The rates in which youths attempt suicide in the United States have doubled in the past ten years, illustrating just how vital it is to get children the help that they need before it is too late. You’re going to have to tune into the frequency, severity level, and the duration of behavioral outbursts to determine if they warrant help from a therapist. Talking with friends who have children around the same age and comparing notes on their behavior is a good way to determine whether or not your child’s behavioral issues are atypical, or just common forms of acting out.
- With youth suicides on the rise, experts agree that we are in the midst of a children’s mental health epidemic.
- Only 20 percent of children with a mental health disorder actually receive the treatment that they desperately need.
- Behavioral issues are a normal part of child development, however, if the frequency and severity continue to increase, they should be evaluated by a mental health professional.
“The challenge is identifying whether your child would benefit from outside help, and then knowing how to go about getting it.”