Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions regarding Benchmark Behavioral Health. If you require additional information or have questions not addressed here, please contact us at 1-801-299-5300, and our staff will be happy to assist you:
What ages are treated at Benchmark?
Benchmark treats adolescents and young adult males between 13 and 20 years of age. We are able to provide treatment through their 20th year until the day before they turn 21.
What programs are offered at Benchmark?
Benchmark is proud to offer the following programs for adolescents and young adults:
- Adolescent Behavioral Misconduct Program
- Adolescent Sexual Misconduct Program
- Young Adult Sexual Misconduct Program
What are the admissions criteria for Benchmark?
The adolescent or young adult must be male and between the ages of 13 and 20. We are able to provide treatment for teens through their 20th year until the day before they turn 21.
The adolescent has been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, has failed outpatient therapies and is currently exhibiting behaviors such as, but not limited to:
- Psychotic symptoms
- Severe mood swings
- Extreme oppositional or defiant responses to peers and/or parents
- Explosiveness or uncontrolled rages of anger
- Evidence of substance abuse or dependency
- Suicidal ideations, threats or attempts
- Inability to control aggressiveness, cruelty and physical acting out
- Impulsive behaviors
- Runaway behaviors
- Self-destructive behaviors
- Destruction of property
- Lying, covert behavior, stealing
- Evidence of ritualistic behaviors
- Must exhibit signs of primary mental illness
- IQ of 50 and above
While our residential treatment center is well-suited to the needs of adolescents with a dual diagnosis some factors may exclude a youth from admission, including:
- Actively suicidal and/or homicidal, requiring acute hospitalization.
- Unstable medical conditions that might do irreversible damage to the patient, which requires intensive medical management.
- Actively psychotic or severely disorganized thought processes requiring stabilization, which precludes residential care.
- Severe organic brain disorders and non-ambulatory individuals.