Children’s mental health matters. That’s why May 7 – May 12, 2023 is Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week. Now more than ever, our country is aware of and concerned about our mental health, especially the state of our children’s mental health.
Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. According to the Centers of Disease and Control (CDC), being mentally healthy in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope and stay resilient when there are problems.
What You Can Do
- Parents: You know your child best. Talk to your child’s health care professional if you have concerns about the way your child behaves at home, in school, or with friends.
- Health care professionals: Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment based on updated guidelines is very important. There are resources available to help diagnose and treat children’s mental disorders.
- Teachers/School Administrators: Early identification is important, so that children can get the help they need. Work with families and health care professionals if you have concerns about the mental health of a child in your school.
At Nevada Health Centers (NVHC), we strive to provide every patient with an integrated approach to their health. When we address both a patient’s body and mind—including mental and behavioral stability, physical fitness, and even addiction recovery—we’re truly able to improve their overall well-being and quality of life.
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