Mental Health 101: Talking with Kids

The World Can Be a Scary Place. Anxiety and Depression in teens are on the rise. Understanding and caring for our children’s mental health while they are young can help them realize their potential and reduce the risk of developing mental health problems.

Many children are significantly impacted not only by world events and catastrophes but also by daily occurrences and life circumstances. The start of school, the news on television, the influx of social media, the death of a friend or grandparent, natural disasters, contentious politics, or even just a bad day at school can affect our children more than we realize.

In these unsettling times, it is more important than ever to remember that caring for a child’s mental health is just as important as caring for his or her physical health.

This guide will equip you with a better understanding of how to talk to your children about difficult topics and engage with them in a way that promotes positive mental health.

Effective Date: October 16, 2017
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