Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

What are common side effects of specific medications?

Side effects differ with each medication. Common side effects include symptoms such as drowsiness and changes in appetite. It is best to ask your doctor and/or the pharmacist about the possible side effects for any medications your child is taking.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress. During the month of May, many organizations will highlight the importance of mental health and conduct events related to treatment and support. In Connecticut, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is a great local resource. http://www.namict.org/ Also, you can search our resource database for help by clicking here.  You can also search for a CT Provider trained in certain evidence-based practices by clicking here.