Helping Children and Adolescents Reach Their Full Potential
For children and teens, finding the right mental health services could mean the difference between a life that’s full of promise and hope, and one that’s a constant struggle. At Cincinnati Children’s, we offer a complete range of programs and services designed specifically for their needs.
The Mental and Behavioral Health Institute combines the divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. This integration creates a comprehensive entity where children can find care for every aspect of their mental health.
Our Commitment to Care
For more than two decades, Cincinnati Children's has been committed to researching and treating mental, behavioral and developmental health disorders in children and adolescents. Despite this commitment, the demand for services remains great.
To accelerate and scale up our work to address the ongoing crisis facing America’s youth, we formed the Mental and Behavioral Health Institute. With a streamlined organizational structure, the institute strengthens the connections among its three foundational divisions and enables deeper collaboration across specialties.
Together, we stand committed to addressing our nation's mental health challenges. From expanding access to care to conducting vital research, we are dedicated to improving outcomes for children in Greater Cincinnati and beyond.
A Leader in Innovation
Our scientists conduct groundbreaking research to improve outcomes for children with mental and behavioral health disorders.
Key initiatives include using artificial intelligence to develop advanced early-warning tools to detect anxiety, depression and suicide risk; reinventing outpatient care to bring more mental health expertise to primary care settings; plus innovations in managing migraine, ADHD, eating disorders and more.
This work is fueled by funding from the National Institutes of Health, private industry, and charitable foundations.