Rogers Behavioral Health Adds Teen Residential Program for Mood Disorders

OCONOMOWOC, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teens struggling with severe depression and other mood disorders will
have a new, intensive treatment option when Rogers
Behavioral Health
opens its eighth residential program. The FOCUS
Adolescent Mood Disorders Program, opening March 1, 2016, on the Rogers
Memorial Hospital campus in Oconomowoc,
will have a 12-bed capacity.

The new service for adolescents ages 13 to 17 is an extension of FOCUS
mood disorders programming in place since 2014 and adds to a strong
foundation of adolescent care at Rogers.

Rogers initially opened the FOCUS
residential center
for young adults age 18 to 30. It recently
expanded to include a track for those age 30 and older. Based on that
experience, Rogers saw the need, and the potential, for extending the
FOCUS treatment philosophy of intensive, highly structured programming
to teens.

“There is an evident need for adolescent residential services, and
Rogers Behavioral Health has a strong record with such care with our
original Adolescent
Center
,” says Suzanne
Harrison
, vice president for operations for Rogers Memorial
Hospital—Oconomowoc. “Here in Wisconsin and nationally, we saw a
population of young people that weren’t able to find the appropriate
treatment to lower their intense symptoms. We created the FOCUS
adolescent program to better accommodate this group.”

The new program serves patients with mood
disorders
including depression, bipolar disorder and disruptive mood
regulation disorder (DMDD), and co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety
disorders
, substance
use
or non-suicidal self-harm. Treatment includes evidence-based behavioral
activation
, which helps patients break challenging tasks into
manageable goals; cognitive
behavioral therapy
focused on behavior, thoughts and emotions; and
exposure to dialectical behavioral therapy-informed skills such as
mindfulness. Family involvement, including a “Parent University,”
further supports the programming.

“We recognize that adolescents with depressive disorders may have a
complicated mental health situation that can also include trauma,
family difficulties and experimentation with substances. This program
will be able to address the multiple factors that may contribute to a
teen’s mental health difficulty,” says Peggy Scallon, MD, medical
director.

This program joins with Rogers’ newly renamed Adolescent Center for OCD
and Anxiety and the Nashotah
Program
to create a trio of adolescent residential programming to
meet the needs of patients from across the country.

Screenings for potential admission to the FOCUS adolescent program are
available by calling 800-767-4411 or going online at www.rogershospital.org.

Wisconsin-based Rogers Behavioral Health System is a private,
not-for-profit system nationally recognized for its specialized
psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital,
Rogers offers multiple levels of evidence-based treatment for adults,
children and adolescents with
depression
and mood disorders,
eating
disorders,
addiction,
obsessive-compulsive
and anxiety disorders
, and posttraumatic
stress disorder
in multiple locations. For more
information, visit
www.rogershospital.org.

Contacts

Rogers Behavioral Health System
Stacy McGauvran-Hruby, 262-646-6310
Director
of Marketing
smhruby@rogershospital.org
or
Heidi
Fendos, 414-778-0766
PR Counsel
heidi@fendospr.com