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PTSA

GETTING HELP WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE 
 
This page lists resources for parents of school age youth (pre-K through 12th grades) experiencing mental health issues.
 
Common mental health issues include:
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar Disorder 
 The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Northern Virginia is a good resource for families who have children with mental illness. NAMI offers a series of support groups and hold monthly meetings where parents can share information.
 
Arlington has a Special Education PTA (SEPTA) and their calendar includes bi-monthly support groups for parents who have children with mental illness. View the SEPTA Calendar to see a complete list of their meetings.
 
Contact the Director of the Wakefield Counseling Office, Lynette McCracken, at 703-228-6714 or lynnette.mccracken@apsva.us for additional resources or information.
 
Last Modified on November 16, 2015
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