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Children's Psychiatry Program

Helping children 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.

A Path to Recovery Through Pediatric Psychiatry

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 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 Children Program is designed to support the unique needs of children (ages 5-11) 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. We also offer a teen psychiatry program for adolescent aged people.

Warning Signs of Child Psychiatric Issues

  • Feeling sad, depressed or withdrawn for more than two weeks (e.g. crying regularly, feeling fatigued and unmotivated)
  • Thoughts or actions of self-harm
  • Increased impulsivity and risk-taking behavior
  • Sudden overwhelming fear or panic attacks, often with a racing heart, physical discomfort or rapid breathing
  • Lack of appetite, nausea/vomiting or using laxatives to lose weight; significant weight loss or gain
  • Severe mood swings or persistent worrying that cause problems in relationships
  • Drastic changes in behavior or personality (e.g. prolonged bed-wetting, poor impulse control)
  • Problems concentrating or staying still that can lead to difficulties at school or an unwillingness to attend school altogether
  • Decreased ability (or inability) to function and complete activities of daily living

Help Your Children With SUN

Helping a young child with a mental disorder is difficult on a parent. Don't go it alone. Call SUN Columbus today.



Psychiatry for Children At SUN Columbus in Ohio

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:

  • Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners
  • Compassionate around-the-clock nursing care
  • Safety empowerment system to develop
  • Internal Control
  • Play therapy and mindfulness
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  • Academic enrichment
  • Family therapy and parent/child
  • Interactive Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children
  • Emotional Regulation Training (ERT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family-Centered Safety Planning
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Collaboration with outpatient providers
  • Aftercare planning for continued recovery

Don't Let Children Struggle Alone

As a Columbus psych hospital, we are fully equipped and prepared to help you and your child. Reach out to begin your journey to recovery.


SUN Behavioral Columbus

900 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH, 43229

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