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As your pediatricians, Silver Spring Pediatrics is committed to helping children, adolescents and families recognize mental health struggles and find resources to help you and your family through these challenges that can often seem overwhelming. All of our providers have experience with patients with anxiety, depression, and a number of other mental health issues. Please call the office for an appointment right away if you have any concerns. We consider mental health a priority in our role as your pediatrician. And we recognize the urgent need for attention to these important concerns.
If you have an urgent concern for your safety or that of your child, please call our office or on-call number immediately.
Below you will find a partial list of resources. There are many out there and we can help you find more, if needed.
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Silver Spring Pediatrics
Drs. DeConcini, Schooler, Zang, Wang, Yee & Marcus
Local and National Resources:
The Nemours Foundation's Teen Health Website
Here you'll find lots of information on mental health as well as self-image, which is so important in our adolescence.
SAMHSA: The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP
NIMH: The National Institute of Mental Health
Find information on their website with warning signs, latest news, videos, health hotlines and even live chats with experts.
Montgomery County Youth Crisis Hotline: 301-738-9697
Check your insurance card to see if your insurance provider has a mental health number you can call for specialists who participate with your insurance.