Our Outpatient Program for Teens
The Intensive Outpatient Program at Valle Vista Health System is a unique program that offers a level of care for youth who don’t need 24-hour care, or need to “step down” as a transition from a hospital setting, giving increased flexibility for teens and their families. Typical enrollment is two weeks but can vary based on patient needs.
IOP components include:
- Meetings Monday through Friday, typically 9 a.m to 4 p.m., but hours can vary.
- Individual, group and family counseling as ordered by the psychiatrist or nurse practitioner.
- Track 1: 10 sessions, Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 2:30PM, Must have a primary psychiatric diagnosis
- Track 2: 10 sessions, Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 11:30AM, Must have a primary psychiatric diagnosis
Teenage Mental Health
Treating mental health problems such as major depression and anxiety at an early age can be key to long-term positive outcomes. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), almost half of people who struggle with mental illness in their lifetime first saw symptoms before the age of 14.
Mental illness warning signs in teens include:
- Loss of interest in activities and things that they previously enjoyed
- Loss of academic performance
- Personality changes such as increased aggression or anger
- Excessive moodiness
- Changes in sleep patterns
- No longer spending time with friends or family
Some of the mental health issues common in teens include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Social anxiety disorders
- Personality disorders
- Mood disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- PTSD and disorders from other traumatic events
- Other mental health disorders
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, one in seven 10-19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group. Unfortunately physical, emotional, social changes, including exposure to poverty, abuse or violence can make adolescents more vulnerable to mental health problems.
Adolescent outpatient treatment can make a difference in mental health issues. Reach out to us at 800-447-1348 or contact us online to get started on working towards better mental health, today.
The Continuum of Care
Teen outpatient treatment from Valle Vista Health System is just one step along the full continuum of care of services available.
Your teen is unique, and their adolescent mental health services are not one-size-fits-all either. We offer multiple levels of care for children and adolescents so that your loved one can receive the treatment that they need — whether they need more intensive care than an IOP or even aftercare services.
We want to help your loved one take positive steps forward in the journey to better mental health, and our intensive outpatient program for teens is just one of the many ways we do that.
We’re here to help
The adolescent intensive outpatient program from Valle Vista is here to help your teen take positive steps forward in their journey to better mental health. Our part-time day program is designed to meet your loved one where they are out and develop a treatment plan based around their specific needs.
For more information on our intensive outpatient program for adolescents, please call us at 800-447-1348 or contact us online today.
Located just south of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, Valle Vista Health System has provided treatment to adults, teens and children for over 40 years. We offer no-cost level-of-care recommendations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also accept appointments and walk-ins.