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Early Detection and Treatment is critical to avert more Significant and Persistent Disorders

Early Detection and Treatment is critical to avert more Significant and Persistent Disorders

It is critical to acknowledge that children's mental health is just as important as their physical health for optimal growth & development. As a mother, a doctor, and an early-childhood educator, I feel obligated to stress how important it is to support our kids' mental health, particularly in honour of Children's Mental Health Week.

Children's general health is closely linked to their mental health. It has been noted that during childhood and adolescence, many adult mental disorders' signs were present, albeit frequently undetected. This emphasises the need for early detection and treatment, which can avert more serious and persistent issues as a kid grows older.

Children's mental health disorders are long-term conditions that can have a big influence on their lives. These conditions may impair their ability to perform in a variety of contexts, including the community, the classroom, and home. It can be difficult for kids with untreated mental health issues to make friends, stay up to date in school, and retain their self-esteem.

Changes in interests, sleep habits, social disengagement, and participation in risky behaviours are some signs that older children and adolescents are experiencing these issues. It is essential to be watchful for these symptoms in order to recognize and address them early on.It is crucial to use collaborative techniques with educators, parents, healthcare professionals, and with others that matter. Results can be greatly improved with an early diagnosis and the right services.

Supporting children's mental health is a critical responsibility of parents and educators. This involves keeping an eye on developmental milestones for smaller children and maintaining a close and transparent relationship with older children. In conclusion, as we observe Children's Mental Health Week, let us renew our commitment to the emotional well-being of our children. Their future, and indeed the future of our society, depends on our ability to nurture not only their physical health but their mental health as well.