Mental Health

It's important to get kids with mental health problems the help that they need. Learn about anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, and more.

When to Worry About Your Child's Worries

It's normal for kids to be anxious from time to time, but how can you know whether your child's worries are cause for concern? Here are smart suggestions from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

Helping a Child With ADHD Succeed in School

Your kid may have trouble sitting still in the classroom or focusing on assignments, he can still reach academic success following these guidelines.

Is Your Child Too Anxious?

It's normal for children to have fears and worries, but a surprising number have an actual anxiety disorder that could benefit from treatment. Experts from the Child Mind Institute explain the difference.

Is Your Smartphone Affecting Your Relationship With Your Kids?

"It's much harder to toggle between mom or dad brain and other aspects of life because the boundaries have all blurred together."

Dealing With Disruptive Behavior

Experts from the Child Mind Institute share the techniques they use with kids in behavioral therapy -- so you can use them at home to improve your own child's behavior.

Does Your Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a serious condition that can mean more than the usual winter slump for your kid. Learn what it is, how to spot the symptoms, and what you can do to help your child cheer up.

Hey Dads, Your Moods Impact Your Kids Big Time

New research links dads' stress levels and moods to kids' development in major ways.

Children and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

More than 400,000 children develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year. This is what's known about the condition and how to help a child who's suffering.

Why and How to Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help kids learn to focus, manage stress, regulate emotions, and develop a positive outlook. Here's how to teach them the skill.

Children and Depression

This is how to determine whether your child's problem goes beyond run-of-the-mill sadness, and what can be done to help kids with depression.

Peace of Mind: How to Help a Child with Anxiety

Is your kid often anxious before a test or about things she saw on the news? Ease her worries with these low-key strategies.

Kids & Tourette Syndrome

There are lots of misconceptions about Tourette Syndrome. This is what experts know about how they affect children and what can be done to help.

Postpartum Depression: "I couldn't even talk... without crying."

Molly, a mom of two, started having postpartum depression symptoms, such as weight loss and exhaustion, right after she gave birth. In this video, she offers advice for women who are in a similar position.

How to Help Your Anxious Child

For some kids, minor worries turn into full-fledged fears. But with the right approach, you can help your child feel reassured.

Bipolar Disorder in Children

Bipolar disorder, which usually affects older children, is marked by very specific behaviors. This is how to spot -- and treat -- the condition.

Kids and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects many children -- but the available treatments can make a big difference.

You Need This List of 101 Tips to Cope With Stress

There's a reason this list has gone viral.

Kids & Separation Anxiety

Nearly all children experience separation anxiety. This is how to help your child cope.

What is Selective Mutism?

This anxiety disorder causes some children -- mostly girls -- to nearly completely avoid talking in certain situations, such as school. This is what's known about selective mutism's causes and treatment.

The Invisible Bully: Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Children with OCD live in constant fear that something terrible will happen, but with the right treatment they can learn to feel safe again.

Postpartum Depression: "It felt like I was sort of always on."

Amanda, mom to a 5-year-old son and a 2-1/2-year-old daughter, was overwhelmed and unable to settle in after the birth of her daughter. After seeking help, she was able to overcome her postpartum depression. Learn more about her story.

3 Myths About Pregnancy and Antidepressants

For some women, taking anti-depressants is actually what's best for their baby.

What Postpartum Depression Looks Like

One mom describes her experience navigating through postpartum depression after the birth of her child.

Brave Young Burn Victims Urge Us to 'Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin'

A new video featuring young burn victims will both inspire and awe you with its incredible message about self-acceptance.

Moms Are Most Depressed When Kids Are in Middle School, Study Says

Turns out, the middle school years are tough on mom, too.