It is vital to know when to seek treatment for a mental health concern. Parents are often the first to suspect their child or teen is challenged by feelings, behaviors and / or factors in their environment. These challenges can cause them to act out, rebel, and feel sad or worried.

Symptoms and behaviors can look different in children based on their age. Knowing what to look for can help you notice problems sooner. When spotted early, these problems are often easier to treat.

If you think your child may have one or more of these signs or symptoms, seek help. There is effective treatment for mental health disorders.