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Children's Mental Health Resources

There is a growing need for student and child mental health services.

To address this need, we’ve collected helpful mental health resources for students and children. Here you can find answers to common questions and mental health tips.

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Coping skills for children

Children can be emotional and unpredictable. Sometimes, when children are confronted with new challenges or unfamiliar feelings, they may have difficulty coping with their emotions. Teaching coping skills to your children can go a long way in helping them overcome negative feelings.

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Mental health tips for students

Emotional issues are more common than you think, especially in young adults that are in college or transitional periods of their lives. A few common emotional issues that affect young adults are depression, anxiety, and stress. Below are a few resources that can help you and your student navigate various mental health issues.

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Symptoms of mental illness in children

It’s not unusual for children to feel sad, angry or moody for short periods of time. However, when those feelings last longer than two weeks and interfere with daily activities, that child may be showing signs of something more. Learn about the symptoms of mental illness in children and young people in the resources linked below.

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Mental health treatment for children

If you think your child or student would benefit from counseling, these resources will help you understand what treatment options are available and why counseling can be beneficial.

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Talking to children about substance abuse

If alcohol or drug addiction runs in your family, experts suggest talking to your children about it no later than the pre-teen or early teen years. The fact that your child has a greater risk for developing a substance abuse problem is serious and should be discussed before they discover these substances on their own. The resources below will help you start the conversation about substance abuse with your children.

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Coping skills for children

Having healthy coping skills can help children of all ages develop resilience and manage their emotions. The following resources will help you guide them through difficult emotions and stressful situations.

Mindfulness is a healthy habit you can start at any age.

Use our free downloadable mindfulness kit to teach your child healthy habits that help ease stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression.

Practicing mindfulness for depression helps to:

  • Bring you back to the present moment
  • Reduce feelings of anxiety and stress
  • Prevent the recurrence of depressive episodes
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Mental health tips for students

Students of all ages experience a lot of growth, changes, and unique challenges in school. Sometimes, it can be stressful for your child to meet new friends and navigate unfamiliar situations. Use these resources to prepare your child for the challenges to come.

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Mental health tips on-the-go.

These wellness tips were made for mobile. Find practical tips for:

  • • Eating a nutritious diet
  • • Maintaining a healthy gut
  • • Creating an exercise routine
  • • Improving your sleep
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Symptoms of mental illness in children

Symptoms of mental illness can develop in children at a young age, in their early teens, and on through college. Becoming familiar with the symptoms of mental illness can make you better equipped to find appropriate care for your child as soon as possible.

Everything you need to know about coping with anxiety.

Our free Guide to Managing Anxiety eBook has everything you need to learn about and cope with anxiety.

Inside you'll find:

  • An overview of anxiety 
  • 20 ways to calm your self down 
  • A downloadable thought diary 
  • An interactive calm down play list 
  • A guide on how to start meditation for beginners
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Mental health treatment for children

Therapy can be beneficial for people of all ages. Children, just like adults, cope with stressful situations in different ways. While coping might be easy for some, for others, going to counseling and speaking to a therapist can be beneficial.

Telehealth counseling is therapy at your convenience.

Juggling school schedules, working from home, and keeping your house in order is more than enough to keep you busy.

Telehealth counseling is a way to make time for you and your family's mental health appointments - all from the comfort of home.

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Talking to children about substance abuse

Having the conversation about drugs and alcohol with your children is important. Addiction is not always an easy topic to cover, particularly if you have a family history of substance abuse. However, the following resources can help you feel informed and empowered to give your children guidance on a complex topic.

A therapist can help you care for your family's mental health.

TTHI Counseling Center offers a wide range of behavioral health services in Central Florida, Tennessee, and Indiana.

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