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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