Research and common experience
tell us that many children experience difficulties in their daily
lives. 1 in every 5 American children and adolescents has a
mental health problem, and least 1 in 10 children has a severe
emotional disturbance. Still, only 1/3 of all children with mental
disorders receive treatment.
At HSI we receive many calls for help from concerned parents. They
are worried for a variety of reasons, among them that their child
of Chris... Looking
back five years to when I was in middle school, I can
see the event that triggered my depression – the
death of my five year-old cousin. It hit my whole family
hard. Around that time, I became unhappy with life.
I didn’t talk to anyone, thinking that nobody
would understand. Read more...
Has trouble paying attention.
Skips school or frequently doesn’t want
Does poorly or has trouble keeping up in school.
Is uncooperative or defiant much of the time.
Has lots of tantrums or outbursts of anger.
Doesn’t seem to have friends.
Seems nervous, fearful, or stressed much of
Seems unusually sad.
Has repeated thoughts about death or suicide.
Seems troubled by a major loss or event —
divorce, death, etc.
Has trouble fitting into family life.
Is using or experimenting with drugs or alcohol.
Is troubled by body image, starves self or
If your child or other family member is experiencing these or other
difficulties that are of concern to you, please contact us and we
will make every effort to be of assistance. We offer a variety of
services and programs to help troubled children and adolescents.
Child & Family
Services provides: (Programs marked with an asterisk * have eligibility requirements, please contact us for additional