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 […]
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.
In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for the Partial Hospitalization Program at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the differences between depression and sadness, as well as what parents can do to help their kids cope during troubled times.
Akron Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program has been a lifesaver for teens in crisis. The program teaches troubled teens experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges valuable life skills while keeping them in the community, and avoiding psychiatric inpatient hospitalization. It can also help transition those teens who are hospitalized back to home and school.
This essay won the 2011 Tri-County High School Literary Contest. Depression is like being in a cage. It is a dark prison where seemingly impenetrable walls surround my body, disconnecting my mind from reality. These walls stand in the way of hope, the light which keeps me fighting. The light of my world is covered […]
Words cannot fully express the gratitude that we feel for Akron Children’s partial hospitalization program (PHP). My daughter, Emily, was a PHP patient twice this past year and it was the program that brought her through the storm of depression (and bipolar II). This spring, Emily graduated Salutatorian of her high school class. The only […]