Wellness Can Begin Today

If you or your loved one ages 12 through 17 needs help, Riverside’s specialized adolescent acute services team can help. Learn more about our admission criteria, meet our adolescent services team or call 1-757-827-3119 to begin recovery today.

Our Admissions team offers 24/7 support for individuals experiencing behavioral health issues. Call us at 757-827-3119 if you or a family member needs guidance from our team. Walk-in services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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