Evidence-Based Therapy Strategies for the Whole Family

Mental health has taken the public health spotlight as COVID-19 has brought about change and uncertainty. How do our kids respond to this change and uncertainty? Learn more by watching the video below, featuring Children's Health clinician Roshini Kumar, LPC, bringing her expertise and applying it to everyday life.

Pediatric Mental Health in North Texas

Mental health is one of the largest, most complicated and costly challenges in pediatric health care, crossing all ethnicities and socioeconomic levels.

Despite rising youth suicide rates and an increase in online bullying, Texas ranks near last in the nation for child and adolescent access to mental health services, according to the 2019 Beyond ABC report published by Children’s Health. The report is an in-depth look at the quality of life for children in North Texas.

Other key findings from the report include:  

  • 20% of children with depression and anxiety go undiagnosed and untreated.  
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. among 15- to 24-year-olds.    
  • 1 in 5 adult Texans will experience a mental health concern at some point this year.  

As a response to COVID-19 and an increasing number of patient referrals, the Suicide Prevention Intensive Outpatient Program at Children’s Health has been creatively adapting their programming, moving their group and individual therapy sessions online.  

Read the 2019 Beyond ABC Report