Mental Health & Mood Disorders Treatment Center for Adolescents & Teens in Utah

Youth Care Treatment Center and school has helped teens with mood disorders all over the United States for 30 years. Our unique approach is based off of solid morals and beliefs to help adolescents be successful in turning their lives around.

Mood Disorder Treatment

Learn more about mood disorder treatment at Youth Care Treatment Center in Utah

While some mental health conditions appear later in life, many affect children and adolescents, including those listed below. These mental illnesses often manifest differently in young people than in adults. Therefore, if a child in your life is struggling, finding a youth-specific treatment program is incredibly important.

At Youth Care, we deliver developmentally appropriate services in a program that’s specifically designed to address the treatment needs of young people. We often provide support for the following disorders and concerns:

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal ideation

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for mood disorders

Mood swings, hormonal fluctuations, boundary-testing, and behavior change are all normal parts of puberty and adolescence. Parenting a child through this important developmental stage certainly has its challenges, and you can expect there to be a fair amount of frustration.

But sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether a youth’s moods or behaviors are cause for concern, or merely a symptom of growing pains.

If you’re worried about your son’s or daughter’s emotional health, there are resources available to help you and your family find support. Meeting with a qualified mental health professional at a quality treatment center for a thorough evaluation is an ideal first step. But in the meantime, reviewing the following signs and symptoms can help you determine whether your child might have a mental health concern:

  • Uncharacteristic anger or hostility
  • Defacing property
  • Stealing
  • Rapid, volatile mood shifts
  • Stark decline in academic performance
  • Sudden changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Inability to stay on task
  • Loss of interest in social activities
  • Loss of interest in formerly enjoyed activities

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for mood disorders at Youth Care Treatment Center in Utah

No matter what issue or concern you and your family are facing, Youth Care can help. Our expert treatment team can assist you in determining the level of care that your child needs. From there, we’ll devise a personalized treatment plan that reflects your child’s unique challenges and strengths.

If our Utah treatment program isn’t a fit for your son or daughter, we’ll guide you towards other resources for support.

At Youth Care, we believe that every child deserves to live a full and vibrant life. Our program can help your son or daughter overcome emotional barriers to thriving, heal from trauma, and learn new, healthier ways of coping with stress.

Our Philosophy

Youth Care Treatment Center philosophy and benefits

At Youth Care, we believe that teens in crisis are best served in a home-like setting that emphasizes personalized interactions, close supervision and comprehensive professional support.

In this supportive therapeutic environment, students benefit from the guidance of caring professionals who know them not merely as clients, but as unique individuals with specific strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears.

The Youth Care environment is built upon a foundation of mutual respect. Our students are expected to treat staff and peers with respect and in return they can expect to be treated with respect.

Staff members are trained to apply consequences and provide feedback for students in a respectful manner without demeaning or belittling the adolescent.

We feel strongly about the value of long-lasting family relationships, and we believe that family involvement is critical to the success of the child, both while in treatment and following placement.

To support these beliefs, our program is designed to help students develop a greater appreciation for their own families – and we strive to include the family in the therapeutic process as much as possible.

Here are our five core values:

  • Respect – for our patients, our employees, and our community
  • Integrity – in our dealings with all those whose lives we touch
  • Accountability – to our patients and their families, and to our colleagues
  • Responsibility – for the decisions we make and the actions we take
  • Excellence – in every task we perform

Marks of Quality Care
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Cognia
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval

Now I can sleep at night. My son is safe and finally moving forward after three other residential facilities and weekly therapies of all kinds - for years - in three different countries.

– Linda C.