Family support resources

Mental health and behavioral problem support to help your child and family

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. 

Contact our resource center to help your family

The Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center helps families navigate and access mental health services in Virginia. Families can call directly to speak with a family navigator, free of charge. Primary care providers can also call us to refer families in need of support and assistance. 

Call us at (804) 828-9897

Learn about the mental health services we have available for families

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