Rogers Madison facility to offer services for adolescents

Enterprise Staff

May 2, 2019

Children and adolescents seeking mental health treatment will have a new option in Madison now that Rogers Behavioral Health announced it will offer those services in the state’s capital.

Rogers’ Madison location, 406 Science Drive, Suite 110, is part of Rogers Behavioral Health, which is one of the largest not-for-profit behavioral healthcare providers in the U.S. since 1907.

According to the announcement, about 1 in 5 youth ages 13 to 18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

“It’s gratifying to be able to respond to the needs of a growing number of children and families. As we are able to demonstrate the outcomes our patients experience during and after treatment, it offers hope to others who are struggling with mental illness and addiction,” said Jerry Halverson, MD, Rogers’ chief medical officer, in a statement. “We’re able to show them that if they actively engage in treatment, they are giving themselves the best chance of recovery and living healthy lives full of potential.”

According to the Center on Addiction, 9 out of 10 adults who develop substance problems started using before they turned 18. Nearly one-third of people with mental illness also have an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Research shows the best way to reduce symptoms is to treat mental health and addiction issues at the same time.

“It is crucial we recognize how underlying mental health issues contribute to substance use disorders and how substance use impacts mental health conditions. It’s best to treat them in an integrated manner,” Halverson said.

Free screenings are the first step in the admissions process by calling 608-2384411 or requesting a screening at rogersbh.org. Rogers also offers intensive treatment for adults suffering from addiction, depression and other mood disorders, OCD and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD.

Rogers is also expanding its residential treatment programs in Oconomowoc and West Allis in June, bringing the system’s total residential beds to 290. Plans include an innovative new residential trauma recovery program for adults suffering from PTSD and other trauma-related disorders, a new environment for adolescents with eating disorders, a new mental health and addiction program, and expanded depression recovery programs for adults and adolescents.

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