One in five children and adolescents may have a mental health condition at any given time. It is important to recognize that a child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health.
Mental health, also known as emotional or behavioral health, is a vital part of your child’s medical health and development. It affects how individuals think, feel, and act. All children and teens have periods of anger, frustration, and sadness. However, for some kids, these feelings can reach a tipping point and interfere with everyday life.
Early intervention is the best way to prevent long-term or severe conditions into adulthood.
To seek help for your child’s mental health, you can:
The City’s Department of Youth, Family Services and Senior Services offers emergency counseling resources for our youngest residents and their families. For more information, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/YFS, call at 240-487-3500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.