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Cincinnati Children’s Opens Nation’s First Heart and Mind Wellbeing Center

Cincinnati Children’s announced on Jan. 24, 2023, that it will open the nation’s first Heart and Mind Wellbeing Center.

The Heart and Mind Wellbeing Center will provide comprehensive psychological support and mental health care tailored for families affected by congenital heart disease (CHD). It will offer research-proven treatments focused on enhancing both physical and mental health that will help those living with CHD navigate through challenges, regain a sense of hope and resilience, and improve overall wellbeing.

“There is a deep understanding of the mental health burden associated with CHD and appreciation for the need for a dedicated response,” says Nadine Kasparian, PhD, director of the new center. “That response needs to be integrated into routine medical care and accessible when our patients and their families need it most. When cardiac care and mental health care go hand-in-hand, we normalize emotional responses to health challenges and reduce the stigma that often surrounds mental health.”

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