Child Mental Counseling

Every parent wants the best for their child and does whatever it takes to ensure a happy childhood. However, it is very easy for even the most caring and alert parent to miss signs of mental illness. Often mental illness in a child is simply assumed to be “childish behavior” or is simply ignored!

According to WHO (World Health Organization), 10 to 20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders worldwide. Half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and three quarters by mid 20s.

Common Consequences of Mental Illness in Children

  • Poor performance in school
  • Severe cognitive impairment
  • Development of maladaptive behavior such as aggression or anti social behavior
  • The same maladaptive behavior will continue onto adulthood and take on severe forms
  • Inability to develop healthy relationships
  • Inability to obtain or hold a job in adulthood and other long time debilitating consequences
Common Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children
  • Any unusual changes in mood such as excessive sadness
  • Mood swings that are causing problems at school or even at home
  • Any change in behavior. Sometime children may threaten to harm themselves or injure others
  • Problems in concentration
  • Any sign of substance use
  • Unusual weight loss
Child Counseling at Life Mantra
Children think and act differently than adults and their counseling requires a totally different approach. At Life Mantra, we understand this fully and use special techniques to bring about positive changes. Among a whole lot of other interventions that we use based on individual cases, we use the following techniques:
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Mental imagery
  • Play therapy using crayons, toys etc.
  • Role modeling
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Systematic desensitization
  • Thought stopping
  • Activity scheduling
  • Positive Affirmations
All our interventions are carried out in a playful manner that makes the child respond positively every time.
If you feel that your child is displaying any of the symptoms mentioned above then do not delay anymore and call us immediately at +91 99582 90510 or write to us at help@lifemantra.org