Children’s Mental Health

Children's Mental Health

Corry Counseling of LECOM Health can help.

Children's Mental Health

It’s easy to know when your child has a fever. A child’s mental health problem may be harder to identify, but you can learn to recognize the symptoms. Pay attention to excessive anger, fear, sadness or anxiety. Sudden changes in your child’s behavior can tip you off to a problem. So can behaviors like exercising too much, or hurting or destroying things. 

Some common mental health problems in children are 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Behavior Disorders 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

All kids misbehave some times, but behavior disorders go beyond mischief and rebellion. With behavior disorders, your child or teen has a pattern of hostile, aggressive or disruptive behaviors for more than 6 months. 

  • Harming or threatening themselves, other people or pets 
  • Damaging or destroying property 
  • Lying or stealing 
  • Not doing well in school, skipping school 
  • Early smoking, drinking or drug use 
  • Early sexual activity 
  • Frequent tantrums and arguments 
  • Consistent hostility towards authority figures 

 

To schedule an appointment please call (814) 664-7761. 

If you need emergency mental health services, contact Crisis Services at (814) 456-2014 and/or to go to the local emergency room for assessment. Life-saving assistance in emergency situations can be obtained from the Fire Department, Police Department, or Emergency Medical Services by dialing 911. You can also dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis hotline.