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Mental health is an important part of a child's health. It can affect how a child thinks, feels, and acts. Children need sound mental health to succeed in school, at home, and in the community. Understanding a child's behavior and helping them cope with emotions is very important in their development. These resources can help guide you through many topics.
The first step to understanding and taking action to treat a mental health disorder is to learn its typical symptoms. Mental health screenings are the easiest and quickest way to decide what you are thinking and feeling is a true mental health disorder. The screening tools are only the first step. Follow up with a therapist or psychiatrist for a true diagnosis.
Sleep, medications safety, stress, and other related topics can affect our mental health well-being and ability to remain stable. Take care of yourself and find ways to cope with everyday mental health symptoms with help from these articles.
- Discharge planning (PDF)
- How to talk to your psychiatrist
- Medication safety tips
- Smoking cessation
- Suicide prevention awareness
- Wellness toolkit
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The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration works to reduce the impact of substance use and mental illness on communities nationwide. Check out the services and resources SAMHSA offers on recovery, bullying, suicide and other important topics.
Trauma is an emotional reaction to a terrible event. Trauma can affect and a person’s feelings, emotions, body reactions. It can interfere with how a person functions at home, school, and work. Learn how to deal with trauma and get the resources you need.