Is Hospitalization Needed?
At times, hospitalization may be the only way to help your child. (See list of inpatient mental health options below.) Hospitalization may be necessary because your child is:
Thinking about hurting himself/herself or others
Seeing or hearing things (hallucinations)
Having bizarre or paranoid thoughts (delusions)
Being extremely aggressive or destructive
Using drugs or alcohol and refusing to stop/ not able to stop
Not eating or sleeping for an extended period of time
Exhibiting severe psychiatric symptoms (e.g. anxiety, mania, or depression) that has not responded to treatment
For more information on signs & symproms visit our page on children's mental health crisis
EMERGENCY ROOM & HOSPITAL
Most of us have experience visiting the ER. We might get a chest x-ray or physical exam and then leave with antibiotics for an infection or a cast on a broken bone. But, going to the ER for a mental health emergency can feel different. If our child is not admitted, we can leave feeling scared or confused..
If you have time, CLICK HERE to read about what the ER can (and can't) do for your child in a psychiatric emergency.
Inpatient Mental Health Services for youth
Accepting children under the age of 12 AND adolescents
Child/Adolescent Mixed Unit (ages 5-18)
800 E. 28th St.; Minneapolis, MN 55407
Fairview 2450 Riverside Ave; Minneapolis, MN 55454
9400 Zane Ave N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
1216 Second Street SW; Rochester, MN 55902
502 E. Second St.; Duluth, MN 55805
Accepting ONLY Adolescents (12-18)
Age 18 must be in highschool
333 North Smith Ave; St. Paul, MN 55102
1406 Sixth Ave N; St. Cloud, MN 56303
Mixed Units (Adolescents and Adults)
These require parent/guardian consent to be on a mixed unit. Staff carefully screen when looking at accepting adolescent patients.
1095 Highway 15 S; Hutchinson, MN 55350
1324 Fifth St. N; New Ulm, MN 56073