In 2012, Highland Ridge Hospital opened our doors to help fill a gap in care for some of the most important people in our community – our teens. Over four million children and teens suffer from a mental illness so severe that it leads to problems at home, at school, and among peers. Nearly 21% of children between the ages of 9 and 17 have a diagnosable disorder that causes, at the very least, minimal impairment. These numbers are especially frightening as suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth between the ages of 15 to 24. Highland Ridge Hospital is proud to serve our adolescents in our “Breakthru” program. Our caring staff aims to help adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17 learn to cope with their mental illness, behavioral health, and addictions so that they can return to their maximum potential and lead a productive life filled with joy, happiness, and pleasure.
Our serene and secluded campus offers at-risk teens a much-needed break away from the stresses of everyday life to allow them to focus on the one thing that matters most – recovery. We treat the teens who come to us with safe, proven, reliable, and evidence-based treatment protocols during their stay with us, guided by our four carefully chosen words – care, concern, compassion, and competence. We know that each teen who comes to us for help is a unique person in need of a specialized treatment plan that aims to treat the whole person. Highland Ridge sees each adolescent we serve as more than the symptoms of a mental disorder— they’re each a person who has special needs, wants, desires, and challenges. Our treatment plans are never a one-size-fits-all approach; we approach treatment of adolescent mental health disorders from a holistic, individualized, and caring place.
When your teen is with us, they’re our family too, and we treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve. The whole family unit is integrated into our treatment approach to make sure that everyone is on the same page. If needed, we also offer adolescent chemical dependency programs to teens addicted to drugs or alcohol and offer a medically-monitored detox program to safely and effectively remove all drugs and alcohol from your teen’s system before integrating them into our addiction recovery program. When you’re at Highland Ridge, you’re safe and at home. We’ll teach you and your teen the skills needed to lead a happy, healthy life.