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Mental Health.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

SAMHSA’s Awareness Day shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health.

National Directory Of Mental Health Treatment Facilitiesv

The National Directory of Mental Health Treatment Facilities – 2021 is a listing of federal, state, and local government facilities and private facilities that provide mental health treatment services.

Recognizing Mental Health Problems In Children

Recognizing Mental Health Problems In Children
Children’s mental health problems are real, common and treatable. Although one in five children has a diagnosable mental health problem, nearly two-thirds of them get little or no help.

Good morning. We examine the raging debate about smartphones and teenage mental health.


Adolescent Anxiety and Depression Statistics

It’s natural to assume that anxiety and depression are very different. The sadness and lethargy typical of depression seems nothing like the fearful agitation associated with anxiety disorders.

Kids can show anxiety symptoms early on. Here's how to spot them

Your child doesn’t want to go to the playground to play with other kids. Or she doesn’t want to attend a friend’s birthday party or the class pool party.

Anxiety in Children and Teens: A Parent’s Guide

Anxiety is often a normal part of childhood and adolescence, but there’s a difference between everyday worry and chronic anxiety. By understanding the distinctions, you can help your child manage their symptoms effectively.


Signs of Adolescent Depression

Part of a series of booklets prepared by the World Health Organization that was published on the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2021.

New Research into Adolescent Depression

Article explaining new findings and research in adolescent depression.

Depression in preschoolers: how to help

Article about depression in children, how to detect , prevent  and treat this illness in children.

Teen Depression – Symptoms and Causes

Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities.

How to Spot Depression in Young Children

Advice from a psychologist on how to help your children overcome deprivation and grief during the coronavirus pandemic


Help Prevent Suicide

In 2021, emergency departments across the United States saw a sharp increase in youth ages 12 to 17 needing treatment for suicidal thoughts or actions.

Suicide Attempts in Kids Ages 10-12 Quadrupled Over 20 Years

Suicide attempts spurring calls to poison control centers more than quadrupled among U.S. children aged 10–12 years

Suicide Rate Is Spiking Upwards in Preadolescent Children

The mental health of children has become a big talking point in light of the pandemic, but the study data showed the problem has been percolating for years

Children’s Risk of Suicide Increases on School Days

Unlike in adults, suicide risk among children is lowest during the summer and higher during the school year. Understanding these patterns can help prevent and treat suicidality