School is back in session–however, many students are struggling to adjust to this “new normal,” on top of the anxiety, fear, and stress that the typical back-to-school season brings. Similarly, parents are grappling with how to best support their children. It’s important to remember that every family is navigating these challenges for the first time, but this is not forever—we will get through it!
While everyone is struggling with this transition, it’s also important to recognize when your child may need additional support. If you’re unsure whether your child’s mental health struggles require care that you cannot provide at home, ask for help. Initially, you can reach out to your child’s teacher or school counselor to see if they have noticed any signs or symptoms that require additional support. In addition, your primary care doctor can be a wonderful resource who can assist with a mental health screening and help determine the best next steps for supporting your child.
If you are struggling to find an appropriate resource for your child’s mental health needs, Charlie Health is here to support you. Give us a call and our team of professionals will gladly walk you through our offerings as well as help you determine what level of care is right for your child. You are not alone.