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YouthFirst Teens


Helping teens throughout East Texas

YouthFirst Teens at UT Health Behavioral Health is designed to identify and find solutions to the unique set of problems found in young people ages 13 through 17. Physician, family and even self-referrals are welcome.

Dealing with mental health issues among teens can be upsetting, but it’s important to understand that one in five teens and young adults live with a mental health condition. We offer support for those who ask for help, and we provide research-based therapies to aid teens and their families in overcoming painful problems, rebuilding broken relationships and starting on new paths to recovery and healthy lives. We encourage teens to find and use their voices, encouraging assertive communication to help solve some of their most overwhelming problems. Our goal is to restore balance to the lives of teens and their families.

YouthFirst Teens program helps teenagers with a host of challenges

  • Depression
  • Failing in school
  • Talking of suicide
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Exhibiting a sudden personality change
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Participating in self-harming behaviors
  • Struggling with attachment issues
  • Recovering from a history of trauma

Taking the first step can be a major decision for many teens and families. We understand. You are invited to call today for a free assessment for inpatient services at 903-266-2200.

Contact information

We ask you to call ahead for an appointment. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments will be seen first.

24-hour hotline: 903-566-0088
Toll-free: 1-800-566-0088
Tyler: 903-266-2200

UT Health Behavioral Health
4101 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75701