Look for a sudden, big change in your child’s behavior. They may be too sensitive or behave violently. Sometimes they engage in dangerous and aggressive behavior. It may also show behavior such as threatening or continuing to fight.

What we need to pay close attention to in the child’s behavior is whether he is sensitive and aggressive, although it is unusual and not very sensitive. If you do this, you may have a mental illness.

Also, noticeable changes in the child’s behavior should be taken as warnings of mental illness. This is especially the case if this behavior lasts for a long time or is severe.


To see what symptoms you have means to watch carefully for any important changes in your child’s daily life.

It is also a situation to be alert if you are sad for more than 15 days or if your child is going to be alone (however, some children are exceptionally more introverted than other children ).

Inability To Concentrate

If you have to sit still during a boring class, not all children can concentrate well.

However, if it is particularly difficult to concentrate than other children, or if you cannot concentrate enough to greatly affect your daily or school life, you should be alert. If you are struggling with more than two areas of your life (school life, family life, etc.), it should be considered that you have a mental illness.

Especially if you are hard to lose or remember thinking should be particularly careful.

Excessive Weight Loss

Losing too much weight, vomiting, or lack of appetite is an  eating disorder.

Even in this case, you should watch your child carefully, and take him to the hospital if you think he needs treatment. Anorexia and bulimia can lead to bigger problems if not treated in time.


Some children with mental illness are self-harmful. Let’s see if there are any wounds on the child’s body. Because he may have hurt himself. 

If you have any injuries, you should seek help from someone right away. Children with mental illness have suicidal thoughts and are thinking of committing suicide, so if they have any injuries, they should start receiving treatment as soon as possible.

Look for any noticeable changes in your child’s behavior. Self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and difficulty concentrating are clear indicators that you need professional treatment.

Intense Emotion

In general, children and adolescents feel their emotions somewhat intensely. However, if the child reacts intensely or has fears for no specific reason, it should be attributed to a mental illness.

Fear or horror here refers to anything that has a negative effect on a child’s daily life . The intensity of fear isn’t common and it’s really severe.

Headache And Stomach Pain

When mentally ill, adults show anxiety or sadness, but children have other symptoms. For example, an unusual or persistent headache or abdominal pain may be a symptom of anxiety or worry. 

Even when you can’t sleep for no reason, you have to wonder why. However, in any case, such as when you have abdominal pain or can’t sleep, you should first check whether there is any problem with your body. If there is no problem with your body and the symptoms persist, you should suspect a mental illness.

Substance Abuse

It is a symptom that appears severely in adolescence. Children with problems do not face reality and tend to rely on alcohol or drugs. 

Therefore, it is important to observe whether your child is taking drugs or addicted to any substances.