Medication training and support services are provided to children by a prescribing professional to decrease symptoms of a mental health disorder. In addition to prescribing medicine to treat a child’s symptoms, training and support is provided to help children and caregivers learn about medications and the child’s mental health diagnosis.
What Are the Benefits of Children’s Mental Health Medication Training and Support Services?
Caregivers and children can:
- Learn about the mental health diagnosis.
- Have support to reduce symptoms related to the mental health disorder.
- Learn about medications and how they can help reduce symptoms related to the mental illness
Who Is Eligible for Children’s Mental Health Medication Training and Support Services?
Eligible children have a mental illness and are being treated by a prescribing mental health professional such as a doctor, advanced nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Learn more about eligibility for community mental health services.
The mental health professional determines if the child would benefit from medication.
How Do I Get Children’s Mental Health Medication Training and Support Services?
- Contact your local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority.
- Call 2-1-1 and ask for the LMHA in your area.