Mental Health Concerns

Bullying. Sleep Problems. Suicidal Thoughts.

Have you noticed a difference in your child’s behavior?

There are many mental health concerns that, when ignored, can contribute to a mental health diagnosis.

The team at On Our Sleeves is here to help you navigate behavioral concerns for your child or adolescents. Our experts from Nationwide Children’s Hospital have put together resources from blogs to videos and more that can help answer your questions and provide guidance when your child might be exuding any of the behaviors below.

Bullying

Bullying

Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior by a person or group that targets another person or group. It involves an imbalance of power and is usually repeated over time.

Body Image

Body Image

Body positivity is about loving yourself and others regardless of physical appearance. It’s about encouraging self-positivity, acceptance and health.

Dealing with Loss

Dealing with Loss

While loss affects us in many different ways, it’s important to learn coping strategies for our mental health.

Physical Abuse

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is any non-accidental act that results in physical injury to a child or adolescent. Physical abuse can result from physical punishment that goes too far or when a parent or caregiver lashes out in anger.

Relationships

Relationships

When two or more people are connected and behave toward each other, we call that a relationship. Relationships can take many forms, but ultimately can be healthy or unhealthy.

School Problems

School Problems

Poor academic performance, not wanting to go to school or participate in school or strained relationships with classmates and teachers are all problems children can face at school.

Self Harm

Self-Harm

Self-injury is the act of physically hurting oneself without the intent to die. It is a sign of emotional distress. It shows that a person has a lack of healthy coping skills.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse can include both touching and non-touching behaviors. In general, no thought is given to what effect this behavior may have on the child.

Sleep

Sleep

For children and teens with a mental health disorder, sleep is especially important, as they may be more sensitive than the typical child or teen.

Stress

Stress

Stress is a common part of every child’s life. Children worry about their appearance, about tests and school projects, being accepted by friends, being separated from family, and more.

Suicidal Behaviors

Suicidal Behaviors

By definition, a suicide is a death caused by self-directed, harmful behavior with the intent to die as a result of the behavior.