How to Support Mental Health Needs for Kids

It’s easy to know what to do when a child has a sore throat or breaks a bone. But what do you do when there’s an emotional need? A child’s mental health needs may not be as easily recognized and you may not know where to start.

Learn about how to find a mental health provider, all the different professions associated with the mental health field, what to expect at a counseling appointment and the next steps if you receive a diagnosis.


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Understanding Types of Mental Health Providers

Use this list to understand the difference between all the providers and help you find the right provider.


VIDEO: Do’s and Don’ts When Talking About Mental Health


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How to Find a Mental Health Provider

Finding a mental health provider can be really challenging. Here are tips on navigating the mental health care system.

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What to Expect at Counseling

We often hear that families are nervous to start counseling, mainly because they don’t really know what it’s all about, which is completely understandable! Here are a few things you might expect.

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What Are Signs of OCD in Children and Teens?

All kids have worries and doubts. But kids with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often can’t stop worrying, no matter how much they want to.

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Autism Diagnosis: A Parent's Perspective

Today is World Autism Day. Today, and every day, my world is autism. The first time a doctor mentioned autism to me I was shocked.


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