Idaho Children's Mental Health Awareness Week


By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) This week is Idaho Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. There are many mental health problems that can affect our youth. Children’s brains are developing and that means there are a lot of genetic challenges that could occur. Parents should be watching out for any signs of mood changes or behavioral changes.

The quicker you can get your child help, the quicker the changes can be brought under control and the children can continue to develop functionally.

"You look in our society and there is stress and challenges and a lot of shouldn'ts and don'ts. Children need a lot of encouragement. They need to have hope. They need to have direction and that's why it is so important," said Dr. Eric Jones.

Some of the main mental health problems that plague children are autism, depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactive disorders.

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