Resources for You and Your Child

As a parent or caregiver, you know how to help a child with an upset stomach or a scraped knee. Helping children with their mental health can be trickier.

Mental health has to do with your child’s thinking, feeling, and behavior. It affects how kids manage school, relationships, and emotions. When mental health issues are recognized early, for the most part, they are easier to address and can prevent problems from getting bigger.

DBSA Mood Crew

DBSA’s Mood Crew®  

You can help your child set healthy foundations for the future by teaching them emotional literacy now. Help your child recognize and manage emotions in a healthy way with the help of DBSA’s Mood Crew.

About Mood Disorders

Being a parent or a caregiver is both rewarding and challenging. Caregiving can become even more challenging if your child has received a mood disorder diagnosis, such as depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA’s tools, resources, and information will assist you in helping care for your child and yourself.

Finding Support

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance was founded by people living with mood disorders for people living with mood disorders.  DBSA offers free support groups for friends and family members, as well as parents and caregivers. Our Parent and Caregiver Network connects parents across the world who are raising children living with mood disorders.

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This resource is made possible by a generous grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.