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Mental and emotional well-being are part of a child's overall health – and something many parents and caregivers have concerns about at some point during a child's life. When these worries arise, it can be difficult to know if a child's mood or behavior is a normal part of growing up or if it's something more serious that may need professional attention.

Even when a family feels certain that their child needs help, knowing how and where to find it can be confusing. We are here to help. 

Understanding mental health disorders in children and teens

The following topics can help you better understand child and adolescent mental health and the range of services and supports available to families in Central Virginia. 

  • Signs of problems and behavioral disorders: When a child’s problems with mood or behavior begin to interfere with relationships or everyday life, it may be a sign of a mental health disorder. We’re here to help you find the signs, diagnose, and treat them. 
  • Understanding evaluation: It is helpful for families to understand what goes into evaluating your child that might have a mental health and behavioral disorder.
  • Know the available treatment: Following an evaluation, a mental health professional will recommend a specific treatment for your child. 


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