Children and adolescents face a wide range of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, and even eating disorders. These issues can manifest in various behaviors, such as difficulty sleeping, difficulty controlling emotions, and difficulty concentrating. Additionally, children and adolescents may struggle with impulsivity, hostility, aggression, self-harm, and/or suicidal thoughts. It is important to recognize the signs of mental health issues in children and adolescents and to provide them with the appropriate support and resources to help them lead healthy and successful lives. 

Mental health professionals provide a safe and supportive environment for children to explore their thoughts and feelings. Through therapeutic interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness, children can learn to cope with stress and anxiety, process difficult emotions, and develop healthy strategies for managing their mental health. At Laurel Helping Hands we work with children and their families to identify areas of difficulty, discuss their concerns, and create a plan to help them reach their goals. With guidance and support from a mental health professional, children can learn how to understand and manage their emotions, build healthy relationships with others, and lead fulfilling lives.