Hope for Parents and Caregivers Seeking Mental Health Answers for Children and Youth
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Supporting a child with mental health needs is exhausting and overwhelming. Choose Mental Health brings clarity to a journey heavy with uncertainty.Play the Video
Basic steps to help a child
The right mental health solution varies by person. Each of the following Steps are designed to inform parents and caregivers how to move forward with treatment, conversations and next steps.
Mental Health Journey
Children’s mental health needs have a proven path. This video shows the typical path of treatment options.
This assessment gives parents and caregivers answers about the severity of mental health needs in children and youth.
Next Steps & Answers
Knowing what to do next is important.
Mental Health Continuum of Care
Page through the following slides to learn about the treatment journey, or Continuum of Care, options 1 through 6. Each option increases treatment for the needs of the individual.
Find a Mental Health Provider
Choose Mental Health makes it easy to get started on your mental health path.
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Providers listed are not associated with Choose Mental Health.
Learn about various conditions from curated articles, videos, blogs and podcasts sorted by specific mental health condition or select ALL to search all topics available.
ADHD is one of the most common disorders of childhood. It is first seen in childhood and can last into adulthood.
Although a natural response to fear or survival, when it becomes a problem is when someone has trouble controlling it or seeing it as an appropriate response.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, usually around an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Found in every age and gender.
Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings from emotional highs (mania) to lows (depression).
A common and serious mental illness that negatively affects how people feel, they way they think and how they act.
Behaviors that occur when a child or youth has difficulty controlling their actions. This is often tied to an uncomfortable setting like social or being put "on the spot" or embarrassed.
Eating disorders are behavioral conditions which might surface as severe and persistent eating behaviors and possible distressing thoughts and negative emotions. This can range from problematic to serious, affecting physical, psychological and social function. It is important to address early.
A state of unhappiness or distress that ranges from mild to severe, caused by one's gender where the personal identity does not match their biological birth sex.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder—having a tendency towards excessive cleanliness, perfectionism, or orderliness and often creates great attention to detail.
An expression of feelings, frustrations, anger and other emotions into something that is tangible or visible. It can transition emotional pain into physical and can create a physical release. A serious condition that is often hidden by clothing.
Problems such as shyness, anxious around people, or missing social cues are examples of social dysfunction. Because social norms vary from one culture to another, social dysfunction can have several meanings.
Using legal or illegal substances to help ease emotional turmoil. It is used to escape reality and a common path used by children and youth because of ease of access.
Trauma is more common than stats and data can measure because it can happen anywhere and is often untreated. It results from exposure to an incident or events that are emotionally disturbing or life-threatening that causes a lasting adverse effect.
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