At the Austen Riggs Center, our patients come from across the country and from abroad, from all walks of life and from backgrounds representing a wide range of patient demographics.
Riggs accepts patients 18 years of age and older. The median length of stay is about 6 months.
Of patients admitted to Riggs in 2023, most identify as female (48%) or male (42%). 7% identify as non-binary. Admitted patients 1/1/23-9/14/23; n=62
While we welcome people from across the country and around the world, more than half of our patients come from New England, New York, and the upper Mid-Atlantic region. Our top referring states (in order) are New York, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Admitted patients 5/20/20-9/14/23; n=235; 2% unreported
At the Center, many patients are diagnostically complex at admission, with an average of six disorders. In addition, 60% of patients have suffered from early abuse, neglect, deprivation, or loss; 49% have made at least one potentially lethal suicide attempt; and 60% have been hospitalized three times or more.
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