Child developing a mental illness? What to do
What should you do if a family member is showing signs of a developing mental illness? On Wednesday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew and clinical psychiatrist Dr. Dale Archer discussed that very issue.
“If you are a parent and you do have a child with a developing mental illness, the
one thing we do know is the earlier you get into treatment, the greater likelihood that
you're going to go into remission and do well. Early treatment, early intervention, early recognition -- those are crucial.”
Dr. Drew added, “I understand we have a problem with the availability and the price and the amount of mental health services that are out there. But Dr. Archer is making a critical point. If you see trouble, take action. Don't deny it.”
Watch more of Dr. Drew Monday through Thursday on HLN at 9 p.m. ET and follow the show on Facebook and Twitter @DrDrewHLN.