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Learn More About Heartland Behavioral Health Services

Information About Us for Children, Adolescents and their Families

Action Alliance Partnership

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), a public-private partnership, has partnered with Heartland Behavioral Health Services, to strengthen the country’s clinical capacity to provide innovative suicide prevention and care. The partnership significantly advances one of the central priorities of the Action Alliance—to transform health systems and reduce suicides—and marks Heartland Behavioral Health Services commitment to be at the leading edge of the transformation.

As a proud supporter of the National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention, Heartland Behavioral Health Services provides education and resources to the communities we serve.

Our Campus

Heartland Behavioral Health Services is a pediatric behavioral health center which sits on 50 acres on the outskirts of Nevada, Missouri, 60 miles north of Joplin and 90 miles south of Kansas City. Unlike most acute and residential facilities for youth in Missouri, Heartland’s non-institutional approach offers a plethora of activities for their residents.

Amenities Include:

  • 5,000 sq. ft. equestrian center
  • Baseball and softball field
  • Basketball court
  • Bowling alley
  • Gymnasium
  • Beautiful, peaceful surroundings
  • Access to YMCA
  • Access to local outdoor aquatic center

A Rural Setting

Heartland Behavioral Health Services’ facility is nestled within 50 secluded acres in Nevada, Missouri, providing the perfect rural area setting for our residents to heal and grow. A reprieve from everyday life, our peaceful environment allows residents to return to the basics and reconnect with themselves and others. We also offer leisure activities, such as baseball, basketball and an equestrian program, that allow children and adolescents to enjoy themselves while building self-confidence, trust and teamwork.

Programs and Services Offered

Heartland Behavioral Health Services has been providing care for children and adolescents for over 100 years in Nevada, Missouri. We treat male and female patients ages 4 through 17 in both acute as well as residential programs for conditions ranging from depression, anxiety and other mood disorders to recovering from a traumatic event. All of our programs have been designed and tailored to help our patients grow and prosper. For those at immediate risk of self injury, suicidal youth mental health services are available at Heartland Behavioral Health Services.

Our acute care services act as a short term crisis stabilization service for male and female patients ages 4 through 17. This program was designed for children that may be struggling and need to be placed into an intensive therapeutic environment. Treatment modalities used include individual therapy and group therapy. We also offer a military youth inpatient treatment program, to address the specific needs of the  children of military service members and veterans.

Our residential program utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based, trauma-focused therapy treatment model that teaches young people useful skills such as distress tolerance and emotional regulation. Originally developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), DBT residential services at Heartland Behavioral Health Services provide an evidence-based treatment model which aims to help patients cope with overwhelming stress and emotions.

Heartland Behavioral Health Services offers a wide range of exceptional therapeutic amenities aimed at strengthening emotional, cognitive and social functioning while enhancing empathy and self-awareness to facilitate meaningful change.

Need Help? Give Us a Call.

Heartland Behavioral Health Services provides acute inpatient and residential treatment services to children and adolescents at our treatment facilities in Nevada, Missouri. We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, however, our professional staff offer 24/7 assessments at no cost. We can be reached anytime by calling 800-654-9605. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.