Virtual Deskside Briefing | Compass Health Center Introduces Adolescent Mental Health & Substance Use Program, Prioritizing Timely Access to Care

September 28, 2023 |  12:00pm - 12:30pm CT

Discover how Compass Health Center’s Mental Health & Substance Use program can support your children, students, and clients.  

Our Chicago location leaders will provide an overview of the unique treatment needs of youth struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns. Specific psychiatric and psychopharmacological interventions and approaches will also be covered. This briefing will provide an overview of the treatment approach, structure, and services provided in our program and how they lead to optimal treatment outcomes for patients and families. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the importance of early intervention for adolescents struggling with substance use and mental health disorders to introduce adaptive approaches to coping and expand support.  
  • Understanding of the unique impact of substance use on adolescents with mental health concerns, including impact on brain chemistry, as well as potential psychopharmacological interventions to support patients in treatment  
  • Understanding of the structure, approach and supports available within the MHSU program at Compass

Who should join: School Leaders, Parents and Outpatient Referral Sources are invited to a special Deskside Briefing.  


  • Ann Bystedt, LCSW, Senior Director, Child & Adolescent Programs, Chicago 
  • Dr. Nick Hatzis, MD, Medical Director, Child & Adolescent Programs, Chicago 
  • Adam Honecker, LCSW, Director, Adolescent Program, Chicago