Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Lakeland Behavioral Health System to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Lakeland Behavioral Health System.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Military Dependent Program for Females Ages 9-20

Lakeland Behavioral Health System helps children, adolescents, and teens struggling with mental health disorders build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

Supporting Military Families

Lakeland Behavioral Health System is proud to serve the families of the brave men and women who protect our nation. Our Harmony Program was created specifically to provide a comprehensive residential treatment experience for dependent children of active-duty military members and retirees of the U.S. armed forces.

The Harmony Program features personalized care for military dependents ages 9 to 20 whose lives have been disrupted by a wide range of mental health disorders. The compassionate treatment professionals who staff the Harmony Program have considerable experience working with military families, and they are dedicated to providing superior services, maintaining a supportive healing environment, and treating each participant and family member with the utmost dignity and respect.

The Harmony Program includes programming for female military dependents. This page addresses the care and services that are provided to female children, adolescent girls, and young adult women. For information about residential care for male dependents of military members or retirees at Lakeland Behavioral Health System, please click here.

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, has a documented history of helping children, adolescents, and adults who had been struggling with a variety of mental health concerns. As its name indicates, cognitive behavioral therapy is focused on the connection between cognition, or thoughts, and behavior, or actions.

When your daughter participates in CBT sessions at Lakeland Behavioral Health Hospital, she will work with experienced professionals to better understand the connection between what she thinks and how she acts. CBT is designed to help individuals such as your daughter to identify negative thoughts, understand how they can lead to self-defeating behaviors, and then make the changes that will support healthier and more productive outcomes.

CBT is a short-term intervention that produces long-term results. Initially, your daughter will work at replacing negative thoughts and actions with a positive perspective and behavior pattern in order to achieve a specific goal. As she becomes more skilled in this effort, your daughter will be able to apply the principles of CBT in order to achieve positive outcomes when she encounters future obstacles and challenges.

Promoting Positive & Appropriate Behavior

Our incorporation of cognitive-behavioral therapy into the Harmony Program is just one component of a comprehensive effort at Lakeland Behavioral Health System to help girls and young women to take greater responsibility for their actions and assume accountability for the impact of their behaviors.

The professionals who serve in our Harmony Unit understand that inappropriate, self-defeating, and otherwise unacceptable behaviors are often symptoms of an underlying cause. Girls and women who struggle to control their behavior may be dealing with low self-esteem, unresolved trauma, or one or more mental health disorders. Instead of merely masking the symptomatic behaviors, our goal at Lakeland Behavioral Health System is to provide the comprehensive residential services that will identify and address the root causes of the problem.

The intensive nature of treatment in the Harmony Unit ensures that your daughter will receive the guidance and support that she needs to take ownership over her actions, connect with her best self, and successfully pursue the healthy and productive future that she deserves.

Working with TRICARE

At Lakeland Behavioral Health System, we have significant experience working with military families whose healthcare is funded by TRICARE. As we continue to enhance the treatment opportunities that are available military dependents via the Harmony Program, we work closely with TRICARE representatives to ensure that all services meet their strict specifications.

Our familiarity with TRICARE means that military members or retirees who are seeking professional assistance for their daughters can rest assured that Lakeland Behavioral Health System is prepared to provide the quality treatment experience that they deserve.

For answers to any questions that you may have about using your TRICARE benefits to fund your daughter’s residential care at Lakeland Behavioral Health System, please contact us at your convenience. One of our TRICARE experts will be happy to provide you with the information that you need in order to get put your daughter back on the path to a healthier and more hopeful future.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Arkansas Juvenile Officers Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Missouri Hospital Association
  • Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare
  • The Jason Foundation

We turned to Lakeland Behavioral Health for treatment because their programs are the most well-equipped in the state.

– Ethan K.