Many parents do not realize it, but there are millions of children every year who suffer from behavioral and mental health challenges. While each and every case may be different in terms of severity, the reality is that 20% of youth from the ages of 13-18 live with some sort of mental condition; so almost a quarter of children and adolescents in America are struggling with a mental health issue. In addition, 8% of youth have some sort of anxiety disorder. So what exactly does this mean for you as a parent this summer?
In short, the summer months may end up being more of a challenge for a parent with a child suffering from a behavioral or mental health challenge. With extra free time during the summer months, the lack of structure could potentially exacerbate certain issues that the school year provides, and parents may be at a loss at times on how to deal with this new situation. Those that live in the North Carolina region, however, have some excellent tools and facilities available at their disposal.
SBC Wilmington is one such facility that caters to the needs of children from the ages of 5 to 17 years old. Behavioral health challenges can truly affect the safety and well-being of children at times, which makes it all the more important to be able to deal with these challenges from a point of understanding, knowledge and positivity. SBC Wilmington has the tools in place in order to help your child deal with various mental health issues that may arise during the summer months. Our Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Program helps children and adolescents who are at significant risk of suicide and self-harm, suffer from serious depression or anxiety and have a serious impairment to their daily activities. Again, less structure during the summer can bring these problems to light; if you have any concerns, questions or have serious concerns about the wellbeing of your child and their particular mental or behavioral health issues, we urge you to contact us 24/7 at 855-537-2262 so that we can help you face these challenges.