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.

Does this mean my child will have a lifelong problem?

Like other health problems your child may face, many mental health problems take care of themselves with time and the right treatment. It is important to get treatment for your child when problems first happen to help stop them from getting more serious. Some disorders can last a lifetime, but many children will respond well to treatment and may improve with time.

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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.