Just like adults, children can struggle with change. Military children may experience extra stress and are at a higher risk of developing mental health concerns. If you are noticing uncommon changes in your military child's behavior, it might be helpful to reach out for support.
Possible indicators can include:
- developmental regression (e.g. bedwetting)
- sleep problems
- excessive worry
- decrease interest in favorite activities
- risk-taking behaviors in teenagers (e.g. experimenting with drugs or alcohol)
Cohen Veterans Network offers counseling for transitional challenges, anxiety, depression & more for children/teens.