Making the right diagnosis, finding a mental health professional and obtaining health insurance coverage are the main challenges families face. Many insurers do not provide equal benefits for mental health services as they do for other general medical services. There are often long waiting lists to receive quality services. Patients who have a "dual diagnosis" of developmental and/or medical conditions along with their mental health condition seem to have the most difficulty finding appropriate services.

The Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children's has compiled a list of Greater Cincinnati and national resources that provide mental health services.

See School Special Education, College, Recreation, and Condition-Specific Web Resources for additional information, community links and supports.