Paige Schantz’s life was picture perfect – married to her childhood sweetheart and mother of 2 healthy boys with a loving home – until one day her world turned upside down. “Everyone came downstairs preparing to head off to school like we always did and found my husband had committed suicide … just like that […]
Within the past year there have been a lot of changes in the behavioral health division – from a new space to a new name: Lois and John Orr Family Behavioral Health Center. These ‘new’ beginnings inspired the department’s leadership team to add one more new thing – staff recognition awards. “Our Behavioral Health Ambassador […]
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.