Child Mental Health

Child Mental Health Matters.

I have been working with children and their parents for over 25 years. There have been some recent findings I would like to share with you. Child mental health is so critical!

Child Mental Health

In the 2014 September 2014  o Dr. Mina Fazel of the University of Oxford  estimated that 10 per cent of those under the age of 18 could benefit from specialist mental health care in their childhood.

“These disorders are therefore common, but not only that, they’re also persistent, so they’re likely to affect young people throughout the course of their lives,” An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental health issues, but less than 20 per cent will receive appropriate treatment, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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There’s a basic understanding of mental illness, which is important for adults to understand.

Adults need to be taught how to advocate in the classroom.  “We know what works, but where we fall down is implementing this on a large scale in schools. We also need national policies to help education and mental health services work more closely together.” Fazel said.

My approach is to teach parents how to work with teachers and their family doctor. My work with the children gives them confidence and self esteem.

Dr. Marshall Korenblum i Toronto, where he specializes in adolescent psychiatry . He says “We know that 70 per cent of mental illness can be identified before the age of 18 or 19. So if we did a better job of recognizing these problems earlier, they’d be easier to treat and the impact on academic success, social adjustment and of course mental health would be huge.” We need realize how vital child mental health is.

My approach helps families to cope and then helps the child with the mental health concern deal with their issues of anxiety, depression and stress.

Child mental health matters.

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