Signs and Symptoms of Children’s Mental Health Issues
The way a child thinks, feels and behaves may be a sign that he or she needs help with a mental health problem. It can sometimes be difficult to decide if a child is acting “appropriately” for his or her age or if the child does, in fact, have a mental health need.
Although many children and youth will show some of the following characteristics and behaviours at various times during normal childhood development, it is the degree and frequency to which these characteristics affect their day-to-day living.
This list serves as a guide and is by no means complete.
|Links or Useful Resources for SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
Children’s Mental Health Ontario -www.kidsmentalhealth.ca/signs_disorders.php
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - www.aacap.org
Parents For Children’s Mental Health - www.PCMHwaterloo.com