A child may display severe mood swings, outbursts, difficulty in social situations, compulsiveness, and/or sudden changes in behaviours.

When are they considered ‘normal’ developmental changes or ‘just a phase’, and when do you need to be concerned?

Early recognition of youth problems and appropriate interventions are critical for your child’s well-being and the health of your family.

The following section describes some of the most common and serious mental health disorders that youth exhibit, first-hand stories from parents who are dealing with their children’s problems, and how you might best navigate the mental health system for your child.


Stories From Caregivers |Coming Soon

Navigating the System

The purpose of this Story Map is to collate basic contact and service-related information about mental health care providers in Atlantic Canada in order to measure the density and diversity of providers per province. This project was completed as part of the CIHR-funded, Community-Based Primary Health Care Team Grant ACCESS-MH.

  • Map of Services
  • How to Get Services
  • What to Expect of services through various systems

Provincial Summaries 

Where to Get Help

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