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Children's Mental Health Services

If you or your child are having suicidal thoughts and need immediate attention please call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741

Beech Acres Parenting Center is making important changes that will enhance our service coordination efforts in our partner schools to more holistically address the needs of families. We’ve made the strategic decision to focus our mental health services on solely serving families within the educational channel. This focus on serving families in schools will improve access to our services and allow us to serve the community more broadly.

As of April 1, 2019, we will no longer be accepting community-based referrals for therapy, case management, and medication services at our three outpatient office locations. In order to meet the needs of families who are not currently served in one of our partner schools, we have developed strategic partnerships with other providers in the community to provide the best possible care possible.

If you are concerned with recent changes in your child’s mood or behavior and/or they have presented any of the warning signs above it may be time to seek professional intervention. Discuss your concerns with your child pediatrician or find out if we’re in your child’s school. Our school-based services are designed to meet families where they are by providing specific services in their neighborhood school.

Look For Warning Signs

Approximately 1 in 5 children between the ages of 13 and 18 will experience some type of mental illness during their lives. It is important for parents to be able to be aware of the potential warning signs and symptoms of mental illness so you can seek proper intervention as soon as possible. Some things to look for include:

  • Changes in mood
  • Presentation of intense feelings and emotions
  • Substance abuse
  • Unexpected or erratic changes in behavior
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating 
  • Sudden changes in friendships or social dynamics 
  • Physical symptoms 
  • Self-harm 
  • Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite 
  • Substance abuse 

If you are concerned with recent changes in your child’s mood or behavior and/or they have presented any of the warning signs above it may be time to seek professional intervention. Discuss your concerns with your child pediatrician or find out if we’re in your child’s school. Our school-based services are designed to meet families where they are by providing specific services in their neighborhood school.

Remember a mental health diagnosis is just like a physical diagnosis. Your kid is still your kid! Check out our blog for effective strategies for parenting you can use while your child is in therapy.

Mental Health Services For Children

Your child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. The good news is that like physical health, mental health can be assessed, diagnosed and improved. 

Children’s Mental Health resources

If you are concerned with recent changes in your child’s mood or behavior and/or they have presented any of the warning signs above it may be time to seek professional intervention. Discuss your concerns with your child pediatrician or find out if we’re in your child’s school. Our school-based services are designed to meet families where they are by providing specific services in their neighborhood school.

Check out our blog for effective strategies for parenting you can use while your child is in therapy.

Understand And Overcome Stigma

What is stigma? Stigma is a negative association or perception of a person due to their specific circumstances. Historically, mental illness has been portrayed in such a negative manner that a shroud of stigma has befallen those that struggle with their mental health. Despite the widespread prevalence of mental illness, many find it difficult to discuss their symptoms and seek help fearing fame and judgment. While great strides have been made to overcome the stigma associated with mental illness in recent years, we still have a long way to go. 

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