Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Patient Stories

Annie Faces Her Fears and Conquers Her Anxiety

Annie 70x70.pngA therapeutic program at Seattle Children’s helped Annie manage her anxiety and dramatically improved her life. Read the full story.

Promoting Mental Health for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Kids

Yajaira_Julia 70x70.jpgA team of specialized therapists treat Deaf and hard-of-hearing children and teens with mental health concerns. Read the full story.

Sam Doesn't Let His Mental Health Struggles Define Him (Video. 1:41)

Sam 70x70.jpgNow thriving in university, Sam struggled with his mental health starting in middle school, and spent time on Seattle Children’s inpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit. He reflects on his journey and shares advice for kids experiencing similar struggles. Watch the video.

A Journey to Recovery: Pepper Inspires Others Battling an Eating Disorder

journey to recovery“I would have never dreamed in a million years when I had my eating disorder that I would be here. So many things were stacked against me. I knew life could be better though and now that I’m on this side I feel amazing.” Watch Pepper's story.

How 10 Days at Seattle Children’s Changed My Life

ten days at children'sMedication, coping skills and compassion turned John’s struggle with mental illness around. “Everyone on the unit met my resistance with compassion – and somehow, they got through to me.” Read John's story.

Program Helps Eva Find Freedom From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Kiddo with Cat“She was finally able to realize that her OCD was a bully,” said Tomassini. “It had been controlling her and pushing her around. Today, that’s not happening anymore.” Read Eva's story.

Seattle Children’s Tackles Tourette’s, OCD with Innovative Therapies

ocd and touretteJules was diagnosed with severe OCD and Tyler had mild OCD and Tourette’s, but both patients’ lives changed dramatically when they started treatment with Wiegand. Read Jules and Tyler’s story.