Media Room

Ottawa’s Voice for Children’s Mental Health

Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre is Ottawa’s community leader in mental health services for children under the age of 12. Crossroads speaks up with and for parents and children grappling with mental health in the community. Our team is always willing to answer your questions about child and early mental health, including infant mental health.  For all media inquiries please contact Michael Hone, Executive Director, at or 613-723-1623 x 228.


Here is a video created by our own Jackie Steffler, CYW.  Learn how predictability can help you and your child, especially during self-isolation.


Enjoy this article in the February 2020 Journal of Clinical Psychology.  Read how Collaborative Problem Solving reduces children’s emotional and behavioral difficulties and parenting stress. 

Here are some interviews with our Executive Director, Michael Hone, and our Associate Executive Director, Natasha McBrearty:

Coping with the Pandemic Measures

CTV Morning Live interview, July 13, 2020

The Impact of Covid-19 on Young Children, April 23, 2020:


Linking Sleep to Your Child’s Mental Health, February 2020

Special thanks to our research partners from U Ottawa for participating:  Dr. Jess Whitley and Dr. Maria Rogers.

Managing Childhood Behaviour Over the Holidays, December 2019

Real Talk with Sarah, October 2019:  Youth Mental Health

Controlling the Meltdown, October 8, 2019:

Calming Back to School Nerves, August 29, 2019:

Addressing Challenging Behaviour in Toddlers and Young Children, June 14, 2019:

CTV Morning Live interview on Reducing Homework Stress  March 27, 2019


CTV Morning Live interview: Lack of Attention/Distractibility  February 26, 2019






CTV Morning Live interview on Addressing Behaviour Concerns with Children: January 9, 2019

CTV Morning Live interview on Attention Problems at School:  November 22, 2018

CTV Morning Live interview on How to Help a Nervous Child at School:  October 4, 2018:


CTV Morning Live interview on Coping with Back to School on September 7, 2018:

CTV Morning Live interview on Recognizing Signs of Depression in Children & Youth, August 2018:

Effects of Stress on Young Children (November 2017):  Mental health campaign tackles effects of stress on young children | CBC News

CBC News Radio Interview with Michael Hone, Executive Director



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