In an article by Metro Kids, they cover the signs of Mental Illness that Parents should be watching for in their children.
It is important for parents to understand the difference in their child’s behavior. “The fact is one in five children in this country have a mental-health issue, says Jaime Arlia, Associate Vice President of Children & Family Services at Care Plus in Paramus, NJ”. Anxiety is most common amongst kids according to a Pew Research Study that found that about 32% of individuals with a mental health issue experience anxiety. Take notice of your children’s behavior, look for changes in sleep patterns, eating habits, substance abuse, and pay attention to your child’s interests or lack thereof. These are important warning signs are reasons for concern and it is important for parents to understand the difference between their children’s normal and irregular behavior.
Read more here: http://www.metrokids.com/MetroKids/Health/What-Are-the-Signs-of-Mental-Illness-in-Children/