Winchester Community Mental Health Center provides children and adolescents, ages 5 through 18, with support and coping skills to achieve emotional health and improved functioning through individual and family counseling. Play therapy with toys, art, and sand tray, provides opportunities for younger children, who often are unable to communicate verbally, to express their feelings. Outreach programming is also provided for parents, teachers, and children at area schools and other groups. Programs are offered on a variety of topics, including, ADHD, bullying, depression, behavior problems, suicide, eating and sleep disorders, and more.
How can we make a difference?
In cooperative efforts with both parents, guardians, school officials and community resources, WCMHC can help evaluate the various warning signs and implement an appropriate program of intervention to help your child.
Depression in children, know what to look for!
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
- Spends a lot of time alone in bedroom
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Irritability, restlessness
- Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable
- Fatigue and decreased energy
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
- Over-eating, or appetite loss
- Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts