It is sometimes difficult to know if your child is going through a phase or if something more serious is happening. Here are some warning signs that should help you understand what he or she may be contending with.
Assess a child to determine if they are experiencing any mental health or emotional issues. Mental health assessments can include standard screening tools, speaking to a mental health professional, or a comprehensive evaluation by a psychologist.
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 911. Click below to read about sign of suicide risk.
If you would like to speak to someone right now about a concern you have for your child, a number of helplines are available to you, including suicide help, drug and alcohol abuse issues, parenting, and more.
Real teens talking about real issues. The Clarity CGC Teen Group is open to teenage boys and girls. In addition to the support provided by Clarity Child Guidance Center, there are other mental health support groups in the community that offer helpful resources.