Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Childhood Health and Wellness

Early treatment can help prevent more severe, lasting problems as a child grows up. This resource provides warning signs of troubling behavior and might indicate the need help for younger and older children should the behavior last for weeks or months and interfere with the child’s daily life at home and at school, or with friends.


Resources for individuals in need of assistance (emergent or otherwise) can also be found via the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, the Mental Health America's Finding Therapy page, and at (including suicide prevention and a veterans’ crisis line).

Also available is a guide to help families who have a loved one who is suicidal or has made a suicide attempt. It provides information on understanding suicide, warning signs and action steps to take, and how to prevent future attempts and keep your loved one safe.


teenager, mental health, adolescent
Developed by: HHS, NIH, National Institute of Mental Health
HHS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration