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Children's Mental Health

What to Look For

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is how a person thinks, feels and acts while faced with life’s situations, how people look at themselves, their lives and the other people in their lives, judge their challenges and problems and sort out choices. This includes handling stress, relating to other people and making decisions.

Childrens Mental Health

Questions Every Parent Should Ask

Does my child…

  • Often seem sad, tired, restless or out of sorts?
  • Spend a lot of time alone?
  • Have low self-esteem?
  • Have trouble getting along with family, friends and peers?
  • Have frequent outbursts of shouting, complaining or crying?
  • Have trouble performing or behaving in school?
  • Show sudden changes in eating patterns?
  • Sleep too much or not enough?
  • Have trouble paying attention or concentrating on tasks like homework?
  • Seem to have lost interest in hobbies like music or sports?
  • Show signs of using drugs and/or alcohol?
  • Talk about death or suicide?

If you answered “yes” to four or more of these questions and the behaviors last longer than two weeks, seek professional help for your child.

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Paying for Mental Health Services

  1. Insurance/private pay: Your private health insurance may cover mental health services.
  2. Sliding fee scale: Charges are based on your income.
  3. Medicaid: Contact the provider to find out the details.

For more information or referral, contact the Neighborhood Family Service Center in your area:

  • South Neighborhood Family Service Center
    522 E. Lake Mead Pkwy, Suite 5
    Henderson, NV 89015
    Phone: (702) 455-7900

  • Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services (SNCAS)
    Main Campus
    6171 W. Charleston Blvd., Bldg. 8
    Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Phone: (702) 486-6120
    FAX: (702) 486-7742

  • Central Neighborhood Family Services Center
    121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Suite 172
    Las Vegas, NV 89106
    Phone: (702) 455-7200
    Intake Coordinator Phone: (702) 486-5025

  • East Neighborhood Family Service Center
    4180 S. Pecos Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    Phone: (702) 486-7500

  • West Neighborhood Family Services Center
    6171 W. Charleston Blvd., Bldgs. 7, 8, 10 & 15
    Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Main Phone: (702) 486-0000
    Intake Coordinator Phone: (702) 486-6194
    FAX: (702) 486-7759

  • Desert Willow Treatment Center
    6171 W. Charleston Blvd., Bldg. 17
    Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Phone: (702) 486-8900
    FAX: (702) 486-6307

Notice: This site is not intended as a crisis or hotline site.
Local and national crisis hotline numbers are below or call 911.
If you are – or someone you know is – in crisis, please call:
1-877-885-HOPE (1-877-885-4673)
Nevada Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Reference: Clark County Children’s Mental Health Consortium



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