Bradley Hospital

Leaders in mental health care for children for 90 years
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Welcome to Bradley Hospital

Founded in 1931, Bradley Hospital, a teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, was the nation’s first psychiatric hospital exclusively for children. Today, it provides expert, family-focused care to children and adolescents with psychological, developmental and behavioral problems through a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, residential and partial hospital programs.

Lifespan to Become Brown University Health

Later this year, Lifespan will become Brown University Health. Our expanded affiliation is designed to strengthen top-quality patient care, medical education and biomedical research in Rhode Island. 

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Research to Free the Future

The advanced research and innovative treatment at Bradley Hospital is opening the world of opportunities for young people facing behavioral health challenges. We work every day to break barriers and stigma associated with mental health and to free the future for children and adolescents. Watch the video.

Today’s Mental Health Care for the Future of Young People

A mental health crisis is affecting American children and their families.

Bradley Hospital’s unique programs provide the quality care and services needed, regardless of any barriers. Our partnerships with hospitals, academic and community centers across the nation help us to reach more young people who have limited access to trained and experienced behavioral health experts.

Our inpatient, outpatient, and residential programs focus on family relationships and shared beliefs about illness, resulting in positive outcomes for everyone. Bradley Hospital is at the forefront of the changing way care is delivered.

Watch our doctors, clinicians, and partners share Bradley’s triumphs to move behavioral health towards the future.


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Mindcast: Healthy Mind, Healthy Child Podcast

Now, more than ever, parents and caregivers have questions about their child's mental health. Bradley Hospital clinicians share their expertise on Mindcast.

Listen to Recent Episodes

Featured Centers & Services

Offering hundreds of specialized care for our patients


The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities offers unique, highly specialized clinical services for children and adolescents who show signs of serious emotional and behavioral problems in addition to a developmental disability, such as autism, Asperger's or intellectual disability.

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Outpatient Group Therapy Programs

Our outpatient services include a range of evidence-based group therapy programs for children, teens and parents. Many of our therapy groups are meeting virtually or in person. Call 401-432-1119 to find out if one of our group therapy programs is right for you or your child.

Children's Research Center

At Bradley Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, our role as leaders in child mental health research stretches back more than 75 years. Learn about the significant pediatric research taking place in Rhode Island at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center.

Bradley Hospital Locations

Offering specialized care for our patients

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Giving to Bradley Hospital

Every day we treat hundreds of children, adolescents and families who rely on Bradley Hospital for the very best care available. And every day, we rely on the generosity of people like you to help ensure our vital work continues. Support from our community is the cornerstone of everything we do.

Every gift, no matter the size, makes an important difference. It is an investment in the future of pediatric mental health and our mission of healing the hearts and minds of children and families throughout our region and beyond. Please join us!

Lifespan in the Media

In the Media

Here are some of the stories making headlines.

We make daily headlines for the amazing work that happens here. Visit our newsroom to view the many local and national stories about our hospitals, programs, and patients. 

Upcoming Events


Youth Mental Health First Aid

Join us for this in-person, eight-hour course on providing mental health first aid for youth. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key...


Boost Your Mood with Food

Did you know that food can affect your mood and contribute to good mental health? Join the Lifespan Community Health Institute to learn about the practical implications of the impact of food on mental...


Mental Health First Aid for Adults

Join us for this in-person, eight-hour course on providing mental health first aid for adults. Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that gives non-behavioral health specialists the skills...


Suicide: Prevention, Screening, and Response

The first step in effective suicide prevention is to identify someone in need of help. Asking three to six simple questions can help determine whether someone needs help and if immediate action is...


Youth Mental Health First Aid

Join us for this in-person, eight-hour course on providing mental health first aid for youth. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key...