Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Children’s Hospital opens ‘first-of-its-kind’ pediatric mental health suite

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A “first-of-its-kind” unit in the emergency department of Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, addresses mental health and substance use issues for children and teens, the hospital network announced Aug. 1.

The effort, funded in part by a $500,000 gift from the Colorado Health Access Fund of The Denver Foundation, involves treating young patients’ physical and behavioral health emergencies in a new six-room suite. Once patients are stabilized, a team of medical providers and social workers works with patients and their families to determine next steps.

The statement notes that suicide is the leading cause of death for youths between the ages of 10 and 24 in Colorado.

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