Is your child or adolescent having any of these warning signs of mental health disorders:
- Sad and hopeless for no reason, and these feelings do not go away?
- Very angry most of the time and crying a lot or overreacting to things?
- Worthless or guilty often?
- Anxious or worried often?
- Unable to get over a loss or death of someone important?
- Extremely fearful or having unexplained fears?
- Constantly concerned about physical problems or physical appearance?
- Frightened that his or her mind either is controlled or is out of control?
Your child or adolescent experiencing big changes, such as:
- Showing declining performance in school?
- Losing interest in things once enjoyed?
- Experiencing unexplained changes in sleeping or eating patterns?
- Avoiding friends or family and wanting to be alone all the time?
- Daydreaming too much and not completing tasks?
- Feeling life is too hard to handle?
- Hearing voices that cannot be explained?
- Experiencing suicidal thoughts?
Your child or adolescent experiencing:
- Poor concentration and is unable to think straight or make up his or her mind?
- An inability to sit still or focus attention?
- Worry about being harmed, hurting others, or doing something “bad”?
- A need to wash, clean things, or perform certain routines many times every day, in order to avoid an unsubstantiated danger?
- Racing thoughts?
- Persistent nightmares?