Emotional Disturbance

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 5 (FS5) June 2010 | Links updated, May 2013 Approximately 7 pages when printed.PDF versionThis information in SpanishThe mental health of our children is a natural and important concern for us all. The fact is, many mental disorders have their beginnings in childhood or adolescence, yet may go undiagnosed and untreated for years. (1)We refer to mental disorders using different “umbrella” terms such as emotional disturbance, … [Read more...]

Mental Health Resources

Updated February 2013There are many, many organizations and groups that deal with mental health. This page will help you find the one or ones that offer the type of assistance, intervention, or information you're seeking. Also be sure to check the Related Information on the right sidebar!We've organized the information into the following sections:If it's a crisis...NICHCY quick connectionsBe sure to come hereFind mental health servicesMental health … [Read more...]

School guidelines program for eating disorders

The School Guidelines Program is a product of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD). The program is designed to assist school personnel in handling the issues of eating disorders among students. The program provides teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, and other school personnel with specific directions, which help them effectively assist at-risk students, as well as those who already have been identified … [Read more...]

Warning signs of an eating disorder

It's critical to know the warning signs of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, so they can be assessed and the identified eating disorder can be treated as early as possible. (posted April 6, 2012) http://www.healthyplace.com/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-overview/warning-signs-of-an-eating-disorder/ … [Read more...]

Parent toolkit on eating disorders

This toolkit comes from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and is designed for anyone who wants to understand more about how to support a family member or friend affected by an eating disorder. Its three sections are: basics for parents, treatment information, and insurance issues. (link updated March 4, 2013) http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/parent-toolkit   … [Read more...]

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