May is Mental Health Month! All kids deserve kind, safe, welcoming places to grow.

Crisis

My child is troubled by a traumatic event

Trauma is a common and treatable condition by a professional – more than ⅔ of kids report at least one traumatic event by 16 years old. If you are noticing a child is distressed or appears to be stuck, take these next steps to assess the best way to move forward.

My child is experiencing depression

Here are some starting steps to take when your child is experiencing a particularly tough moment with depression. Your child may have feelings or thoughts that have started interfering with how they handle daily routines like sleeping, eating, care or school. For any life-threatening emergencies, call 988 immediately.