Is your child’s mental health effecting their schoolwork?


The simple answer to this question is yes. The mental state of your child will greatly affect how well they perform in school.  As you can imagine, if your child is feeling stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges, they may have a hard time being present and focusing on schoolwork. Additionally, studies confirm that students who receive social-emotional support and prevention services achieve more academically.

As a parent, what can you do to be sure that your child is receiving the support they need as they navigate their way through school, shaping their academic and social lives? FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy urges you to be on the lookout for these warning signs that your child may need some additional mental health support.

  • Your child’s behavior has changed, such as: he/she is anxious, withdrawn, and/or disinterested in hobbies.
  •  Your child has harmed them self, or is threatening to. 
  • Your child’s behavior is interfering with daily life.
  • You, as a parent, do not know what else to do to support your child.
  •  Your child has sudden unexplained physical symptoms such as stomachaches or changes in appetite.
  •  Your child’s grade start to change and/or you’re getting phone calls home more from teachers

FamilyMeans provides school-based mental health in schools across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This means that students can receive mental health support by professionals in the most convenient place for them, their schools. In addition, we also have clinics in Stillwater, St. Paul, and Hudson, where students can be seen individually, or with their parents/siblings to help work through challenges as a family.

Make the first steps towards the future success of your child. Set-up an appointment today at or by calling 651-439-4840.