As a parent, guardian, or caregiver, we all strive for our children to achieve the best in their lives. No matter how low they fall, as long as they can reach their top, it is enough for you. Which is why it is heartbreaking to see when they are going through a difficult time. You stretch all the possible ways to help them in any way, especially when they are sick or going through a hard time in school. They also have their fair share of anxieties and stressful situations.
Take note that according to Kathleen Smith, PhD, LPC, “Many people with depression may experience what is known as “anxious distress” in addition to their low mood.” Nevertheless, continued support from you makes them able to solve these problems. However, it is extra difficult when you are guiding a child who is suffering from a mental illness.
At some point, you may think, “How can my child experience something like this?” But in fact, the most common leading causes of disabilities worldwide are mental illnesses. From this information, around 10 to 20 percent of children and adolescents exhibit symptoms and signs of diagnosable mental disorders. The thought of your child being a part of that may leave an aching feeling in you. But, the ultimate course of action is to know whether your child is actually suffering from a mental illness.