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Children's Mental Health Resources

This list of topics and links to resources were compiled to help you learn more about mental health problems, providers, treatment and peer support.


Does a child need treatment?
There are common warning signs that will raise flags that a child may need help. One of these signs doesn't necessarily mean a child is in danger, but a combination is certainly something to take seriously. 

There are helpful screening tools that can be used by caregivers and if you are concerned, then shared with your pediatrician or family physician to see if they think help is necessary.  Information on scoring the test is here.  


Finding Treatment Options
Find mental healthcare providers in Bexar County, including agencies, providers, educators and support. 

Find Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (read down, agree to terms and click link at bottom to access finder).


Children's Mental Health Conditions
There are a number of conditions, situations and disorders which can affect the mental well-being of a child or adolescent. Click here for a list of these condition, situations and disorders.

The National Institute of Mental Health has a listing of the most common disorders affecting mental health.


Types of Providers

The types of providers who can support your mental health include: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Behavioral Analysts, Social Workers and Nurses.  

For more detail and definition on these types, please read here.  


Suicide Prevention

If you need to talk or are concerned about a person you know, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If someone is in immediate danger to themselves or others, call 9-1-1 right away.

Texas Suicide Prevention provides a number of resources for those concerned about suicide, seeking treatment, or dealing with the aftermath of a suicide. 


Learn
We recommend these websites for staying in-the-know on the issue of mental health for children and adults in Texas and the United States.

           Mental Health Daily (you can also subscribe for weekly or daily email updates)
           
           The National Association for Mental Illness, Texas, also provides a number of resources for education, support and advocacy. 

           Partners Resource Network seeks to
empower Texas parents through educational resources.

           Learn more about advocacy at One in Five Minds Take Action.

           Clarity Child Guidance Center provides a library of informative content on children's mental health.


Military
This page is dedicated to helping the children of military families who may be facing unique needs. It includes a video about deployment and other important information.



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