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Adolescent mental health and wellness

Adolescence is a tough time for children. Everything from heredity to family life, other relationships and school can affect your teen's mental and emotional well-being. We offer the support they need to thrive.

Mental health services for teens and adolescents in North Texas

Adolescence is a challenging time of life. Your teen doesn't need added adversity from mental health issues.

At Medical City Mental Health and Wellness Center Frisco, we provide a safe, nurturing environment for adolescents. Here, they can receive inpatient or outpatient treatment for acute mental health and addiction issues.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

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Mental and behavioral health issues we treat in teens

Our focus is on making sure that your child has the most enjoyable adolescence that they can. This begins with sound mental health. Conditions we treat include:

  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Self-injury
  • Severe disruptive behavior
  • Sudden mood changes
  • Suicidal thoughts

Adolescent and teen mental health care services we offer

Our safe, supportive and structured programs are headed by highly-trained professionals who appropriately address behaviors that have led to the need for either inpatient or outpatient care.

Adolescent inpatient mental health program

Our inpatient program provides treatment for adolescents — ages 12 to 17 years old — experiencing acute mental health and addiction issues.

An individualized treatment plan is created for each patient participating in our Adolescent Program. Patients and families or caregivers will work with our pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists to tailor a plan that addresses the specific needs of each adolescent and builds on their strengths.

Issues we treat in our inpatient programs include:

  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Self-injury
  • Severe disruptive behavior
  • Sudden mood changes
  • Suicidal thoughts

Our programs are focused on the reduction of symptoms and the development of healthy coping and social skills. Parents and caregivers play an important role as contributors and partners in the treatment process.

Educational services, including tutoring, are also provided during the school year. We work closely with the area Independent School District to ensure every child is receiving the appropriate curriculum-based instruction based on his or her grade level.

For more information, please call (469) 535-8000.


Adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Our hospital's IOP offers specialized treatment for adolescents (ages 12 to 17 years old) who do not require the structure of an inpatient level of care or who are transitioning from an adolescent inpatient program.

We provide a safe, supportive and structured environment staffed with professionals specifically trained to work with adolescents. The groups are focused on the development of healthy coping skills and the reduction of negative behaviors. Our services include treatment of a variety of emotional, behavioral and addiction issues, including: sudden mood changes, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and addictive behaviors.

The IOP meets three days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

This program is LGBTQ+ friendly, and offers family and individual sessions, as needed.

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