Children's Mental Health
What to Look For
What is Mental Health?
Mental health is how a person thinks, feels and acts while faced with life’s situations, how people look at themselves, their lives and the other people in their lives, judge their challenges and problems and sort out choices. This includes handling stress, relating to other people and making decisions.
Questions Every Parent Should Ask
Does my child…
- Often seem sad, tired, restless or out of sorts?
- Spend a lot of time alone?
- Have low self-esteem?
- Have trouble getting along with family, friends and peers?
- Have frequent outbursts of shouting, complaining or crying?
- Have trouble performing or behaving in school?
- Show sudden changes in eating patterns?
- Sleep too much or not enough?
- Have trouble paying attention or concentrating on tasks like homework?
- Seem to have lost interest in hobbies like music or sports?
- Show signs of using drugs and/or alcohol?
- Talk about death or suicide?
If you answered “yes” to four or more of these questions and the behaviors last longer than two weeks, seek professional help for your child.
Paying for Mental Health Services
- Insurance/private pay: Your private health insurance may cover mental health services.
- Sliding fee scale: Charges are based on your income.
- Medicaid: Contact the provider to find out the details.
For more information or referral, contact the Neighborhood Family Service Center in your area:
- North: 4538 W. Craig Road, Suite 290, North Las Vegas, NV 89032, (702) 486-5610
- East: 3075 E. Flamingo, Suite 108, Las Vegas, NV 89119, (702) 486-7500
- West: 6171 W. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV 89146, (702) 486-0000
- South: 522 E. Lake Mead Pkwy., Suite 5 Henderson, NV 89015, (702) 455-7900
- Central: 333 N. Rancho Road, Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89106, (702) 455-7200
Notice: This site is not intended as a crisis or hotline site.
Local and national crisis hotline numbers are below or call 911.
If you are – or someone you know is – in crisis, please call:
Nevada Suicide Prevention Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Reference: Clark County Children’s Mental Health Consortium