A child's emotional distress often causes disruption to both the parent's
and the child's world.
Parents may have difficulty being objective. They may blame them-selves
or worry that others such as teachers or family members will blame them.
Parents are often concerned about their child's emotional
health or behavior but they don't know where to start to get help. The mental
health system can sometimes be complicated and difficult for parents to understand.
A child's emotional distress often causes disruption to both the parent's and the child's world.
If you are worried about your child's emotions or behavior, you can start
by talking to friends, family members, your spiritual counselor, your child's school counselor, or your child's pediatrician
or family physician about your concerns.
If you think your child needs help, you should get as much information
as possible about where to find help for your child.
Parents should be cautious about using Yellow Pages phone directories as
their only source of information and referral. Other sources of information include: Where To Find Sources of Information