Newport Healthcare addresses national mental health shortage with new programs for teens and young adults in Minnesota

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Newport Healthcare, a national network of evidence-based healing centers for teens and young adults with primary mental health disorders, has announced the opening of new programs in Minnesota that address a regional and national shortage of treatment options exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recent report from Mental Health America (MHA) found that there were more than 70,000 Minnesota young people have had a major depressive disorder (MDE) in the past year, but 58% received no treatment. Nationwide between March and October 2020, emergency department visits for teens with mental health emergencies increased by 31% and there was a more than 50% increase in emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among 12-year-old girls -17 years. During June 2020, U.S. adults reported significantly increased adverse mental illnesses associated with COVID-19, with young adults disproportionately experiencing worse mental health outcomes, increased substance use, and increased suicidal ideation. Unfortunately, more than 31% of Minnesota residents live in an area that is deficient in mental health.

“Newport Healthcare is pleased to offer quality mental health services for Minnesota teens, young adults and families to address a gaping need for care,” said Joe Prokopio, Director. “Numerous studies have confirmed that we are seeing a huge increase in mental health problems in this country, especially among teens and young adults, whether due to the influence of social media, technological fixation or the pandemic. We must come up with effective solutions for the sake of future generations .”

Newport will offer outpatient treatment in Minneapolis and residential treatment St Cloud, Monticelloand Buffalo for youth struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health issues, as well as co-occurring substance use and eating disorders. Outpatient therapy clients live at home and meet on site or virtually every weekday for inpatient sessions and academic support. Residential therapy clients live on-site in home-like settings where they receive evidence-based clinical therapy, academic instruction, and experiential opportunities including outdoor activities, art, music, yoga, and more. Integral at from Newport clinical model is family involvement and participation to help create a healthy home environment for proven, sustainable wellness.

Accessibility and affordability of treatment have been shown to be critical to addressing the country’s current mental health crisis. Newport is actively expanding in the US and offers services that are in-network with numerous insurance companies. Last year 96% of from Newport families used insurance to pay for treatment.

For more information about from Newport diverse, results-driven, nationwide treatment options, visit

About Newport Healthcare

Newport Healthcare, including Newport Academy and Newport Institute, provides evidence-based healing centers for teens, young adults, and families struggling with primary mental health issues. Newport offers a family systems approach and offers gender-specific, individualized, integrated programs that include clinical therapy, academic or career support, and experiential practices. Offerings include residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs. Newport nourishes the physical, psychological, social, educational and spiritual needs of individuals, from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise and unconditional love. from Newport primary mission is to strengthen lives and restore families.

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Newport Healthcare addresses national mental health shortage with new programs for teens and young adults in Minnesota

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