Paradigm Malibu Wins Second Consecutive Award for Teen Mental Health Treatment

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Facility's Success Covers Wide Range of Behavioral and Mental Health Issues

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The fact is that many teens suffer from real mental health issues that go undiagnosed.

For the second year running, mental health treatment center Paradigm Malibu received recognition as the Best Residential Treatment Program for Adolescents. Awarded by not-for-profit organization Teen Help Alliance, the distinction singles out that facility which excels to the highest degree at providing residential mental health services for young Americans. Paradigm Malibu offers help with many of the problems which teenagers face today, including substance abuse and eating disorders, and always seeks to uncover and address the fundamental issues which lead to these.

"At Paradigm Malibu, we recognize that many of the behavioral issues that cause concern in parents are in fact symptoms," co-founder and CEO Cole Rucker stated. "And we always make sure to get to the roots of these problems to give our patients the best chances of conquering them." Teen co-occurring disorder treatment is an approach which seeks to put issues like substance abuse into the context of underlying mental health. Many mental health professionals feel that these difficulties, which can sometimes be viewed by laypersons as simply "kids being kids" or the like, are often the product of depression and other more fundamental problems.

Many of those who arrive at Paradigm Malibu because of such issues benefit from teen depression treatment, then. While health care professionals and counselors who work in the program make sure that teens make consistent progress with these pointed, pressing behavioral problems, they also work to resolve often long-standing and unrecognized mental health issues like depression. Thanks to this focus on working directly to address both symptoms and underlying conditions, the clinic consistently helps its patients achieve long-lasting results.

"There's no question that the teen years are difficult ones for many," Rucker continued, "But the fact is that many teens suffer from real mental health issues that go undiagnosed." Teens who exhibit behaviors like eating disorders and substance abuse may in fact be using these as ways of alleviating the depression, anxiety and mental suffering they are experiencing. Teen mental health treatment can therefore make the difference where traditional programs aimed strictly at those behaviors themselves will not. The clinic's recent award reflects its success in applying this philosophy to the lives of the teenagers it is entrusted with. It also focuses on ensuring that its patients will continue their successes after their residences end by providing first-class after-care services.

About Paradigm Malibu:
Teen residential mental health center Paradigm Malibu was founded and is led by Dr. Jeff Nalin and Cole Rucker, who between them have nearly forty years of experience treating teenagers. The facility and staff together foster a supportive, recuperative environment where young people can recognize and address issues that lead them to engage in undesirable behaviors. Learn more about the facility on their website

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