Newport Academy, which operates a community of applications for teenagers with psychological well being issues, this week introduced that it has expanded within the Los Angeles space with the opening of residential therapy facilities within the northwest a part of the town, together with an outpatient program in Santa Monica.
Michael “Jep” Stokes has been employed to steer the residential applications. Stokes involves Newport having most lately served as market vp of behavioral well being companies for HCA Healthcare. Beforehand, he served as CEO of an Acadia residential therapy facility and as chief working officer for Common Well being Companies. The residential program management group can even embody Rebekah Sanchez Norton, LMFT, who will function scientific director. Don Grant, MA, MFA, DAC, SUDCC IV, PhD, beforehand was introduced as director of outpatient companies for the Santa Monica facility.
Newport Academy’s transfer to open extra psychological well being therapy services in Southern California comes as a Psychological Well being America report exhibits greater than 13% of California teenagers had a serious depressive episode throughout the previous 12 months and a CDC report notes that 34% of Los Angeles teenagers reported feeling unhappy or hopeless for no less than 14 straight days, with 13% severely contemplating suicide.
The brand new L.A. applications will complement present Newport choices in Orange County, California, and the northern a part of the state. Newport Academy mentioned in a information launch that it additionally plans to open extra younger adult-focused psychological well being therapy facilities in Los Angeles within the coming months.