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Access to mental health resources to keep your child safe.

Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what day-to-day life looks like for everyone. But if the virus is causing anxiety, stress and uncertainty for grownups, consider how troubling it may be for our kids.

That’s why at CHOC, we’re providing expert mental health resources and tools, so you can get your child the support they need now.

Mental Health Resource Center

Find resources on mental health topics common to kids and teens, such as depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, mood hygiene, trauma, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

Important Contacts and Information

If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1

Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741-741
Free text support for people in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
www.crisistextline.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Call 9-8-8
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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Expert Advice and Insights

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A CHOC expert helps parents understand what social anxiety looks like in kids and teens and offers techniques to support them.

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A CHOC expert explains the verbal and behavioral signs of anxiety in school-age children and how parents and caregivers can help.

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A child’s cancer diagnosis can be difficult for the whole family. A CHOC expert offers coping techniques for kids, parents and siblings.

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With help from CHOC, Joy and their family received the tools they need to cope with mental health challenges and accomplish their goals.

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Friction between parents and teens is common. A CHOC expert explains why distance is natural and offers tips for building a better relationship.

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LGBTQIA+ youths are resilient, but they may struggle with mental health challenges at times. Family support can make a huge difference.

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