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Facts for Families

Getting good information is often the first step in addressing a mental health concern. Stress Hacks offers information in the Youth Section: Health Hacks on a number of topics, including the most common mental health concerns in youth:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol use
  • Drug use

These pages provide definitions, some signs to watch for and suggestions for seeking further information and help. They also contain self-care tips and hacks to reduce or resolve challenges, and they can help you to consider your next steps as families and care-givers. You can also visit Getting Help to find other available resources.

 

Child Development Facts

Please visit Healthy Child Manitoba for information on early childhood, middle childhood and teen development that can assist in determining if your child’s or teen’s behaviour is typical, or if there is reason for concern. Healthy Child Manitoba also offers information on programs, services and strategies in Manitoba in the area of youth development. There is Healthy Baby information and you can also find parenting strategies and information in the Parent Zone section of the website.

 

If getting facts causes you to have more concerns, the situation may be considered a crisis.

A crisis happens when someone feels desperate, hopeless or alone, with no one to turn to.

A crisis is present if someone has made a plan to hurt themselves or someone else, if they have a way to hurt themselves or someone else or if they have previously tried to hurt themselves or complete suicide.

If these statements are true about your child or teen, you need to access help right now. Go to “Need Help Now?” at the top of the page for more information.