Mental Health Resources
We care about the mental and emotional health of your child! Society is changing at warp speed. So much has changed since we were kids, and often it is very challenging to even know where to begin when we have concerns about our children’s mental health. Your pediatrician is here to help! There are many aspects to mental and emotional health. Here are a few resources for you to have at your fingertips.
ADHD Evaluation and Management
If you or your child’s teacher has concerns about attention or focus, these resources can help your provider in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and determine next steps in care. Please download and fill out the appropriate form and return to your provider.
- Vanderbilt Parent Initial Assessment
- Vanderbilt Parent Follow-Up Assessment
- Vanderbilt Teacher Initial Assessment
- Vanderbilt Teacher Follow-Up Assessment
Your provider may be able to receive all information electronically through Mehealth for ADHD™. If you have discussed this with your provider, click here to complete electronically.
Mindpeace is a Cincinnati Organization that offers support in multiple areas of mental health. It has a robust website with many links to mental health providers in the community and schools. They have calming and mindfulness activities for all ages on their website. There are resources and links to articles regarding suicide awareness. They also have links to trusted apps and websites. Click here to learn more.
If your child does not have a mental health provider, and they are experiencing a non-life threatening mental health crisis, you are encouraged to contact the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center at 513 636 4124. The PIRC staff will help you to decide the most effective level of intervention for your child’s mental health crisis – which may include an urgent psychiatric assessment in the PIRC Bridge Clinic. You should call 911 or go to the emergency department if you are experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, or are directed to go there by a medical provider.