Childhood Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues
My daughter is only three years old, but I already worry that she might experience some of the same mental health issues I did growing up. There are some signs I want to look for ("Mental Illness in Children: Types, Symptoms, Treatments").
Missed Mental Health Warning Signs in My Childhood
I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder as a young adult. My diagnosis came as a surprise to my family. Maybe I don't fit the stereotypical image of a mentally ill person but as well looked back we saw mental health warning signs we all missed.
Monitoring My Daughter's Mental Health
Now that I have a daughter of my own, I'm going to keep an eye out for those mental health warning signs. My own experiences will hopefully help me to be more aware as a mother.
Fellow parents -- how do you monitor your child's mental health? What red flags could indicate a bigger issue? Please share in the comments.
Rahm, M. (2019, October 23). Childhood Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, December 7 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2019/10/childhood-warning-signs-of-mental-health-issues