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“I hate school. Nobody likes me.”

It is estimated that as many as one in five children and adolescents may have a mental health disorder that can be identified and require treatment.

For both kids and parents, the rollercoaster of childhood has its ups and downs. If the routine challenges of growing up become too difficult to manage, it's worth taking a closer look.

Warning Signs that a Child May Be in Trouble
  • Extreme mood swings, frequent fighting, or outbursts of anger
  • Development of rebellious, confrontational or hostile relationships with parents, siblings, teachers and other non-family authority figures
  • Drop in grades and poor attendance
  • Change or lack of interest in hygiene, grooming or appearance
  • New friendships with older or unacceptable persons
  • Interest in drug culture and its paraphernalia
  • Stealing or excessive requests for money