Child & Youth Mental Health

Youths are exposed to many situations throughout their pre-teen and teen years, which can have an effect on their mental health. Fear, stress, anger, excitement, and even anxiety can be normal responses to many situations in a youth’s life. As children grow and change, so do their actions and reactions, and with growing maturity comes a better ability to keep behaviour in check and manage stressful situations. But how do you distinguish between “normal” responses and behaviours in children and teens, and those behaviours that are perhaps beyond regular, everyday feelings and situations? The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests that up to 70% of mental illnesses will present themselves before a child reaches their 18th birthday - therefore having a great impact on development and learning. If your child’s behaviour, either at school, at home, or in social situations is causing you concern, or if that behaviour is becoming common and disruptive, it might be time to reach out to a professional for help. They can help you evaluate and distinguish between age-appropriate actions and responses in your child, vs a possible mental health disorder or condition. Causes of mental health disorders can vary widely, from biological and genetic disorders, to underlying mental health issues, to environmental causes or school-life-family pressures and stress. Do you have questions specific to youth mental health? Would you like guidance or information from a mental wellness professional for yourself, a friend or loved one? Are you looking for resources and options within your community to help you manage mental health or face challenges that it may present? Kinjunxion is here to help with sources of support and information. You are not alone. Connect with others who may be going through the same thing, find professional help and resources near you. The Kinjunxion community is here to help.
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McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Service and Home Based Services - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre; 325 Wellington St N
Hamilton ON L8L 0A4
Canada

Parents for Children's Mental Health - Family Support Group - Burlington Chapter


Burlington ON
Canada
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Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services - Hamilton

69 Flatt Rd
Burlington ON L7R 3X5
Canada

McMaster Children's Hospital - Specialized Developmental and Behavioural Services - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre; 325 Wellington St N
Hamilton ON L8L 0A4
Canada

McMaster Children's Hospital - Pediatric Eating Disorders Program - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 4

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre; 325 Wellington St N
Hamilton ON L8L 0A4
Canada

Hamilton. Public Health Services - High Risk Youth Justice Service

Public Health, Child and Adolescent Services; 100 Main St E
Hamilton ON L8N 3W4
Canada

Joseph Brant Hospital - Community Mental Health Outpatient Services - Burlington - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (Brant Centre)

Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (in Brant Centre); 1182 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington ON L7S 1C5
Canada

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Clinic - Hamilton Central - 325 Wellington St - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Clinic

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre; 325 Wellington St N
Hamilton ON L8L 0A4
Canada

Parents for Children's Mental Health - Family Support Group - Oakville Chapter

Canadian Mental Health Association, Halton Region; 1540 Cornwall Rd
Oakville ON
Canada

McMaster Children's Hospital - Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Registration Office - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre; 325 Wellington St N
Hamilton ON L8L 0A4
Canada

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Parent & Community Education Services - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre; 325 Wellington St N
Hamilton ON L8L 0A4
Canada

Nelson Youth Centres

4225 New St
Burlington ON L7L 1T3
Canada