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.
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, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.
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.