Inpatient Services

Inpatient Mental Health Programs for Children and Teens

Serving Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, Belmont Pines Hospital offers inpatient behavioral health services and mental health programs for children and adolescents, including acute care inpatient treatment and residential inpatient treatment.

Acute Inpatient Care Program

The purpose of our Acute Inpatient Care Program is to evaluate, stabilize and treat children who are experiencing a mental health crisis situation and need immediate intervention.

If this is an immediate emergency and your child or teen is in danger or is a danger to themselves or others, please call 9-1-1. 

The treatment plan for this option focuses on intensive psychiatric evaluation, treatment and aftercare planning using a professional, multidisciplinary team approach. Separate programming is offered for younger children ages 5 through 11, and adolescents ages 12 through 18.

While stabilization is the most important first step, further treatment from Belmont Pines Hospital for mental health includes inpatient treatment and outpatient services, so that we can continue to care for your child or teen after their admission if necessary. We are here for you and your loved one every step of the way, from stabilization to discharge.

Learn more about our Acute Inpatient Care Program for children and teens or call us to get your loved one the help they need, now, at 330-759-2700.

Residential Treatment Center Program

The Residential Treatment Center Program provides long-term care for male and female children and adolescents, ages 6 through 18, with severe emotional and behavioral problems.

The mission of our child and adolescent inpatient services are to consistently provide rehabilitation and treatment to psychologically-challenged adolescents and their families in a therapeutic setting, utilizing a model of trauma-informed care. Length of stay can range from as little as a few months up to a year.

Learn more about our Residential Treatment Center Program for children and teens or call us to get your loved one the help they need, now, at 330-759-2700.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting help for your loved one early — such as care at a child and adolescent inpatient mental health facility — is crucial to teaching them the coping skills and therapeutic methods that can help them take positive steps forward and limit the negative impact mental health problems may have on their future.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that nearly half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin before the age of 14 and nearly two-thirds by 24. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and taking action to help your loved one can make a difference.

Some common mental health disorders in children and teens include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders

Some commons signs and symptoms of mental health issues in children and teens include:

  • Academic problems
  • Change in social skills and activities
  • Change in personality
  • Excessive or frequent worrying
  • Sleep Issues
  • Acting out
  • Anger and irritability
  • Risky decision making
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-harm

Why Choose Inpatient Mental Health Care for Your Child or Teen

Teens’ and children’s mental health needs differ from adults’, so it is important to choose a program designed for them. A mental health professional who specializes in adult mental health is not going to have the same understanding as one who specializes in child and teen mental health.

Getting your loved one the mental health treatment services they need, now, can make a major positive impact on the rest of their lives.