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Put Your Mind at Ease

One in five children has a behavioral health issue each year.3 Before COVID-19, about 13.2 million kids, between the ages of 3 and 17, had anxiety, depression or another condition. The pandemic has made this worse.

Care For Your Child's Behavioral Health Through MHN

A healthy life means your mental, emotional and physical needs get proper attention. Mental health and substance use disorder conditions are more common than you might think. Plus, they happen more often in times of stress and uncertainty. If your child struggles with mental health issues, you are not alone.

Put Your Mind at Ease – Children's Behavioral Health Benefits from MHN Services (PDF)

There is a National State of Emergency in Children’s Mental Health.1 That's why we want to address behavioral health for all, including children. Behavioral health is the well-being of your mind and body and the actions you take based on this. Behavioral health problems can make it harder for children to cope and become resilient as adults.

Your child can set up strong habits now, to build a good quality of life for them in the future. That includes skills to learn life lessons, make friends and manage their emotions. If your child gets the right help early on, they can deal with problems better later in life.2

Three common behavioral health issues are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Protect Your Child's Wellness

Your child's health matters, in mind or body. Health Net can help you and your child deal with all mental health issues.

With your early action and special care, your child can feel happy and adjust well as they grow up.

Call the number on the back of your Health plan to find a mental health specialist for your child or yourself. You can also call to ask questions or reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 988.

1 AAP-AACAP-CHA Declaration of a National Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, October 19, 2021
2 Children's Behavioral Health, National Conference of State Legislatures, March 4, 2021
3 Improving Children’s Behavioral Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Last Updated: 08/11/2022