It’s a struggle sometimes to shut down that voice of negativity in your head. Vulnerable teens especially can fall into the trap of seeing everything through a pessimistic lens. But you can help your teen see things differently, said Akron Children’s Hospital psychologist Kevin Triemstra. Reframing negative thinking can have a positive impact on emotional […]
Dr. Laura Markley, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, answers questions for Mental Health Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of adolescent deaths in Ohio. Talk about some of the common myths. The biggest myth that comes to mind is that if children are asked about […]
You wouldn’t hesitate to call the doctor if your child has a physical health problem. Likewise, if your child is having extreme behavioral issues and you worry he or she might have a mental health condition, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. But where do you start? How do you know whether to call a […]
The very nature of the word “crisis” means you cannot plan for it and it can happen anytime or anywhere. But, for 10 years now, parents of children in a mental or behavioral health crisis know help is just a phone call or ER visit away. A mental health assessment and referral service, Psychiatric Intake […]
Akron Children’s Psychiatric Intake Response Center and Partial Hospitalization Program received accolades at the 5th annual Morgan Impact Awards, honoring individuals and organizations making an impact in areas of mental health, education and the arts.