BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – Akron Children’s Hospital has a new facility that expanded behavioral health services. On Tuesday, Congressman Tim Ryan was able to tour it.
The expansion has brought a new level of mental health care to the Mahoning Valley.
“There’s so many young people today that are dealing with social media, peer pressure, economic insecurity — it wears on you,” Ryan said. “You’re not going to high school and getting a job, you need some help. They’re really filling a gap here in the Mahoning Valley.”
In a hospital system of care, many kids would be discharged without a lot of support, which leads to readmissions.
This is a step down from the in-patient unit, which allows more concentrated therapies.