A Few Mental Health Red Flags for Children: How to Identify and Address Them

Mental health is an important topic for both children and adults. It is especially important to be aware of mental health red flags in order to address them early on. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs and symptoms that may indicate areas of concern with your child's mental health. We will also provide some tips on how to address these issues. Mental health can often be treated if they are caught early on, so it is crucial to be aware of the warning signs!



Children are a joy to have in your life. They can also be very complex. Everything may not be what it seems. How we address various challenges that come up as a result of our children, friends, family and associates is critical to identifying potential areas of concern.

Mental health problems can often be treated if they are caught early on. Therefore, it is crucial to be aware of the warning signs! Here are some mental health red flags to look out for in children:

  • Withdrawing from friends and activities

  • Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy

  • Changes in appetite

  • Being irratable

  • Always wanting to be alone

  • Expressing strong feelings of worthlessness

These are just a few examples. If you are struggling with your mental health, please reach out to a professional or loved one for help. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of! Remember, you are not alone. Mental health is a large topic of concern in our world today. It has been for many years a very overlooked area of health. We are taking back this narrative and taking back our ability to win the battle in the mind. Mental health affects everyone. Mental illness does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter what color you are, how much money you have in the bank, or where you live.


Author bio: Jasmine Rush is a mental health advocate, author and coach. Willing to jump in and walk alongside anyone who is struggling. Mental health should be a conversation, not a taboo. Please reach out to a mental health professional. For coaching, please reach out to Jasmine Rush at www.jasminenicolerush.com.

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