Offered by Mercy Options Behavioral Health Services
Mercyhealth offers mental health care for people of all ages, including child psychiatrist services. Mercyhealth’s child psychiatry professionals diagnose and treat mental health disorders affecting children and their families. These emotional and behavioral problems can stem from environmental, developmental, or genetic factors and traumatizing experiences. Because children are very sensitive to the world around them and not yet adapted to handle life changes as well as adults, they require specialized psychiatric care when it comes to dealing with loss, grief, loneliness, sadness, lack of confidence, and concentration issues.
Mercy Options Behavioral Health Services provides help for a wide range of mental health services from outpatient day treatment programming to individual and group therapy for teens and children.
A therapist, or psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in children and adolescent psychiatry and mental health can diagnose and treat:
- Anger outbursts
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Disruptive behavior
- Eating disorders
- Family and relationship difficulties (such as dealing with divorce)
- Grief and loss
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration or attention
- Poor work or school performance
- Suicidal thoughts
- Withdrawal from family and friends
To find child psychiatry services in your area, call the Mercy Options Behavioral Health Services information and referral line, (800) 341-1450.