The Adolescent Treatment Unit provides psychiatric treatment and support for teenagers, ages 13 to 19 in a safe and caring environment. Treatment programs are offered for depression, anxiety, addictions, and other mental illnesses. Support is also provided for teens who have thoughts of suicide or self-harming behaviors.
At Butler Hospital, a team of mental health providers work together to help you return to health.
Treatment programs and activities take place daily on the unit and include a multi-dimensional approach to wellness by combining individual treatment, group therapies, and medications. On a daily basis therapeutic groups such as community meetings, occupational therapy groups, and educational groups about your illness and medications are offered. In addition, activities groups, and individual meetings with your treatment team take place to help you regain control of your life and health.
It is not uncommon for people who struggle with psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or post traumatic stress disorder, to also have an active dependency on alcohol or other drugs. We are prepared to meet the needs of patients who may also require help for substance abuse issues.
Family members are invited to visit during scheduled visiting hours for the Adolescent Treatment Unit. Friends and family can play an important role in your treatment. We meet with your family members or caretakers to help you succeed in your treatment. Limiting visitors to two people at a time is recommended; you may speak with your doctor if other visiting hours need to be arranged.
Butler Hospital's chaplain is available to meet with you and your family members and can be reached at (401) 455-6483. Clergy from outside of the hospital may visit their parishioners anytime of the day or evening.