Children and Mental Health Source: TopCounselingSchools.org Kitt O'Malley2015-04-29T08:37:49-07:00April 29th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health, Mental Illness|Tags: Child Mental Health, Child Psychiatry, Child Psychology|22 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Kitt O'Malley Bipolar Writer & Mental Health Advocate Related Posts September 30th is International Podcast Day! Gallery September 30th is International Podcast Day! September is Suicide Prevention Month Gallery September is Suicide Prevention Month Self-Care and Acceptance of Bipolar on WebMD Gallery Self-Care and Acceptance of Bipolar on WebMD In My Own Voice Gallery In My Own Voice There Is Hope – Call or Text 988 Gallery There Is Hope – Call or Text 988 22 Comments Kitt O'Malley June 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm Yes. Thank you for the work that you do in Canada on behalf of your family and others. My own son needed mental health intervention from an early age, too. I’m thankful that we had insurance to cover the help he needed. Now we are navigating the education and health care system trying to help him with other health needs. championsforwellness June 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm I am a parent of a child who experiences mental health as well as other challenges. We recognized this at an early age, but navigating the systems to try and get support? Ugh. Thankfully, we… did not give up searching for support and answers and continued to believe in our child found some champions along the way – those people who took the time to get to know us, understand us and most importantly, believe in us. More awareness and recognition is needed that children can and do experience mental health challenges. Thanks for this post. Kitt O'Malley June 14, 2015 at 2:47 pm Thanks! Looking for the Light June 14, 2015 at 1:03 pm Reblogged this on SURVIVORS BLOG HERE and commented: Special Thanks to Kitt O’Malley. She does amazing work on her site. Please check out her site. kittomalley.com. Looking for the Light June 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm Thanks a million. You have great resources on your page. Take care. M Kitt O'Malley June 14, 2015 at 12:33 pm Yes, of course. Thank you. Looking for the Light June 14, 2015 at 10:01 am Hi Kitt Can I reblog this post? Great resource list here. It give me a place to start. Thank you 🙂 M Kitt O'Malley May 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm Yes. cgiclinic May 10, 2015 at 12:30 am I agree, its always more effective to have a supportive, non-judgemental approach. jaklumen May 1, 2015 at 11:00 pm I’m struggling to get my own affairs in order, but I hope I am able to help them lead better lives than my generation and the generation before me… at least in this regard. Kitt O'Malley May 1, 2015 at 10:57 pm You are addressing their needs. For that, I applaud you. Early intervention can really help, especially when it is supportive, compassionate, non-judgmental, and non-labeling. jaklumen May 1, 2015 at 9:55 pm Lived this, and living to see my own children live this. Kitt O'Malley May 1, 2015 at 8:59 am Thank you. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches. April 30, 2015 at 7:16 pm Children: Our most valuable asset and the most neglected segment of society. Our hope for a better tomorrow hinges on our children who are ignored when they need help the most. Amy Gamble April 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm Reblogged this on Shedding Light on Mental Illness and commented: Recognizing mental illness in young people is critical. The numbers just don’t lie. freudandfashion April 29, 2015 at 5:29 pm Hi Kitt, i completely agree — each child being unique should be one of the main tenets of child psychiatry 🙂 Kitt O'Malley April 29, 2015 at 5:24 pm I agree. We need some open-ended diagnoses for children, so that they can get the help they need without being negatively labeled. When we first took our son to a psychiatrist, we met the psychiatrist as a family for 50 minute sessions. Medication was only a component of treatment. Family support, helping us to understand and interact with our son, to realize that the parenting advice that might work with other children did not work necessarily with our son. Each child is unique. Each family is unique. freudandfashion April 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm As a psychiatrist I still struggle a bit with the idea of diagnosing children as early as preschool. I agree with the importance of seeking help if needed but often question how much is environmental…sometimes once a child is diagnosed the emphasis is placed on the child being the problem (i have several adult patients who were treated as children and grow up feeling defective and at fault). Kitt O'Malley April 29, 2015 at 9:28 am Thank you, Amy. Kitt O'Malley April 29, 2015 at 9:27 am Thank you. Provided by TopCounselingSchools.org as a promo. Doubt their schools are top notch. Believe that they are using this as an advertising aid. But looks like good info regardless. Amy April 29, 2015 at 9:14 am I like that visual aid. Very nice. Faraday's Candle April 29, 2015 at 8:39 am Interesting information. Worth sharing. Leave A CommentComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.