Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Patient Stories

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.

Team Provides Outpatient Mental Health Therapy for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients

ElizabethSpecialized therapists treat Deaf and hard-of-hearing patients who have mental health concerns. Read Yajaira's story.