Men's Initial Mental Health Assessment
(Please call 954-438-5661 for information)
A Young man might be doing very well physically, academically and socially. He consistently makes good choices, he has never been in trouble and he has never given you reason for concern. He has a very promising future. You feel very proud of how well you raised him and you cannot think of anything you would have done differently. Congratulations on a job well done. Now, it’s all up to him. Just ask yourself, however, “How well do I really know him?” “What don’t I really know about his life?” “Are there things that he feels that he could never share with me – that he feels he must keep hidden from me?” “Will there be surprises later on regarding things that I overlooked as a parent?” “Is he really doing as well as I think or as he would like me to believe?” “How is he really doing emotionally?” The truth is, many parents do a great job of raising their sons to the best of their abilities and in ensuring that their basic physical and social needs are met. Still, regrettably, many parents do not pay enough attention to their their mental health and children’s mental health.
So, how well is your son doing emotionally? For his 18th birthday, why not give him a gift that could help him decide for himself? Give him the opportunity and encourage him to speak with a mental health professional about any matter of his choosing. Encourage him to have a Mental Health Baseline Evaluation.