When and How to Seek Mental Health Support for your Child or Teen

When are the emotions and behaviors exhibited by your child or teen developmentally appropriate, and when do they indicate a mental health concern?

All children and teens experience a broad range of emotions and face certain challenges while growing up, which may result in certain behaviors. When are those emotions and behaviors reason enough to seek mental health support?

On January 10, Cartwheel hosted Marcus Cherry, Ph.D. for a conversation that provided general guidelines for parents and caregivers on when to seek mental health support.

In this webinar, we cover:

  • Key factors to keep in mind when considering whether your child’s behaviors or emotions are developmentally appropriate or indicate a mental health concern
  • Who to talk to when you’re concerned
  • Resources for how to find a mental health professional
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Key Takeaways: When and How to Seek Mental Health Support

Other resources suggested by our speaker: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Parenting Website

American Psychological Association (APA) - Children

About our speaker, Marcus Cherry, Ph.D.

Dr. Marcus Cherry is a Senior Attending Psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cherry has over 20 years of clinical experience in providing evidence-based and culturally responsive care to children, adolescents, and their families coping with depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders, responses to childhood trauma, and chronic and acute medical stressors. Dr. Cherry is a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee, and member of the MA Psychological Association Ethics Advisory Committee.