As parents, we know what it takes to keep our children physically healthy. However, understanding a child's mental wellness is not always clear. Just as early detection and treatment can have an impact on their physical ailments, the same early intervention can also have a positive effect on a child's mental well being and development. Consider a Mental Wellness Screening if you observe any of the following:
Frequently tired, low energy
Spends too much time alone, avoids people
Loss of interest in friends or favorite activities
Abuses alcohol or drugs
Hears voices or sees things that aren't there
School performance dropping
Frequently irritable, lashes out
Prolonged feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or despair
Inability to concentrate, fidgety
Needs to wash or perform certain tasks many times a day
Destructive behavior; damages property or harms animals
Self-harm or talks about death
Friends of Family Health Center Pediatric Medicine and Behavioral Health Clinic welcomes our young patients and families to a Mental Wellness Screening, and to discuss and understand mental wellness.
For more information and to make an appointment, call our Pediatric Medicine Clinic at (562) 501-1602. Be sure to mention Mental Wellness Screening. Our providers and specialists are committed to providing quality, confidential, and personal care to address various concerns.