Getting Admitted for Treatment
Natchez Trace Youth Academy admits boys ages 11 to 17 who are experiencing a range of behavioral and mental health issues that cannot be managed in a regular setting at home or school. Often, boys in our program have been struggling with mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues), violence and aggression, and oppositional/defiant behavior. These issues can manifest in the form of truancy, instances of running away, bad behavioral, and an exhibited lack of impulse control.
Natchez Trace Youth Academy accepts boys from whether they’re coming from familial situations (admissions by parents/guardians) or being referred by state sources. Boys accepted into the program will have a DSM IV clinical diagnosis of a mental disorder or will have been identified by a mental health professional as having at least moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems and in need of residential treatment. Both dependent and delinquent classifications of state custody are acceptable for admission.
If your child or patient is experiencing mental health issues that can’t be handled on an outpatient basis, residential treatment at Natchez Trace could be a good fit for your child. Our staff can help by conducting a no-cost mental health assessment to see if our facility can be helpful to you, your child and your family. If you are a parent, guardian, social worker or mental health professional looking to make a referral, please visit our Referrals Page to complete a form and get additional information.
For additional information about what a child should pack for their stay, when parents can visit, and when you can speak with your child after admission, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Natchez Trace accepts Medicaid, TRICARE®, and most commercial health insurance policies. If you’re concerned about how to pay for treatment, our admissions staff can meet with you to discuss financial options to ensure your child or patient can receive care.
Reach Out for Help
Our admissions staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. to schedule a no-cost, mental health assessment. Call 931-296-1183 to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.