Adolescence can be a difficult time for young people and their parents. Many adolescents experience changes in behaviors and feelings as they struggle to become more independent and develop a sense of individual identity.
However, a number of adolescents experience mental health problems that interfere with their normal development and daily life activities. Some mental health problems are mild, while others are more severe. Some last for only short periods of time, while others, potentially, last a lifetime.
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s features six inpatient units, one of which is located at the Lindner Center of HOPE. These acute crisis programs focus on stabilizing patients, most of whom stay an average of eight days.