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:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional resources or information.