Advancing the mental wellbeing of all kids
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
at Children’s Hospital New Orleans
When kids struggle with mental health issues, it can impact their ability to lead a happy, healthy life. The Behavioral Health Center at Children’s Hospital New Orleans provides the resources and expertise needed to help children and adolescents throughout the Gulf South get their lives back, so they can get back to being kids again.
The Behavioral Health Center at Children’s Hospital amplifies the way we are proactively addressing mental and behavioral health for children.
Our new, 51-bed Behavioral Health Center is the only psychiatric program in the Gulf Coast region exclusively dedicated to the mental healthcare needs of children and adolescents in crisis. Outpatient services are also provided to compliment inpatient care and include assessment and treatment of psychiatric and behavioral disorders such as Autism, ADHD, and moss disturbance.
It’s great when your job doesn’t feel like work. A lot of our autism/developmental evaluations are fun for the children and feel like we just get to play together or otherwise hang out. It’s also incredibly rewarding when you help a parent understand their child a little better, a challenging behavior improves, or a new skill is learned (like a first word being spoken)!
For as long as I can remember, behavioral health has been stigmatized and has garnered less attention and resources than other medical fields. This is fascinating to me, given one in five children has a significantly impairing mental health disorder. I love working at CHNOLA Behavioral Health because we are constantly working towards changing the landscape and perception of behavioral health. Through education, expanding access, improving care and providing support for our families, we are on a mission to make sure that every child receives the care they deserve.
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Behavioral Health Services for the Children of Louisiana and the Gulf South
Our team of professionals provides evidence-based management for a range of challenges facing children, adolescents and their families.
Our program focused on teaching and empowering patients to develop health life skills to improve their current function and future quality of life.
Learn more about our programs below.