Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Facilities in Arizona

Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Facilities

Every parent wants to see their children lead happy lives free of mental illness and worries that they have done something wrong if this isn’t the case.

In reality, mental health disorders strike millions of families, including kids. Clinicians at our adolescent inpatient mental health facilities in Arizona understand how often this kind of challenge impacts families. We also understand what the best options are to treat their mental health disorders. We offer a residential program that helps assess your child’s mental health and uses proven, evidence-based treatment to help them manage it. This allows families to come together in healing and move forward with hope. 

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Adolescent Mental Health Statistics

While ideally a person under the age of 18 often experiences good mental health, in reality, many do not. The following statistics point out why quality adolescent inpatient mental health facilities have become so important, especially here in Arizona. 

From 2016-2019, the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children ages 3-17 were:

  • ADHD: approximately 6 million
  • Anxiety: approximately 5.8 million
  • Behavioral problems: approximately 5.5 million
  • Depression: approximately 2.7 million


From 2018-2019 among adolescents ages 12-17, the following events occurred:

  • 36.7% experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • 18.8% seriously considered attempting suicide
  • 15.1% experienced a major depressive disorder
  • 8.9% attempted suicide
  • 4.1% had a substance use disorder
  • 3.2% had an illicit drug use disorder
  • 1.6% had an alcohol use disorder

Why Choose Our Arizona Inpatient Mental Health Facilities for Adolescent Boys?

While many treatment programs exist for mental illnesses, only some of them specialize in treating adolescents. Zenith Behavioral Health zeroes in on treating males ages 13 to 17, which allows us to laser focus on the needs of this special age group and gender. Our staff of doctors, nurses, therapists, and more know how to talk to and treat this population. This makes our adolescent inpatient mental health facilities in Arizona unique. 

Not only do we treat mental health issues, but we also can help if your son has become addicted to drugs or alcohol (also known as a substance abuse disorder). Our dual diagnosis program treats both conditions simultaneously, allowing your family to save time and money. Additionally, this approach allows your son to achieve progress in both areas faster. 

What We Treat 

Mental illness can come in many forms. Some people have just one disorder while others deal with two or more. We perform an assessment in order to make sure the correct diagnosis is made. We treat a variety of conditions, including the following common ones:

Therapies Offered At Our Mental Health Center

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all therapy exists, which means important choices need to be made. Part of our services includes determining which types of therapies we offer will meet your son’s particular needs, taking into consideration both his mental health and current physical health. Types of therapy that address mental health disorders include the following:

Individual Therapy: Your son will meet with therapists skilled at treating adolescents and giving them a safe place to talk about their mental health. They learn to make sense of what’s going on and manage their conditions in a way that lets them live more peaceful lives.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Mental illness can trap a person in a pattern of unhealthy thinking, which then impacts their self-image and behavior. CBT helps retrain how people think, allowing them to think and act in more positive ways. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): Like CBT, this type of therapy also zeroes in on how choosing positive behaviors can change the way a person feels and lives their lives. As a result, their mental illness symptoms can greatly improve.

Group Therapy: When peers receive treatment together, powerful things can happen. Adolescents in our group therapy learn to offer and receive help from each other in a way that lifts them as a group when it comes to improving their mental health. 

Family Therapy: We treat the family as a whole, allowing everyone to understand each other and come together with the goal of helping their loved one feel better now and in the future.

Vocational Training: Young males who deal with mental illness often struggle with preparing for careers. We help them discover where their interests lie and how to go about training for jobs that excite them. 

What To Expect at Zenith Behavioral Health

There are three primary steps for what you can expect at Zenith Behavioral Health when your son is admitted:


We’ll conduct a thorough psychiatric assessment between your son and one of our mental health professionals. This will include covering symptoms, history, any current issues, medical history, substance use, and family history of mental health conditions. This helps determine the best course of treatment for your child. 

Personalized Treatment Plan

After the assessment, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan that is the best fit for your son and his needs. This can include a variety of therapies, including CBT, DBT, group therapy, and/or family therapy. We’ll also provide an estimated timeline of how long we believe they should participate in treatment, which is usually weeks or months, depending on the specific case. 

Medication might be prescribed by a licensed psychiatrist if it is believed to potentially help your child during their recovery and healing process. 

Discharge Planning

After your son completes treatment, we’ll provide a discharge plan for your son and your family for any next steps on how you can best support him and his mental health. This can include follow-up appointments and potential medications. 

Can Mental Health Conditions Be Cured? 

Many people with mental illness and/or a variety of mental health conditions go on to live very happy, healthy lives. And while some mental health conditions cannot be “cured” many of them can be effectively treated using evidence-based therapies and sometimes medications. For example, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are considered to be chronic conditions in that they can recur in life – however, they can typically be effectively managed with the right combination of therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. 

Early intervention is an important part of mental health treatment so that your son can learn healthy coping skills for managing stress and triggers.

Can Mental Health Conditions Be Treated Without Medication?

Yes, sometimes adolescents can be treated without any medication and with only the use of therapy. However, this will depend on the type of mental health condition and the severity of the condition.

How to Find the Best Inpatient Mental Health Treatment for Adolescents

When you look for Arizona based adolescent inpatient mental health facilities and inpatient treatment services, you want to know what they offer, specifically and how they can help your son, and that they can create an individualized treatment plan (rather than a one-size-fits-all approach). If you are in the Phoenix area, our program can provide quick access to starting the healing process. It also may provide comfort for the family to have their loved one close by while he works on getting better.

Prepare a list of questions you have so you can become fully informed. Then, contact a facility that interests you so you can get answers. They should be able to help you understand what they offer and how it will help your child. Along with that, you can get information about if the treatment facility accepts your insurance plan.

Contact Our Inpatient Adolescent Mental Health Facilities in Phoenix, Arizona

Do you have a son ages 13 to 17 who has been dealt an unfair hand in life and needs help getting control of his mental health? Zenith Behavioral Health provides adolescent inpatient mental health facilities in Arizona that help change lives. We offer a safe place where young males live while they work on addressing their mental health disorders. We include family therapy in order to help the whole family learn how to support their loved ones. Visit our admissions page and begin healing today.

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