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Paramus School District

PerformCare Information

The mental health of children is a topic that is very sensitive and should be taken seriously. Mental disorders can be caused by various factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, family history, trauma, abuse, neglect, bullying, peer pressure, and social media. It is crucial for parents and educators to be aware of the signs of mental illness in children and to know how to help them.

If you notice changes in your child’s behavior, such as being more irritable or withdrawn, it may be time to seek help from a professional. The New Jersey Children's System of Care has resources to help.