As parents, we often feel that we should be able to provide our children with everything they will ever need. We want to make them feel safe, answer every question and find the solution to every problem. We want to be the one they can count on when difficulties arise, the one who can help them with anything that is beyond their developing capabilities. However, sometimes their problems are beyond our knowledge and capabilities as a parent. Sometimes as a parent, we need help. Realizing this and taking steps to get the proper support could be the most important thing you ever do for your child and yourself. Correct diagnosis of any medical or emotional issue is a crucial first step toward implementing the proper treatment.
A professional mental health evaluation can often explain symptoms or causes that are not apparent on the surface. Behavioral problems may be symptoms of underlying psychological, biological or emotional issues that inhibit a child’s social, academic and emotional development. If a young child is not able to speak or communicate effectively, it can be extremely difficult for a parent to properly diagnose a potential problem.
Our child psychiatrists are trained and experienced in all the specialized skills it takes to effectively diagnose and treat our youngest patients. We can assist you in developing a mental health treatment strategy that will start your child on the road to recovery. We can teach you tools and techniques that make a difference today so your child can fulfill their potential tomorrow.
Prairie St. John’s provides a number of services for children, adolescents and adults facing mental health issues, substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders. For a confidential, no-cost assessment call 701-476-7200 anytime, day or night.