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 […]
Mental illness may not always go by the same name – behavioral issue, emotional disorder or mental condition – but its impact on children is consistent. Almost 1 in 5 children in the United States suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, yet only 20-25% of affected children receive treatment. “The focus shouldn’t be on how […]
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.