You Are Not Alone for Parents and Caregivers

The NAMI Guide to Navigating Your Child's Mental Health

Christine M. Crawford, MD

The perfect follow-up to You Are Not Alone: a guide for parents, educators, caregivers, and mental health professionals on how to navigate mental healthcare for the young people in their lives.

ISBN

9781638930808

Language

English

Page count

352

Edition

Hardcover

Sale date

September 10, 2024

Dimensions

6 x 9

About the Book

The perfect follow-up to You Are Not Alone: a guide for parents, educators, caregivers, and mental health professionals on how to navigate mental healthcare for the young people in their lives.

A growing number of children and teens in the U.S. are struggling with mental health conditions, but parents, teachers, and other caregivers are often at a loss when concerns arise for their own child. Are your preschooler’s constant tantrums typical for their age, or an indicationof a developmental difficulty? Is puberty or depression to blame for your pre-teen’s challenging behavior? Is my child in the wrong school, or being influenced by the wrong friends? Am I a bad parent or teacher, or am I overreacting? What exactly should I do?

 

In You Are Not Alone for Parents and Caregivers, child psychiatrist and NAMI’s Associate Medical Director Dr. Christine Crawford provides a comprehensive, compassionate, and practical resource for anyone concerned about a child’s mental health. Drawing on her own clinical experience and guidance from leading experts, Dr. Crawford provides a lens through which to understand the many complex factors affecting children’s mental health. Analyzing young people from preschool to high school, she shares insights into how mental health conditions may manifest at different ages, what kind of interventions may be necessary, and what to do to help kids thrive. Throughout, the book channels the collective wisdom of the NAMI community. Parents, caregivers, and young people themselves share personal stories about their paths to recovery, ensuring readers know that they are not alone.

Reviews

“This book is an absolute necessity. The crisis of children’s mental health is a crucial issue of our time, and for anyone who is worried about their child or a young person in their life, You Are Not Alone for Parents and Caregivers is the guide they’ve been looking for. Dr. Crawford deftly blends her medical expertise with moving and honest accounts from real people to create a resource that will be valuable for years to come.”

- Michele Borba, Ed.D, educational psychologist and bestselling author of UnSelfie and Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine