Childhood Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues

October 23, 2019 Megan Rahm

My daughter is only three years old, but I already worry that she might experience some of the same mental health issues I did growing up. There are some signs I want to look for ("Mental Illness in Children: Types, Symptoms, Treatments").

Missed Mental Health Warning Signs in My Childhood

I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder as a young adult. My diagnosis came as a surprise to my family. Maybe I don't fit the stereotypical image of a mentally ill person but as well looked back we saw mental health warning signs we all missed.

Monitoring My Daughter's Mental Health

Now that I have a daughter of my own, I'm going to keep an eye out for those mental health warning signs. My own experiences will hopefully help me to be more aware as a mother.

Fellow parents -- how do you monitor your child's mental health? What red flags could indicate a bigger issue? Please share in the comments.

APA Reference
Rahm, M. (2019, October 23). Childhood Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

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