Children's mental health

Children are affected by a wide range of mental health issues, including ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, autism, bipolar disorder, bullying, conduct disorders, depression, and schizophrenia.


Need Help - 17 year old possible hospitalization?

  • By my3girls64 · New reply May 20, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I need advice... my 17 1/2 year old daughter is continuing to spiral downward... she takes meds willingly, but we havne't quite got them right yet... she's been on abilify, lexapro, lamactil, serequel ...

Need to vent and get advice

  • By silliergal24 · New reply March 15, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Can anyone PLEASE help me or give me some advice. My 14 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with 8 (yes 8) axis 1 disorders. Bipolar, ADD, ODD, borderline schizophrenic, ect. So I have just found out she ...

Looking For Psychiatrist

  • By Linda-Rosa · New reply November 28, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Does anyone know of a good psychiatrist in San Antonio who accepts CHIP? This has been frustrating for me ...

My Daughter and Bipolar

  • By smeraz43 · New reply August 22, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Hello All!! So I have a beautiful 16 year old daughter,that was just diagnosed Bipolar on 8/5... So I am new at learning how to deal with this Awful diases.. She has started Abilify and I think in a weeks ...

How does your school deal with a hospitalization?

  • By Absmom1 · New reply June 15, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • My daughter recently spent 5+ weeks in the hospital. We had a re-entry meeting, they said that there was no way my daughter could make up all the missed work so they put her on P/F for the last half of ...

mood disorder

  • By vintagemum · New reply March 7, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi I'm new here, I have a 16 yr. old daughter who when was younger was diagnosed and treated for ADHD, although it did help her academically she still had lots of problems with keeping friends as she ...

school conflict

  • By RENA · New reply February 12, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Who can I get to help me. My daughter principle dislikes her and is trying to get rid of her at school. I have talk to the Superintendent. And no help there either because the principle is female. I don't ...

ADHD not hungry

  • By atangolady · New reply January 17, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • My 7 yo grandson has ADHD and is on Concerta and Ritalin. He isn't eating much at all and we are concerned. Any ideas on how to get him to eat ...


  • By mominpa · New reply May 2, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • My sister is having major problems with her 13 year old daughter. She is defiant, disrespectful, doesnt appreciate nothing. This past Sunday she wrote a suicide note and took pills. She was taken to the ...

i have tsc and alot of mental disorders

  • By Jessicaray1993 · New reply January 1, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • hi im jessica i have tsc with mental disorders such as, ppd-nos,asd,ocd,adhd,add,aniexty disorder,schizophrenia can someone help tell me more of the disorders and talk to me if u have them. i already ...

My Sweet son

  • By awall407 · New reply November 7, 2011
  • 5 replies
  • Hello all:) I am glad to find this website! I am in need of some support from people who are in a similiar situation as I am.I am a 34 year old married mother w/3 children, 1 of which(my son 8yrs) has ...

Mental Illness hereditary!!!

  • By buttercandi · New reply October 22, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • I was born from parents that were MI. They self medicated with Alcohol and Violence...I diagnosed at 14. Though, until after three breakdowns and amnesia- I never had any aftercare. I knew early that ...

Excited to have found this Community!

  • By FrenchQuarterDoodles · New reply August 30, 2011
  • 3 replies
  • I am a Wife and Mom living in GA. My husband and I adopted five of our six children from Eastern Europe. Each is a Blessing but also suffer from various medical and developmental challenges. I am happy ...

17 year old with Tri Polar disorder, any help?

  • By crowbarsgirl · New reply August 2, 2011
  • 5 replies
  • My 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with Tri Polar Disorder, which is a particularly vexing personality disorder caused by the interaction of Borderline Personality Disorder and Bi-Polar. She is very ...

Is this normal for a 3 yr old or something more?

  • By msarmywife · New reply April 2, 2011
  • 5 replies
  • This has been so concerning and worries me so bad that even though it isn't my child I am seeking answers and opinions. My friend and neighbor has a son who will be 3yrs old next month. He is out of control ...


  • By bclark · New reply March 22, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • Hello all this is my first post please bare with me. I am a 34 yr old mom of 4 boys. My oldest son is 14 yrs and has MID and epilepsy. my second son is 12 and has not been formally diagnosed with aspergers ...

It hurts my heart

  • By PrettyDiva · New reply March 13, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • Hello , I am very very sad abou something that has been bothering me. As you know I have ADHD and I know the symptoms but I have a friend in 6th grade who I believe has it and when I tell you it's like ...

My Baby....

  • By Louvy · New reply November 12, 2010
  • 7 replies
  • Where do I begin? My youngest out of three started showing signs of behavior issue at age 9. She started having problems in school (not listening, starting fights and just rebellious with authority figures ...

Any Advice?

  • By feyes34 · New reply November 12, 2010
  • 10 replies
  • I have a 15yr. old son who was diagnosed with adhd when he was about 8yrs. old. Throughout the years he has been on about 5-7 different medications. The meds worked for a little then eventually stopped ...

With pesticides tied to ADHD in children, are you going to buy organic?

  • By MHANational · Posted May 18, 2010
  • 0 replies
  • With the release of a study which links pesticides to ADHD or you going to buy organic fruit for you or your children? Link to study news here: G41R20100517 ...

Things you can do

Support Mental Health America

Help Mental Health America reach its goals and support people like yourself by making a donation today.

Donate to  Mental Health America

Discussion topics

Resources from Mental Health America

Mental Health America 2013 Annual Conference on Wellness

Receive e-mail news from MHA

Community leaders