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For more than 60 years, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been a national leader in providing best practice, research-based care and a broad array of innovative psychiatric and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors at every stage of their recovery.
With nearly 400 inpatient psychiatric beds and more than 50 ambulatory programs, we are one of the largest behavioral health care providers affiliated with an academic medical center in the country.
The Children Overcoming Obstacles and Limits (COOL) Zone was developed, with the support of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, by the Matilda Theiss Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program, part of UPMC Western Behavioral Health. The COOL Zone classrooms have an “igloo” shaped playhouse to provide a safe space for children and therapists to talk and learn. This is a behavioral health program to help young children and families who are struggling with issues like aggression, anxiety, depression and trauma.
You can make a difference! By participating in a research project, you can play a part in helping physicians and other researchers develop and test better ways to diagnose and treat people with mental health disorders.
As a research participant, you may also learn more about the causes of specific mental health problems and what can be done to manage these condition more effectively.
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is the first UPMC facility to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as a leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health care equality.
One of more than 400 health care facilities across the United States, we were recognized in the HRC Foundation’s “Healthcare Equality Index 2014,” an annual survey of LGBT equality at health care facilities.
Discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences on the Psychiatry Advances podcast series.