Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?, NIMH

Raising a child can be challenging. Even under the best circumstances, their behaviors and emotions can change frequently and rapidly. In most cases, these are just typical developmental phases. However, such behaviors may indicate a more serious problem in some children.

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In Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage? The National Institute of Mental Health outlines mental health disorders in children, and information for parents such as when to seek help, first steps to take, how to choose a mental health professional and more.