Paradigm San Francisco is pleased to announce the expansion of residential treatment services in Marin County. The program recently opened a second facility, doubling the number of young people being served in our Northern California location. Regarding the agency’s continued growth, co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Jeff Nalin states “The demand for inpatient mental health and addiction services for adolescents in the Region has far exceeded our expectations. We look very forward to being of service to more families in Northern California.” He adds, “All of our growth is rooted in a firm commitment to ensure that the quality of services we provide remain among the best in the nation. This new facility will meet or exceed the high expectations consumers and members of the treatment community have come to hold for Paradigm programs.”
The most common issues currently being treated at Paradigm San Francisco include the following;
- Teen Depression: Common symptoms include withdrawing from friends and family, sadness or hopelessness that affects daily life or lasts longer than two weeks, physical symptoms like stomach aches and headaches, uncharacteristic anger, and, in severe cases, suicidal thoughts.
- Teen Anxiety: Anxious teens might spend a lot of time worrying, experience panic attacks, avoid leaving the house or going places where they are afraid they might experience anxiety, and have a hard time coping with stress.
- Substance Abuse and Addiction: Adolescents with substance abuse and addiction issues often hide their struggle for long periods of time. Symptoms can include bloodshot eyes, a disheveled appearance, failing at school, dropping friends, and behavioral changes.
- Internet, Social Media and Gaming Abuse and Addiction: Teens often do spend a lot of time on the Internet, but those with an abuse or addiction to the Internet, Social Media or Gaming might lose interest in other activities, avoid face-to-face contact, and stop interacting with family members and friends in lieu of being online.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: If an adolescent has gone through a traumatic event like abuse or assault, witnessing violence, or losing a family member or close friend, they might suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms include sleep disturbances, reliving the event, and spiraling into depression.
Families who are concerned about their teenagers’ mental health, behavioral health, or substance use should contact a licensed mental health professional for guidance. Paradigm maintains a 24 hour hotline to assist families and professionals who are seeking mental health and behavioral health support and referrals. Please phone 855-780 TEEN (8336) for prompt assistance.