Healing a Young Mind and Heart
- February 24, 2017
- Posted by: swebadmin
- Category: Community Corner
“Cole” [name changed] was admitted to the Clarity Child Guidance Center Acute Inpatient Treatment program struggling with anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
The primary reason for his behavior was the marital conflict his parents were experiencing and Cole’s feelings that he was the reason for their problems.
Working with Cole during his hospitalization, Clarity’s inpatient therapists also provided therapy to his family, where they all heard his angst and suicidal ideation firsthand.
Through the therapy, Cole was able to share his struggles and the anxiety he was experiencing over the break-up of their family system, as well as the guilt he was feeling for not being a good enough son.
As a result of his Acute Inpatient Treatment hospitalization, Cole was provided a treatment plan and benefited from the marital counseling for his parents. Cole’s length of stay at Clarity Child Guidance Center was eight days, which is considered a “long” stay for Clarity admittance. But at the same time, it was also a very brief stay compared to the work accomplished and the positive outcome for Cole and his family.
Clarity Child Guidance Center, a United Way nonprofit partner, exists to transform the lives of children and families. The only nonprofit mental health treatment center specializing in children ages 3-17 in San Antonio and South Texas, Clarity’s inpatient and outpatient programs include a range of services including crisis stabilization, psychiatric evaluations and ongoing therapy.