Having a child with mental health and/or emotional/behavioral challenges is not something we choose as a parent and there is not a rule book on how to provide care and/or how to get support. Parents always want the best possible care for their children, but always learning what those resources and/or supports are is challenging.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM Guide)

How to use the DSM Guide:

  • Section 1: Includes instructions on how to use the book
  • Section 2: Covers diagnostic categories
  • Section 3: includes conditions that need additional research, a glossary of terms, and other important information

The DSM Guide

Parents Guide to Getting Good Care
ADAA.org
Illinois Choices

ADDitude

Inside the ADHD Brain

ADDitude

Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents

A Guide for Parents