Children's Mental Health: HealthyPlace Newsletter

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Your Child's Mental Health

Do you ever wonder: "Is there something wrong with my child?" Maybe your child acts out and you contemplate whether these are symptoms of ADHD or signs of Bipolar Disorder in children.

A recent study indicates that many parents can tell if their child has a mental illness. However, unlike cold symptoms or a case of the measles, a child's mental health problem may not be as easy to recognize. Here are the signs of mental health disorders in children that signal it's time for professional help.

Your child's teacher can also be a resource in determining if your child has a psychological disorder or learning disability.

Sharing your observations with your child's pediatrician or family doctor is an important first step in getting a diagnosis and appropriate treatment for children with mental health needs.

We'll be exploring that more on tonight's HealthyPlace TV show.

"Parenting a Child with a Mental Illness" On HealthyPlace TV

Cheryl Murphy understands the stress, strain and heartbreak that sometimes comes with parenting a mentally ill child. Cheryl's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have all battled mood disorders and it's taken a toll on her and other members of her family.

Watch Cheryl's story unfold this Tuesday night, June 23. The show starts at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CT, 8:30 ET and airs live on our website.

In the second half of the show, you get to ask Dr. Harry Croft, your personal mental health questions.

Next week, on HealthyPlace TV, we'll be discussing OCD.

Coming in July on the HealthyPlace TV Show

  • Surviving the Suicide of Your Child
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Narcissism
  • Suicidality and Psychiatric Medications

If you would like to be a guest on the show or share you personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT

Click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows.

More Information on Child Mental Health

Coaching The Argumentative Child

Speaking of "wearing," do you have a child who argues about everything and anything? Dr. Steven Richfield, "The Parent Coach," says it can drive you and other family members absolutely bonkers. Luckily, he has a solution for dealing with the argumentative child.

Following Up on Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships

In last week's newsletter, we defined healthy relationships and unhealthy relationships. Afterwards, Amber wrote in to say:

"My problem is abusive relationships. I date a guy and think finally I found a nice one and a month or two later, the screaming, yelling and shoving starts. What's wrong with me?"

If you're in a similar situation:

Jealousy is another problem

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2009, June 23). Children's Mental Health: HealthyPlace Newsletter, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 18 from

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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