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Discovery Behavioral Health Opens New Center in Austin For Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Services

LOS ANGELESOct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, a leading nationwide provider of behavioral health services, has opened a new center in Austin, TX. Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program will offer treatment for all major mental health disorders. The center, located in downtown Austin, is now accepting clients for enrollment in its Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program.

Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program is an intensive, outpatient program offering personalized, evidence-based, gender-inclusive and gender-specific treatment for mental health, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder trauma, self-harm and adoption or attachment issues. The center is dedicated exclusively to mental health issues for adults and adolescents.

"There's a significant need in the greater Austin area as well as nationwide for programs that focus on mental health. Many programs combine individuals dealing with substance abuse with those dealing with purely mental health issues – we keep those populations completely separated because they require different treatment protocols," says Amy Brown, M.A., President of Discovery Behavioral Health's Mental Health Division.

According to the latest statistics available from the National Institutes of Health, about 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental illness with 1 in 25 experiencing a serious mental health disorder. For youth aged 6-17, 1 in 6 experience mental illness, and suicide has become the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.

In addition to mental health services, the center provides academic, experiential and family centered programs. "This is a comprehensive, well-rounded program that prepares adolescents for success in the classroom. The academic curriculum can be supplemented with complementary activities, including art, music and meditation. Families are carefully integrated throughout the recovery process, and provided support and clinical guidance," says Alexia Mowry, Director of Clinical Outreach.

Medication management is by board-certified psychiatrists, and includes individual sessions, medication education, psychopharmacology groups, and collaboration with families and outpatient providers.

For more information about Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program: https://discoverymood.com

About Discovery Behavioral Health

Discovery Behavioral Health is an in-network, leading U.S. healthcare provider in the evidence-based treatment of substance abuse, mental health and eating disorders. It offers residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care for teens and adults. The company was established in 1998 and is headquartered in Orange County, California. More: https://discoverybehavioralhealth.com

Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program Opens Treatment Program For Youth In Orlando

Residential and Outpatient Mental Health Services Designed Specifically for Adolescents and Young Adults
Facility launches in wake of new study that finds rates of depression and suicide for teens have soared over the past decade

LOS ANGELESAug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, a leading nationwide provider of mental health services, has opened a facility in Orlando, FL, devoted exclusively to the treatment of adolescents and young adults. The new center is now accepting clients for enrollment in its Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, which includes residential treatment, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care.

The program offers personalized, evidence-based, gender-inclusive and gender-specific treatment for mental health including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder trauma, self-harm, and adoption or attachment issues. The new facility is dedicated exclusively to mental issues impacting youth.

"There's a great need in central Florida as well as nationwide for programs that focus on mental health among youth. Many programs combine individuals dealing with substance abuse with those dealing with purely mental health issues – we keep those population completely separated because they require different treatment protocols," says Alexia Mowry, Director of Clinical Outreach.

A 2019 study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression rose by more than 60 percent among those ages 14 to 17, and 47 percent among those ages 12 to 13.  Likewise, the number of children and teenagers who were seen in emergency rooms with suicidal thoughts or having attempted suicide doubled between 2007 and 2015."

In addition to mental health services, the new facility provides academic, experiential and family centered programs. "This is a comprehensive, well-rounded program that prepares adolescents for success in the classroom. The academic curriculum can be supplemented with complementary activities, including art, music and meditation. Families are carefully integrated throughout the recovery process, and provided support and clinical guidance," said Mowry.

Medication management is by board-certified psychiatrists, and includes individual sessions, medication education, psychopharmacology groups, and collaboration with families and outpatient providers.

"Research shows there's been a generational shift and a pronounced increase in the U.S. among adolescents and youth who are experiencing serious psychological distress, major depression, and even suicidal thoughts. We're answering their cry for help with mental health services designed specifically to address their unique needs," said Amy C. Brown, M.A., President, Mental Health Division, Discovery Behavioral Health.

About Discovery Behavioral Health

Discovery Behavioral Health is an in-network, leading U.S. healthcare provider in the evidence-based treatment of substance abuse, mental health and eating disorders. It offers residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care for teens and adults. The company was established in 1998 and is headquartered in Orange County, California.

Discovery Behavioral Health Announces Expansion of Mental Health Services

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc., with 77 treatment centers in 11 states, is pleased to announce the expansion of its mental health services. Known since 1997 for its expertise in the treatment of teens under the Center for Discovery brand, the newly named Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program will now offer services for young adults. Discovery Behavioral Health offers a full continuum of care in eating disorders, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.

Company President and CEO John Peloquin states, "As the need for primary mental health services continues to rise for both adolescents and young adults, Discovery is committed to providing increased access to excellent clinical services. A recent study in The Journal of Abnormal Psychology revealed that rates of major depressive episodes have increased 52 percent among adolescents aged 12-17 and 63 percent among young adults aged 18-251. It is because of this demand, we are pleased to announce that we are now treating adults at the residential, partial hospital, and intensive outpatient level of care. We continue to work diligently to meet the demands of the communities we support and anticipate continued growth in the years ahead."

Discovery Behavioral Health, a national leader in evidence-based clinical treatment, is committed to providing the ultimate inpatient access, through a strategic mix of geographic locations and tiered pricing that makes life changing care affordable and accessible for the largest possible client base. Discovery continues to expand its footprint nationwide with treatment centers specializing in behavioral health, eating disorders, substance abuse and dual diagnosis. For more information on Discovery Behavioral Health visit, www.discoverybh.com.

1Twenge, Cooper, Joiner, Duffy, & Binau, Age, Period, and Cohort Trends in Mood Disorder indicators and Suicide-Related Outcomes in a Nationally Representative Dataset, 2005-2017, American Psychological Association, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2019

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