Behavioral Health Center

Growing up in today's world is hard and many children or teens may go through life experiences that cause them to feel anxious, depressed or even suicidal. As a parent or a caregiver, it can be hard to know when to ask for help. The Behavioral Health Center brings all services together in an expanded space that will provide a talented, dedicated team of caregivers, physicians and professionals with the facilities, resources, tools and programs they need to ensure that these most vulnerable children receive the high quality treatment they need and deserve. Click to learn more.

Psychology/Psychiatry

June
18,
2020
| 11:50 AM America/Chicago
For children who experience racism, the health consequences can be lifelong. From mental health issues such as depression and anxiety to physical health problems like hypertension and chronic disease, those who experience discrimination based on the
May
08,
2020
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
By Lisa Elliott, licensed psychologist With more kids at home and without a lot to do, it’s not surprising most of us have eased up on our screen-time restrictions during the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, statistics show it’s now more
April
07,
2020
| 11:27 AM America/Chicago
Whitney Appleby, Ph.D., licensed psychologist at Cook Children's, shares deep breathing skills for children and families.
April
07,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
All children, regardless of age, developmental level or health status, could be feeling stress due to the ways in which their routines and lives have changed in response to Covid-19. Here are a few tips for talking with your children during this
October
17,
2019
| 11:21 AM America/Chicago
Suicide rates among young people rose at an alarming rate in the U.S. between 2007 and 2017, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found: That suicides increased by 56% during the 10-year
October
17,
2018
| 15:16 PM America/Chicago
The Promise to improve the health of every child in our region extends past the medical walls of Cook Children’s Medical Center. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, experts from Cook Children’s gathered at the Regional Child Health Summit to look at 2018 data
October
03,
2018
| 10:30 AM America/Chicago
I know a lot of you are putting on your favorite pink shirt to watch Mean Girls for the umpteenth time. After all, this is a modern classic. So much so that October 3 has become #MeanGirlsDay. From Heathers to Mean Girls, these ‘rites of
August
17,
2018
| 10:26 AM America/Chicago
You’re holding your child’s hand on your way to the first day of school. The squeeze on your hand is tighter than usual. Then suddenly your little one sees a friend, smiles, releases your grip and you watch them run to school together without a care
June
11,
2018
| 10:29 AM America/Chicago
Because we are part of the Cook Children's Health System, we are also uniquely positioned to care for those children coping with mental health as well as chronic physical conditions or diagnoses. Click here to learn more about our Behavioral
May
17,
2018
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
The number of children showing up in emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and attempts is on the rise, especially during the school year. According to a new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids ages 5 to 17 were
April
06,
2018
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children