Children's mental health services
Hennepin County’s children's mental health service area coordinates an extensive network of assessment, treatment, and supportive services for children and teens with mental health needs. These services include diagnostic assessments, individual and family therapy, in-home counseling and skills training, day treatment, and case management.
Children’s mental health services are aimed at supporting and improving children's emotional well-being and development, their relationships with family and friends, and their ability to get along with others and function effectively at home, in school, and in the community.
Mental health issues experienced by children include problems getting along with peers or adults, controlling anger or aggression, managing worries or other troubling thoughts or feelings, being able to pay attention or focus, feeling sad or worthless, engaging in risky or self-injurious behavior, and coping with significant losses, traumas, or other major life events and changes.
Help is available for all these issues and more.