What is mental illness?
The Mayo Clinic defines mental illness as patterns or changes in thinking, feeling, or behavior that cause distress or disrupt the ability to function. For children, it refers to the delays or disruptions in developing age-appropriate thinking, behaviors, social skills, or regulation of emotions.
Mental health counseling is a formal, purposeful partnership between a client and a mental health professional to address mental health concerns.
Some common mental illnesses among children are Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Other conditions include the following:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Depression and other Mood Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
If your child has any of these disorders and needs counseling services, do not hesitate to contact an expert before it is too late. The warning signs of mental illness include:
- Persistent sadness that lasts two weeks or more
- Withdrawing from or avoiding social interactions
- Outbursts, extreme irritability, and other out-of-control behavior that can be harmful
- Weight loss
- Difficulty sleeping
Whether your child needs psychiatry care or substance abuse counseling in Ohio, children are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms and how the condition affects their daily life. A health care provider may recommend a psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, psychiatric nurse, or other mental health care professional.
WCAP Counseling is your partner when you have mental health issues with your child. From mental health treatment and anger management programs to substance disorder treatment in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, we got you covered.
Contact us at 614-239-9965 for more information about our therapy services.