Medication is often a critical component of a comprehensive mental health treatment program for many adolescents and parents. However, the use of medications is often stigmatized and misunderstood. Medication is not a “quick fix,” nor is it necessary for everyone. When properly used, medications can be highly effective at treating acute and chronic mental health symptoms and significantly improve a adolescent’s quality of life. Medication management involves the initial evaluation of the need for medication and ongoing monitoring to ensure the safety and effectiveness of prescribed medications.
At Beyond Healthcare, we understand that medication is not for everyone. If medication is recommended for your adolescent, we take the time to explain the benefits and potential risks and allow you sufficient time to make an informed decision. If you have questions about medication management, contact us at 833.698.0453 or use our online form.
Managing Medications with Help from a Nurse Practitioner
No matter the length of time your adolescent might need medication, participating in a medication management program is essential. At Beyond Healthcare, we understand that the decision of whether or not to use medication as part of your adolescent’s treatment is complicated and personal. We strive to provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision. If your family decides to utilize medication in the treatment process, medication management will include:
- Initial evaluation of your adolescent’s needs
- Education about the benefits and potential risks of medications
- Monitoring for safety and efficacy
- Adjustments to dosages if and when necessary
- Ensuring the proper use of medications
The treatment team at Beyond Healthcare, including psychiatrists and nurse practitioners, know the importance of understanding the subtle differences between medications, recognizing the need for adjustments, and knowing how small changes in dosages or even the times of dosages can have significant outcomes. We work closely with your adolescent and you to monitor how they are responding to their medication.
Mental Health Services at Beyond Healthcare
In addition to medication management, Beyond Healthcare provides a full range of mental health services at our outpatient mental health center for adolescents and teens aged 11 – 17. Because we understand that adolescents mental health and behavioral issues do not exist in a vacuum, we also provide families with a full array of support services.
Supporting Our Youth
At our center in Toledo, Ohio, we offer holistic mental health treatment through a range of evidence-based treatment approaches to help your adolescent and family heal. Further, we teach the skills and tools needed to find lasting success on the journey to recovery. The mental health services we provide include but are not limited to the following:
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Youth and adult case management and care coordination
- Day treatment and after-school programs
- Family and adult education and treatment
- Youth, family, and adult individual and group therapy
While we specialize in treating adolescents and teens with mental health disorders and behavioral issues, we know that sometimes children and families simply need extra support to get through difficult times. In that vein, we are here to serve all children and families in our community who need assistance and guidance.
Contact Beyond Healthcare for Medication Management and More
At Beyond Healthcare, we know that the decision about whether or not to use medications as part of your adolescent’s mental health treatment does not come lightly. Medication management involves ensuring that the adolescents and family members in our care receive the best possible treatment outcomes from medications if they choose to use them. To learn more about medication management for mental health and the many other services we offer, contact Beyond Healthcare today. Use our online form or call us at 833.698.0453.