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Mental Health Programs for Children and Adolescents

Dealing with a child's mental health issues is hard for everyone in the family. You want to make the problem better but often don’t know where to turn for help. You’re not alone.

UPMC Western Behavioral Health has programs for very young children all the way to young adults. We help children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and those who act in ways that worry their parents or teachers.

Western Behavioral Health treats mental health concerns in children that include:

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Bipolar disorder.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Attention deficit disorders.
  • Hyperactivity disorders.
  • Substance use.
  • Risk of suicide.
  • Truama.
  • Autism and intellectual disorders.
  • Gender identity.

Our first step is to thoroughly assess your child. You’ll then work with one of our expert providers to discuss the best treatment. We’ll help your child build self-esteem and social skills they can use throughout their lives.

We offer mental and behavioral programs for children and adolescents in hospitals, outpatient settings, in homes, and in schools.

Our Services

Issue-Specific Programs

Western Behavioral Health has a range of issue-specific programs for children and teens up to age 18. We care for all types of mental health problems. We’ll evaluate your child, make a diagnosis, then develop an individualized treatment plan specific to your child.

Services at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Is your child an inpatient at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and in need of mental or behavioral health care? Western and UPMC Children’s work together to provide help. Our experts collaborate with Children’s behavioral health team members to give your child the best care possible. We also partner with Children’s health and education outreach to area schools.

Community Services

Need Care for Yourself or Someone You Love? Contact Us

For a mental health emergency, call 988.

For an appointment near you, call Western Behavioral Health’s main phone number at 1-877-624-4100 or 412-624-1000.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O’Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Call 412-624-1000 or toll free 1-877-624-4100.

Are you a resident of Allegheny County and in crisis?

Call our resolve Crisis Services at 1-888-796-8226. It’s free and open 24/7.

Or go to the resolve Crisis Services walk-in clinic:

333 North Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide or self-harm:

Text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or call 800-273-8255.

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