The Olalla Center for Children and Families has provided mental health services for children in Lincoln County since 1978. Olalla is a non-profit, community driven, community-based, independent organization. We strongly believe in the power of community. The research shows that community involvement increases positive outcomes in people suffering from mental health issues. There are many children in Lincoln County suffering from mental health issues. When children are struggling; the symptoms are displayed through their behaviors. Olalla seeks to identify, understand, manage and eventually heal these very real wounds in children’s emotional lives. Behaviors that suggest mental health issues in a child include but are not limited to; withdrawal, aggression, violence, suicidal thoughts and/ or self harm behaviors, compulsions, severe nightmares, regression (including sudden renewed bed-wetting, thumb sucking or other age related regression), severe meltdowns and/ or an inability to handle emotions appropriately.