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Depression/Mood Disorders

Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed – yet often misdiagnosed — psychiatric disorders. It is a condition to be taken especially seriously, particularly among young adults.

Depression is the #1 cause of suicide among young adults. Considering approximately 20 percent of teens experience depression before they reach adulthood, correctly identifying depression – and finding the right treatment – is critical.

If you for any reason suspect depression in your child, get a professional diagnosis immediately. Signs of depression include:
  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Irritability, anger, or hostility
  • Tearfulness or frequent crying
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Poor school performance
  • Changes in eating and sleeping habits
To treat this prevalent and far too often deadly disease, our program utilizes:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Strength-based programming.

Our program provides youth the skills to stabilize their behavioral concerns by helping them develop and utilize coping skills to maintain positive behaviors and recovery in their mental health struggles.
Other Mood Disorders we treat include:
  • Major depression
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
  • Mood disorder due to a general medical condition
  • Substance induced mood disorder
Depression – Residential

If your teen has severe depression or in danger of self-harm, he or she may need a more intensive treatment program until symptoms improve.

Features of the residential program:
  • Individualized Treatment planning
  • Safe, comfortable home-like environment
  • Quality education from an onsite accredited school
  • Supported and supervised 24 hours a day by trained behavioral health staff
  • Quality healthcare from licensed medical professionals
  • Nursing support and medication management 24 hours
  • Oversight from a specialized adolescent psychiatrist
  • Healthy, nutritional meals approved by licensed dietitians
  • Recreational activities including onsite swimming.
  • Weekly therapy with trained therapy dogs.
  • Art therapy, forward thinking journaling, and self-reflection activities.
  • Connected to community-based supports to establish long-term recovery.
  • Discharge planning and assistance with step down services.
Our Residential Depression Treatment Programs
Depression - Outpatient

Our depression outpatient programs provide support and structure for addressing issues surrounding depression. Participants partake in individual, family therapy, and group counseling sessions to support development of coping skills, personal strategies for success, and establishing appropriate communication models for use at home, school, and in the community. It uses the 12-Step model of recovery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Our Outpatient Depression Treatment Programs

Over 47 Years of Successful Recovery

Since 1970, The New Foundation has been a trusted provider of treatment for Arizona’s youth. Located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, its 52 semi-private bedroom facility situated on a three-acre campus combines evidence-based practices and individualized care to provide the most effective treatment for youth struggling with depression, trauma, mood disorders, and addiction.


Outpatient Overview

The New Foundation’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents ages 11-17 years old provides a structured therapeutic treatment environment for individuals with substance abuse challenges, behavioral health issues, or both (also known as co-occurring disorders). With decades of experience dealing with psychiatric illness and dual diagnosis, The New Foundation’s IOP is unlike any other in Arizona.


The New Foundation School

The New Foundation School provides accelerated education services for clients enrolled in residential care. Located on the TNF campus, it is fully accredited by AdvancED and teaches both regular and special education. Individualized Education Plans (I.E.P.) are reviewed to ensure we are able to accommodate each child’s educational needs.  The curriculum focuses on meeting Arizona’s Common Core Standards in the primary subjects to enable clients to rejoin their age-appropriate peers upon returning to their communities and schools.


“I have come a long way and have you to thank for it. I have my own plan and am attending college going for a history degree. I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for the time I was there.”

Robert RTC child

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

The New Foundation has held accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations since 1994. The New Foundation accepts most major private or employer-sponsored health insurance plans, AHCCCS, and most Arizona Native American Tribal Healthcare Insurance plans.

Health Choice
United Healthcare
Bluecross Blueshield
Magellen Health
American Ben
APS Healthcare
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