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To Medicate or Not to Medicate Your Child for Mental Illness?

To Medicate or Not to Medicate Your Child for Mental Illness?

The decision to medicate your child for a mental illness is often an agonizing one. Many parents that I work with struggle to find the balance between dealing with their child’s behaviors themselves and letting someone help them. Often times, the act of asking for help is a challenge. Medicating a child is not the easiest decision to make for some parents while for others it is the easiest thing to do. As a parent who does choose to medicate my child, I have to say that medication in and of itself, does not resolve behavior issues. Yes, medication does help, but I believe it to be a last resort option. Below are descriptions of some of the parents I’ve worked with. So would you choose to medicate or not to medicate your child for a mental illness?

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5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

May 9th, 2013 has been declared Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “The effort seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.”

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