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.
There is a growing need for student and child mental health services.
According to a study conducted in 2013, almost one-third of college students in the US had difficulty performing in school due to depression and more than half of students had difficulty performing in school due to anxiety. The results of the National College Health Assessment came from a review of data from 125,000 students at 150 colleges and universities.
To address this need, we’ve collected helpful resources for student and child mental health. Here you can find answers to common questions like “Is my child depressed?” and “Does my child need counseling?” You’ll also find mental health tips, including how to recognize symptoms of mental illness in your child and how to have a conversation with your child about binge drinking and substance abuse.
Mental Health Resources for Students and Children
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.
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.
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.
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.
Counseling Services for Students and Children
Our caring team of mental health professionals at TTHI Counseling Center include a psychiatrist, a psychologist, licensed mental health counselors and certified addiction specialists. We are experienced in providing mental health services for individuals, families and children. If you think counseling would be beneficial for you and/or your child, you can contact one of our counseling centers. To view our counseling center locations and to find a counseling center near you, get more information here.