Helping children or adolescents struggling with psychiatric issues, substance use or other behavioral health problems can be the most heart-wrenching and confusing time a parent will ever face. But there is hope. At SUN, our experienced and encouraging team will identify your child’s needs and provide effective treatment options to set your family on a path to healing. Call now at 859-429-5188.
A staggering 20 percent of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition, and 50 percent of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. As one of the country’s most comprehensive behavioral health organizations, SUN works to make life better and create positive outcomes for families dealing with child and adolescent mental health issues. Our psychiatrists, master’s level therapists and nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help uncover complex emotional issues and offer the best care in the least restrictive way possible.
SUN’s Child and Adolescent Programs are designed to support the unique needs of children (ages 6-12) and adolescents (ages 13-17) experiencing psychiatric crises and mental health disorders. When your young person is struggling, we encourage parents and loved ones to look out for the following warning signs.
In some situations, especially when children or teens are a danger to themselves or others, they may benefit from the comprehensive support and structure of inpatient care. During this period, they will receive the attention and treatment necessary to get back on a path of wellness.
For the individual who may be stepping down from hospitalization but still requires the support and structure IOP provides (or who may need more intensive treatment than that offered by traditional outpatient care).
Treatment involves resolving the symptoms leading to hospitalization, crisis planning and engaging the family in the appropriate continuing care needs. Communication and treatment interventions are geared toward the developmental stage of each child. We use a safety system to teach the children to develop an internal sense of safety and control. SUN’s comprehensive treatment features include:
Watching your children struggle with mental health issues takes a toll on a parent. SUN Kentucky can help alleviate some stress and get things on track.