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The UNC Department of Psychiatry is a major academic center for research and teaching, as well as the assessment and treatment of childhood mental illness.  We have a longstanding commitment to supporting the emotional and physical well-being of children and their families.  Children and families with mental health concerns can find comprehensive evaluation and treatment services from the experienced specialists and programs of our department.  We also serve as an important consultative resource for patients, physicians, schools, courts, and both local and national mental health agencies.