Rogers Behavioral Health

Rogers marks Mental Health Month with new mental health and addiction treatment for children and adolescents in Madison

Posted on 05/01/19 04:29:pm

(MADISON, Wis.) – Approximately 1 in 5 youth ages 13 to 18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

As Mental Health Month kicks off in May, conversations continue to shed light on how communities and clinicians can fill the gap in services that can meet the critical mental health needs of children, teens, and families.

New mental health and addiction treatment for children and teens at Rogers Behavioral Health

Children and adolescents struggling with OCD, anxiety, and mental health disorders with co-occurring addiction have a new opportunity for treatment and recovery at Rogers Behavioral Health in Madison.

Jerry Halverson, MD, Rogers’ chief medical officer, says, “It’s gratifying to be able to respond to the needs of a growing number of children and families. As we are able to demonstrate the outcomes our patients experience during and after treatment, it offers hope to others who are struggling with mental illness and addiction. We’re able to show them that if they actively engage in treatment, they are giving themselves the best chance of recovery and living healthy lives full of potential.”

Innovative, nationally-recognized programs for OCD, anxiety

Rogers offers some of the most comprehensive programs for OCD and anxiety in the country. Leaders in psychiatry and psychology across the Rogers system treat more patients daily for OCD than any other behavioral health provider.

Evidence-based approach for treating mental health and co-occurring addiction

According to the Center on Addiction, 9 out of 10 adults who develop substance problems started using before they turned 18. Nearly one-third of people with mental illness also have an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Research shows the best way to reduce symptoms is to treat mental health and addiction issues at the same time.

“It is crucial we recognize how underlying mental health issues contribute to substance use disorders and how substance use impacts mental health conditions. It’s best to treat them in an integrated manner,” says Dr. Halverson.

With admissions occurring within hours, children in treatment at Rogers receive direct access to board-certified psychiatrists and specialized treatment from a multidisciplinary team of mental health experts. Together they work with children and families to provide necessary medications and compassionate care.

Learn about Rogers’ demonstrated treatment outcomes.

Free screenings are the first step in the admissions process by calling 608-238-4411 requesting a screening at Rogers also offers intensive treatment for adults suffering from addiction, depression and other mood disorders, OCD and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD.

Rogers’ Madison location, 406 Science Drive, Suite 110, is part of Rogers Behavioral Health—one of the largest not-for-profit behavioral healthcare providers in the U.S. since 1907.

Residential expansion reduces waitlists and new treatment options

Rogers is also expanding its residential treatment programs in nearby Oconomowoc and West Allis in June 2019, bringing the system’s total residential beds to 290. Plans include an innovative new residential trauma recovery program for adults suffering from PTSD and other trauma-related disorders, a new environment for adolescents with eating disorders, a new mental health and addiction program, and expanded depression recovery programs for adults and adolescents.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to to request a free screening.