Children and Mental Health: What You Can Do to Help Your Child?

According to the Children’s Mental Health Report, mental health disorders are the most common diseases of childhood. An estimated 17.1 million children have or have had a psychiatric disorder more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.

This is a major issue many parents don’t speak about. I recently had a chance to sit down and interview Ms. Kenyatta Williams, a licensed clinical social worker. Her educational and professional experience has included an eclectic approach to address the psychological and practical needs of children, adults, and families.

In this interview, we want to share the importance of getting your child help and different signs parents need to know if their child suffers from mental illness.

BDO: What has been your experience in working with children who have a mental illness?

KW: An area of my social work practice that has been a sacred place for me involves children with