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Mental Health ResourcesThese articles will help you learn about the different diagnoses and issues that children and families face. You can also take the quizzes on the right side of this page to help you determine what is going on in your family or with your child.

Anger Management
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Depression
Early Childhood Mental Health
Eating Disorders
Infidelity in Relationships
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Stress

For more information about these, or other mental health issues, contact The Village Family Service Center.

Related Links
  • For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center is a BBBSA member agency. The Fargo-Moorhead chapter of BBBS is part of The Village.
  • The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan policy and program resource center at George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services. The Center's mission is to strengthen the well-being of children and youth through effective health programs and health care services in schools.
  • The Council on Accreditation (COA) partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. The Village Family Service Center is a COA-accredited agency.
  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC): As the nation's largest financial counseling organization, the NFCC Member Agency Network includes over 800 community-based offices located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In 2010, 3.2 million consumers received financial counseling and education from NFCC Member Agencies in person, over the phone, or online. The Village Family Service Center is a member of the NFCC.
 
 
Depression in Women
Warning signs of depression in women may include:
1.
Sadness or irritability
 
2.
Lack of interest in activities once enjoyed
 
3.
Changes in weight or appetite
 
4.
Change in sleeping patterns.
 
5.
Persistent feelings of guilt
 
6.
Inability to concentrate, remember things or make decisions
 
7.
Fatigue and loss of energy
 
8.
Restlessness or a decrease in activity that has been noticed by others
 
9.
Feeling hopeless and worthless
 
10.
Thoughts of suicide or death
 
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Call your physician or contact The Village Family Service Center. If you are considering suicide, call 911 immediately.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Call your physician or contact The Village Family Service Center. If you are considering suicide, call 911 immediately.
 
Depression in Men
When men are depressed, they may exhibit some or all of the following symptoms and/or behaviors.
1.
Become angry and frustrated
 
2.
Behave violently
 
3.
Take serious risks, such as reckless driving and extramarital sex
 
4.
Avoid family, friends and pleasurable activities
 
5.
Sadness or irritability
 
6.
Lack of interest in activities once enjoyed
 
7.
Changes in weight or appetite
 
8.
Change in sleeping patterns.
 
9.
Persistent feelings of guilt
 
10.
Inability to concentrate, remember things or make decisions
 
11.
Fatigue and loss of energy
 
12.
Restlessness or a decrease in activity that has been noticed by others
 
13.
Feeling hopeless and worthless
 
14.
Thoughts of suicide or death
 
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Call your physician or contact The Village Family Service Center. If you are considering suicide, call 911 immediately.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Call your physician or contact The Village Family Service Center. If you are considering suicide, call 911 immediately.
 
Depression in Children
The warning signs of depression in children may include:
1.
Increased irritability, anger or hostility
 
2.
Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure.
 
3.
Change in sleep habits
 
4.
Change in appetite
 
5.
Social isolation
 
6.
Persistent boredom, low energy
 
7.
Decreased interest in activities
 
8.
Physical complaints of stomachaches or headaches that don’t respond to treatment
 
9.
Frequent absences from school or decrease in school performance
 
10.
Frequent sadness and crying
 
11.
Feeling fearful
 
12.
Thoughts or expressions about death and/or suicide
 
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Call your physician or contact The Village Family Service Center. If you are considering suicide, call 911 immediately.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Call your physician or contact The Village Family Service Center. If you are considering suicide, call 911 immediately.
 
Depression in Adolescents
The warning signs of depression in adolescents may include:
1.
Poor performance in school
 
2.
Withdrawal from friends and activities
 
3.
Sadness and hopelessness
 
4.
Lack of enthusiasm, energy or motivation
 
5.
Anger and rage
 
6.
Overreaction to criticism
 
7.
Feelings of being unable to satisfy ideals
 
8.
Poor self-esteem or guilt
 
9.
Indecision, lack of concentration or forgetfulness
 
10.
Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
 
11.
Substance abuse
 
12.
Problems with authority
 
13.
Suicidal thoughts or actions
 
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Call your physician or contact The Village Family Service Center. If you are considering suicide, call 911 immediately.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Call your physician or contact The Village Family Service Center. If you are considering suicide, call 911 immediately.
 
Family Checkup
Read the following statements and answer "yes" if you agree with the statement, or "no" if you disagree.
1.
When my kids do something wrong, I don’t know what to do.
 
2.
Family members fight a lot and do not get along without using verbal or physical aggression.
 
3.
As a family, we are unhappy most of the time.
 
4.
As a parent, life and family stressors are overwhelming me.
 
5.
Family members do not know how to communicate with each other when discussing and resolving important issues.
 
If you answered "yes" to any of the statements, your family may benefit from the help of professionals at The Village Family Service Center. Contact The Village so you don't have to go it alone.
If you answered "yes" to any of the statements, your family may benefit from the help of professionals at The Village Family Service Center. Contact The Village so you don't have to go it alone.