The percentage of young adults experiencing mental health disorders in this country has risen significantly over the past decade, with increases in serious psychological distress, major depression and suicidal thoughts and attempts. The pandemic has exponentially increased these issues: According to a CDC survey in June, 25.5 percent of adults ages 18–24 seriously considered suicide in the last 30 days, and many more are experiencing adverse mental health symptoms, including trauma-related disorders associated with COVID-19.

In response to this mental health crisis, Newport Institute, a series of mental health treatment programs for young adults ages 18–27, has opened residential treatment centers in the Greater Seattle Area, San Francisco Bay Area, and Greater Los Angeles Area, with locations coming soon near New York City and Washington DC. Newport Institute offers immersive, primary mental health services in gender-specific healing centers for young adults who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression and suicidality, and who may have co-occurring substance use or eating disorders.

“This generation of young adults faces unique social challenges and pressures and, as a result, we’ve seen a rise in mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and trauma,” said Joe Procopio, CEO. “Sadly, young adults lack treatment options specific to their needs, with many turning to self-coping in the form of self-destructive behaviors. Newport Institute provides clinically sophisticated therapeutic services with a tailored treatment program for each client to help them achieve sustainable mental wellness and independence.”

Newport Institute, a division of Newport Healthcare and Newport Academy, provides evidence-based healing centers for young adults struggling with primary mental health issues. Newport offers a family-systems approach, providing gender-specific, individualized, integrated programs that encompass clinical therapy, career and academic support, and experiential practices. Offerings include residential treatment centers, Partial Hospitalization Programs, and Intensive Outpatient Programs. With the mission to empower minds and restore families. Newport Institute nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of individuals from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love.

At Newport Institute, clients participate in individual, group, and family therapy, while also spending time in learning labs with academic and career assessments and counseling, college courses, and resume-building instruction. Life skills training covers financial independence, relapse prevention, and goal setting, while holistic offerings include art therapy, music therapy, yoga therapy, mindfulness, and more. 

Newport Institute’s programs are actively accepting new clients and work with all major insurances. Learn more at