Living in the city of Chicago for many children can be at times very unforgiving. High crime rates, poverty, and violence mixed with bullying, peer pressure, and a cache of other socio economic issues can leave children with many untreated mental health problems. Concerns about children’s mental health are often times trumped by the high costs associated with these services; leaving parents with no where to turn.
There is help:
Laynie Foundation is a non-profit mental/behavioral health agency located in Matteson, Illinois. They are dedicated to treating children, adolescents and youth experiencing a psychiatric crisis.
Their child and Family Services Program provides clinical treatment to young people, ages 4-17. In addition, they routinely offer clinical services to the entire family, teacher as well, as they recognize the intrinsic value of the family’s participation and support in the child’s treatment.
The Laynie Foundation works with the determination to help patients achieve wellness and eventually fulfill their potential. The 300 plus children and youth they service require specialized interventions in order to fully assess and treat their clinical needs. The services are individualized for children and youth who are suicidal, homicidal, emotionally disturbed, or traumatized by violence or sexual abuse. They treat youths that are uninsured as well as underinsured.
The mission of Laynie Foundation is the pursuit of restoring mental balance through thier specialized intensive outpatient program utilizing immediate response comprehensive holistic counseling approaches and behavioral health modalities for children and their families experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you know a child who is experiencing a mental crisis please contact the Laynie Foundation, you could save a life. Visit http://www.Laynie.org