AdventHealth Expands Mental Health Services with New 10-Bed Unit for Adolescent Women in North Carolina.

AdventHealth celebrates opening of new adolescent behavioral health program with ribbon cutting ceremony

AdventHealth held a ribbon cutting ceremony in Henderson County to unveil its new adolescent behavioral health program, which is aimed at supporting young women aged 13-18 who are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. The 10-bed unit will provide inpatient care as well as help patients transition back to their daily lives after treatment.

Elizabeth Nestler, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, emphasized the importance of connecting patients with appropriate resources and support services upon discharge. Currently, individuals in this demographic seeking mental health care must travel out of state or to coastal areas like Wilmington for specialized programs. AdventHealth’s new program fills a critical gap in the region’s mental health services. While recognizing that solving broader societal issues impacting women and girls requires multiple approaches, the facility sees this new unit as a positive step forward.

The adolescent behavioral health unit at AdventHealth is expected to officially open on March 5th. Referrals can be made to the Behavioral Health Intake Team by calling (828) 681-2282 or faxing information to (828) 681-2722. For more information on AdventHealth’s behavioral health services, visit their website.

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