Talking to Kids about School Safety
To guide parents, the National Mental Health Association offers the following suggestions:
The following behaviors are signs that a child may need help:
The more signs you see the greater the chance the child needs help. The National Mental Health Association's toll-free Information Line can help parents and teachers find community resources. NMHA also provides informational brochures on children's mental health issues, such as a Teen Survival Guide to Surviving Stress, Teen Depression, Coping with Loss, Youth Violence and What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health.
For more information, contact your local Mental Health Association or the National Mental Health Association at (800) 969-NMHA.
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Mental Health Resource Center 800/969-NMHA
TTY Line 800/433-5959
Established in 1909, the National Mental Health Association is America's leading mental health advocacy organization dedicated to improving understanding, treatment and services for adults and children with mental health needs.
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans through advocacy, education, research and service.