The numbers surrounding mental health issues among children are eye-opening — one in five children in the United States has a mental health or learning disorder. At Hope Mental Health, Satu H. Woodland, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, and Cody Haas, PMHNP-BC, APRN, who practices child and adolescent psychiatry, offer compassionate and comprehensive care to the younger population of Boise, Idaho, who may be struggling with a mental health problem. If your child is struggling with mental health, please call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.
Children and adolescents are no strangers to mental health and developmental issues, as witnessed by the fact that 20% of kids under the age of 18 struggle with these problems. The most common mental health issues in children and adolescents include:
Outside of these mental health issues, children also exhibit developmental disorders such as autism.
Childhood and adolescence are difficult times to navigate on the best of days as kids learn how to negotiate the world around them. You should expect that there will be plenty of bumps in the road, and this is perfectly natural.
If you suspect that your child is experiencing more than just a typical hurdle, they may display ongoing symptoms that interfere with their lives in significant ways. It’s difficult to list out the potential warning signs of a mental health or developmental problem since there are a variety of different disorders, each with its own set of symptoms.
By exploring the pages here, you can get a better grasp of conditions like OCD, ADHD, PTSD, depression, and anxiety and what you should be on the lookout for with each. With this information, you can make an informed decision on when to seek child and adolescent psychiatry treatment at Hope Mental Health for your child.
At Hope Mental Health, Ms. Woodland will treat adolescent problems while Mr. Haas treats childhood and adolescent mental health problems, with an emphasis on:
Ms. Woodland and Mr. Haas approaches these problems using an integrative approach that includes general psychotherapies, such as:
Ms. Woodland and Mr. Haas also works diligently on suicide prevention techniques as ideation is often magnified in the adolescent brain.
Rest assured, with the help of the team at Hope Mental Health, no stone is left unturned when it comes to caring for your child or teen.
To learn more about child and adolescent psychiatry at Hope Mental Health, call or use the online scheduler.