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What You Need to Know About the Suicide Prevention Hotline Changing to 988

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The number 988 will become a national suicide prevention hotline to help those experiencing mental distress receive efficient, expert support. Read this blog for everything you need to know.

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Concerned About Your Child’s Behavior? Here’s a Free Mental Health Assessment

Are you concerned about your child? Use this free mental health assessment to determine if your child could benefit from professional help.

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What to Expect When Admitting Your Child to a Psychiatric Hospital

Children’s psychiatric hospitals help youth who are struggling with behavioral and mental health needs. Here are answers to the questions most commonly asked by parents and caregivers.

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Children’s Mental Health Week: How A Teen Girl Overcame Suicidal Thoughts & Found Hope

Read this moving story about a teen girl who found hope for her future with psychiatric treatment and was able to overcome suicidal thoughts.

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Children’s Mental Health Warning Signs to Watch During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Children often struggle to express their emotions. Read this blog to learn how COVID-19 is affecting children’s mental health and warning signs to look for.

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To Address the Severe Bed Shortage for Children’s Mental Health in Kansas, KVC Hospitals Adds 92 Beds

Kansas youth experience waitlists and barriers to getting critical, life-saving psychiatric care. KVC Hospitals is addressing the bed shortage in Kansas to advance children’s mental health care.

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Therapist Helps Teen Girls with Suicidal Thoughts Find Hope and Thrive

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As a Therapist at KVC Hospitals, Janny provides knowledge and resources that empower the children and teens we serve to be their own advocates and achieve mental health wellness.

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Bullying Led My Daughter to Depression & Psychiatric Hospitalization: How She Achieved Mental Health Wellness [VIDEO]

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Angela shares how KVC Hospitals saved her adolescent daughter’s life after bullying led her to severe depression and psychiatric hospitalization.

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The Story Behind His Behavior Will Break Your Heart: How Our Team Helped One Young Boy

Read this heartwarming story about two KVC Hospitals team members patiently connecting with a child to teach him how to talk about emotions rather than get angry.

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Inpatient Mental Health & Residential Treatment: What’s the Difference?

Children and teens can sometimes exhibit behaviors that might need professional help, and it might become confusing. Here’s some helpful information about psychiatric care.

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