Children & Adolescents

Children and adolescents who experience mental health problems can return to normal daily lives with appropriate treatment.

Holland Hospital's Behavioral health Services offers the area's most experienced team of experts to address child and adolescent mental health concerns. Many children and adolescents have mental health problems that interfere with their normal development and daily life activities.

Some mental health problems are mild and last for a short period of time, while others can last a lifetime. The National Institute of Mental health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports the following:
  • Research studies have reported that up to about 5% of children and up to 8% of adolescents in the US suffer from depression
  • Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems that occur in children and adolescents
  • Easting disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimina nervosa, are common among adolescent and young women in the US
Child and adolescent psychiatrists are on staff to evaluate mental health issues and problematic behaviors and to treat these issues with medications if needed. Also therapists work with children and adolescents and their families to address all types of issues including ADD/ADHD, poor self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger and social skills.