Pediatric mental health care in Indiana | Ascension
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Pediatric mental health care in Indiana

At Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, we partner with the Stress Center to provide pediatric mental health care. Our team includes specialized pediatric therapists who provide mental and emotional health care for children and teens.

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Ascension St. VincentIt can be normal for your child to feel anxious, sad, irritable or have a hard time staying still. But when you notice mood changes that last more than a few weeks, it’s important to talk with a pediatric mental health specialist. Experienced pediatric mental health specialists at the Stress Center at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital provide personalized care for mental health conditions such as:

  • Alcohol and drug dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Your child’s doctors start by listening to you and your child. Tell us about your child’s behavior and your concerns. By getting to know you and your child, we deliver compassionate care that’s right for your child. We provide advanced treatment options to meet your child’s specific needs.  Your care team is here to provide guidance and support for your family, every step of the way.

CALL – 317-338-4800

Pediatric mental health care

Your doctor works with your family to create a care plan that meets your child's needs. At Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, we offer a range of pediatric mental health care:

Individual therapy: Your child meets one-on-one with a pediatric mental health specialist. Individual therapy can start and end at any time, depending on your child’s needs.

Family therapy: Pediatric mental health therapists meet with your child and family. This type of therapy helps family members understand their child’s behavior and needs.

Full or partial hospitalization: Children who have emotional, behavioral or psychiatric difficulties, or who are at risk for self-harm, can benefit from full or partial hospitalization. During this time, our specialists work closely with your child and family to help improve their emotional well-being.

Alcohol and drug dependence program: If your teen has an alcohol or drug addiction, our pediatric specialists offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care.

Group therapy: In group therapy, your child will attend therapy sessions with children who share the same mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression.

Medication management: For some mental health conditions, your child’s doctor may recommend medication as part of their care plan. Medications may help reduce symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression or OCD.

CALL – 317-338-4800

Mental health support and recovery

We are committed to providing support services for you and your family. Our care team works with you to create a treatment plan and to set long-term goals. We listen, monitor and evaluate the medical and psychological needs of your child. Then, we create a care plan that’s right for your child.

Refer a patient to a pediatric mental health specialist

Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 317-338-4800.

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.