Because children are growing and changing physically and emotionally throughout childhood and adolescence, it can be difficult to know when professional help is needed for troublesome behaviors and emotions.

Generally, if your child’s issues make everyday activities difficult or impossible, it’s time to seek assistance. Almost half of all children’s mental health issues develop before age 14. Addressing your child’s mental health needs early can help him/her thrive at school, with friends, and within your family.

At Gerard Community Mental Health Services, we have more than 40 years of experience working with child and youth emotional and behavioral issues, and we have the tools and skills to assess and treat your child’s mental health needs.

If your child is experiencing any of the following issues — or if you just need someone to talk to about your child — give us a call. We can help.
  • Trouble following rules
  • Anxiety regarding school performance or grades
  • Trouble getting along with peers or family members
  • Difficulties with loneliness or bullying
  • Trouble regulating emotions
  • Not wanting to go to school/school phobia
  • Difficulty maintaining behavior or emotions at school
  • Legal issues or conduct struggles
  • Difficulty controlling impulsive actions
  • Experience with a traumatic event and reactions to it
  • Difficulty concentrating, comprehending, or communicating
  • Sudden changes in behavior or mood
  • Struggles with food or body image
  • Self-harm
  • Talk of suicide or death
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