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Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Programs for Adolescents

Parkwood Behavioral Health System provides psychiatric crisis management and treatment for adolescents and their families. Our adolescent services are designed to meet the specific behavioral health needs of adolescents within a nurturing and therapeutic environment. These programs are designed for teens ages 12 to 17.

Signs a Psychiatric Assessment May Be Needed

  • Marked decline in school performance
  • Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
  • Marked changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Extreme difficulties with concentration
  • Sexually acting out
  • Depression shown by prolonged negative attitude
  • Severe mood swings
  • Strong worries or anxieties
  • Repeated use of alcohol or drugs
  • Intense fear of obesity, excessive dieting, purging or using laxatives to lose weight
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Threats of self-harm or harm to others
  • Self-harm or self-destructive behavior
  • Frequent outbursts of aggression
  • Repeated threats to run away
  • Opposition to authority, truancy, theft or vandalism
  • Strange thoughts, beliefs, feelings or unusual behaviors

Acute Inpatient Services

The adolescent unit offers intensive therapeutic, medical and psychiatric treatment designed to address active suicidal thoughts, psychosis, major depression, substance abuse, violent behavior, delusional thoughts and other symptoms of a behavioral health disorder. Individual, group, family and activity therapy are included in treatment as needed.

Acute inpatient care for adolescents includes art therapy, pet therapy, pharmacy group, yoga and education services which include academic enrichment and tutoring.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Adolescent PHP provides therapeutic services for young people who do not require inpatient treatment but need more intensive care than an outpatient program. The program is a day treatment option offered in a structured environment. It is run by behavioral health professionals who specialize in adolescent care.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Adolescent IOP offers group therapy for young people who require more than weekly therapy. It can also serve as a step-down for patients leaving a more intensive setting. The program is for adolescents with a wide range of behavioral health challenges that may or may not include co-occurring substance abuse.

Adolescent IOP is offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Residential Treatment Center

The adolescent residential program serves adolescents with serious emotional or behavioral problems. The program addresses emotional issues at the root of inappropriate behavior and sets limits to teach residents to take responsibility for their present behavior. The residential treatment center provides adolescents a structured environment in which change can occur.

Male Adolescent Sex Offender Program

This specialized sex offender program is for young men ages 13 to 17 who exhibit inappropriate behavior that may place the community at risk. Our clinicians provide extensive treatment and help families develop new problem-solving skills and better decision making. We work closely with families, schools and courts.

Park Academy

Park Academy is a Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) accredited, non-public school that provides a structured environment for students admitted into residential treatment. Certified educators provide daily instruction using skills and resources to sustain a positive educational experience while creating and developing future goals for continued success after treatment.

Take the First Step to Recovery

Call 662-895-4900 or 800-477-3422 to schedule a no cost assessment or discuss treatment options. We are available 24/7 to assist you. Please dial 911 in case of emergency.