Are you wondering if you should seek therapy for your child?
All children have mood fluctuations. They get sad, or angry, or anxious. They procrastinate and become forgetful. This is all perfectly normal. It’s part of growing up. However, when unhealthy behavior or an unhealthy emotional state persists and begins to negatively impact your child’s ability to function in one or more settings (self, family, school, or community) you should consider seeking professional help.

Remember, it is extremely common for children to need help with their mental health and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, one in every five children in the U.S. has a diagnosable mental health condition that requires treatment
If you are concerned about your child’s behavior or your child exhibits the symptoms described in the orange or red zones of the above behavioral health continuum, please seek professional help. 

(Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list of all possible warning signs of a mental health disorder but merely serves as a guideline).
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If you child needs immediate assistance dial the Crisis Intervention hotline at 211, or dial 911.
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