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Tackling the Teen Mental Health Crisis

Findings from multiple organizations highlight the severity of the youth mental health crisis in America. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, in 2020, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for ages 10-14 and the third-leading cause for ages 15-24. A December 2021 U.S. surgeon general’s advisory on youth mental health reported that…

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A Day in the Life of an Embark Short-Term Residential Therapist

For adolescents who need 24/7 care to address their mental health issues, a short-term residential treatment program can be a critical part of the healing process. At the heart of these programs are therapists whose expertise, skills, and compassion make a significant impact on their patients. What’s a typical day like for these therapists, how…

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Understanding and Navigating Insurance for Mental Health Treatment

When adolescents need mental health services, one of the first questions their parents ask is often, “Will insurance cover treatment?” followed by “How do we work with our insurance company?” To help parents best understand — and navigate — the insurance process, Laurie Brown, vice president of revenue cycle management at Embark Behavioral Health, a…

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Eating for Mental Health at Embark Short-Term Residential Programs

As the country’s preeminent mental health treatment provider for adolescents and young adults, Embark Behavioral Health ensures the preteens and teens in its short-term residential programs receive excellent care in all areas. This includes providing a healthy diet aimed at improving their physical and emotional health. “Food is a basic need in the hierarchy of…

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Mona Treadway Serves As Example of Strong Female Leadership at Embark Behavioral Health

Accepting the young adult division president role at Embark Behavioral Health was an easy decision for Mona Treadway. She would be able to put her considerable experience to use on a larger scale than before and work with other amazing women at the company, including executive directors and vice presidents. “There are far too many…

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The Journey: Stories of Healing at Short-Term Residential Treatment Centers

Kennedy was in a dark place when she arrived at Embark at Hobble Creek, a short-term residential treatment center in Utah. “Before I came here, I hated myself,” she said. “I didn’t want to live. And now I have a reason to live. I have a reason to be with my family. I have a…

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Deschutes Wilderness Therapy program in Bend Oregon

Deschutes Wilderness Therapy: 2021 Best Year Yet in Bend, Oregon

Deschutes Wilderness Therapy, one of Embark Behavioral Health’s three wilderness programs, continues to help provide an ever-increasing number of teens, young adults, and their families with the opportunity to heal their relationships and foster personal growth. In 2021, the Bend, Oregon, program continued to be an industry leader in wilderness therapy.  “We’ve harnessed our strengths…

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Group celebrates the Atlanta North 1 year anniversary

Embark Atlanta North Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary of Providing Premier Mental Health Treatment for Teens and Young Adults.

Embark at Atlanta North recently celebrated its first anniversary, furthering Embark Behavioral Health’s mission of providing specialized outpatient mental health support for teens and young adults ages 13-25 and their families.  Located in Alpharetta, Georgia, in the Greater Atlanta area, Atlanta North is part of Embark’s extensive network of therapy centers across the United States. By offering insurance-reimbursed, premier mental…

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Group of Embark Leaders Training on Hiring Process to Recruit Top Employees

Embark Embraces Hiring Process To Help Find Top Employees

To support maintaining high standards within its team, Embark Behavioral Health has used the “Topgrading” hiring method for seven years. Recently, the company held an event to train the company leaders on Topgrading, and how to implement it for hiring new employees. The Topgrading process follows the principles laid out by Bradford D. Smart in…

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Embark’s CEO Named One of the Most Influential Healthcare Entrepreneurs in the U.S

Alex Stavros, Chief Executive Officer of Embark Behavioral Health, a network of nationwide therapy centers for adolescents and young adults, has been chosen by The Healthcare Insights as one of the U.S.’s most influential healthcare entrepreneurs. “With the goal of improving healthcare for all, (these individuals) are continually strengthening the healthcare industry and setting a precedent…

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