The typical North Star patient is an average kid from a good family. He has many talents and great potential. However, this good kid is now dealing with depression, anxiety. He is currently participating in self-destructive behavior: struggling with substance abuse and/or addictions, school failure, and other self-harming acts of rebellion.
North Star accepts patients who exhibit emotional and/or behavioral problems which prevent them from functioning adequately in their home or community environments. Referrals to our program are initiated by psychiatrists, therapists, or mental health professionals. We also receive referrals from school counselors, substance abuse counselors, clergy, and direct referrals from parents.