Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

It's easy to know when your child has a fever. A child's mental health problem may be harder to identify, but you can learn to recognize the symptoms. Pay attention to excessive anger, fear, sadness or anxiety. Sudden changes in your child's behavior can tip you off to a problem. So can behaviors like exercising too much, or hurting or destroying things.

Mental health problems can disrupt daily life at home, at school or in the community. Without help, mental health problems can lead to school failure, alcohol or other drug abuse, family discord, violence or even suicide. However, help is available. Talk to your health care provider if you have concerns about your child's behavior. 

Fact Sheets

Anxiety Disorders in Children


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Children

Bipolar Disorder and Children

Bullying and LGBT Youth

Bullying: Tips for Children & Adolescents

Bullying: Tips for Parents

Child and Adolescent Suicide

Child Depression Checklist

Children's Mental Health

Conduct Disorder

Co-occurring Disorders and Youth

Depression in Teens

Eating Disorders

Psychosis in Children & Youth

Recognizing Mental Health Problems in Children


Talking to Kids About Mental Health

Talking to Kids About Fear & Violence

Talking to Kids about School Safety

What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health