Children's Mental Health
Being a parent is hard, and so is being a kid. It can be difficult to know if your child has a serious problem. Everyday stresses can cause changes in your child's behavior. Warning signs that it might be a more serious problem include:
  • Problems in more than one setting (at school, at home, with peers)
  • Changes in appetite or sleep
  • Social withdrawal or fear of things he or she did not used to be not afraid of
  • Returning to behaviors more common in younger children, such as bed-wetting
  • Signs of being upset, such as sadness or tearfulness
  • Signs of self-destructive behavior, such as head-banging or suddenly getting hurt often
  • Repeated thoughts of death

If you are worried about the mental health of your child, Washington Communities Human Services can help. Please call 724-225-6940 to schedule an intake appointment. You may use the links to the left to discover the services we offer.