Could you detect the signs of mental illness in your child?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 12 October 2017

11 mins

Young kids can be pretty temperamental, but would you know whether their tears were a sign of normal development, or something that needs a little more help?

The eighth Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) National Child Health Poll has identified that most parents don’t know the signs of mental illness in their child, or where to get help. Dr Anthea Rhodes is a paediatrician and Director of the Poll, she takes us through what to look out for and where to go if you need some help.

For a more detailed look at the poll check out the RCH’s website.

If you or your child is struggling and need to talk to someone, you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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