It is normal for children and youth to experience various types of emotional distress as they develop and mature. For example, it is common for children to experience anxiety about school, or youth to experience short periods of depression. However, if symptoms persist, it may be time to seek professional assistance. While most youth are healthy, physically and emotionally, one in every four to five youth meet criteria for mental disorder.
For more information on this topic, please review this link: Children’s Mental Health Awareness | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (nctsn.org), or you can speak with us directly at 908.468.7522 or email us at GIBSONC1215@GMAIL.COM.