We all go through times in our life when we struggle. Today’s youth face the same challenges as adults and, in many cases, are unable to communicate what is wrong. We may think they are simply going through a phase and it’s easy to miss the signs that something more serious is happening.
According to a recent National Research Council and Institute of Medicine report, as many as one out of five children experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Because the severity of mental illness can increase over time if left untreated, early treatment is essential. Once treatment is sought, learning coping skills can produce results that last a lifetime. Studies show that most children with mental health challenges get better and many recover completely.
How We Can Help
If you or someone you know needs help, schedule an outpatient appointment with us. We provide mental health, substance abuse, prevention, and foster care services for children, birth through age 21, and families coping with stressors like:
• domestic violence
• drug and alcohol addiction
• mental health challenges
At Morrison, we believe in a bright future for every child, made possible through understanding and compassion. We recognize that the seeds for success lie within each child’s unique strengths, experiences, and cultural perspectives. We guide youth and their families through difficult issues with treatment plans that address the specific needs of each individual.
Morrison has currently has 22 programs in 10 locations. See a list of programs.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
To schedule an outpatient mental health appointment, contact Central Intake at 503-258-4381.