13 Signs of Potential Mental Illness in a Child

Most parents have an instantaneous desire to protect their children. We tend to our children’s needs: If an unexplained rash appears, we see the doctor. If a fever spikes, we see the doctor. If a bone seems injured, we see the doctor. Visible wounds are relatively easy to recognize. It’s different when a child begins having problems at school or with friends, or if he or she becomes uncooperative and has inexplicable outbursts. Such …

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Do parents need lessons for children’s mental health?

Parents should have lessons provided by the government on how to raise their children, Britain’s leading public health expert has said as reported by the BBC. Professor John Ashton, outgoing president of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH), said children were neglected by some schools and parents. He said the state should help stop children being crippled by conditions such as anxiety, anorexia and obesity. The FPH has released a …

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Support mental health and wellbeing amongst children after a natural disaster

Disaster recovery programs are typically aimed to address concrete needs of communities in disaster impacted areas. The post-disaster psychological vulnerability of impacted populations, particularly of children and adolescents, is now widely documented. Teachers are ideally placed to administer early intervention strategies to support child and adolescent mental health in the post-disaster environment. However, the most effective strategies available to teachers have not been delineated. Dr Carlie Darling, Statewide Projects Co-ordinator, RAMHP, …

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