Not many people can say they’ve known what they wanted to do for a living since the tender age of 5, but Dr. Stephen Cosby remembers the moment vividly after receiving a toy doctor’s kit from a relative. “I would go around giving pretend shots and dispensing pretend pills to my family,” he said. As […]
Recent natural disasters, mass shootings and international conflicts in the news can have a profound effect on kids. Mental health experts at Akron Children’s Hospital offer these tips to help parents handle these difficult conversations and provide reassurance.
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 […]
Helping your child get the very most out of childhood sometimes means seeking professional care for behavioral issues. From emergency intervention to individual counseling to family therapy, we’re here to help you find the best fit.
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 […]