Mental health challenges and disorders impact how a person thinks, feels and behaves. There are many different signs and symptoms, and these can look different for everyone. Anyone can experience mental health challenges - they affect people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and social classes.
Many mental health challenges and disorders can be treated successfully. The best way to prevent mental health challenges from getting worse is to recognize symptoms early and get professional help. With support, children and youth can live to their full potential.
Below you’ll also find a range of neurodevelopmental conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder, tics, and Tourette syndrome. Some children and youth who have a neurodevelopmental condition may also experience mental health challenges.
These are some of the most common mental health and neurodevelopmental challenges experienced by children and youth.