Signs of a Child Struggling with Mental Illness

Your child gets angry with other children

Does your child get in fights at school?

Do you ever get calls from their teacher or principal about how they are misbehaving, acting out, or getting angry at others?

You might feel embarrassed, ashamed, or even angry at your child - but it is important to note that it is not their fault, and they may be dealing with an underlying mental illness.

So, when is it that you should be alarmed by their outbursts and seek professional help? The tantrums should end by age 7 or 8, so if they extend past this age. If the behavior ever puts the child or others in danger, then it is definitely an issue. If the outbursts are causing problems at school, you should be sure to find a method of treatment, as these issues could cause farther harm down the line. These are very formative years, so you should face the potential problems as soon as possible.