We keep hearing that depression rates are rising, especially among adolescents. If you are worried your child may be going through depression, here are a few steps to take.
— Read on www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2018/Five-Things-You-Can-Do-to-Help-Your-Child-with-Dep
“Parents can help children gain a sense of personal control by talking openly about violence and personal safety.” Acts of violence in schools and other public places have stunned the nation. Children, in particular, may experience anxiety, fear, and a sense of personal risk. They may also sense anxiety and tension in those around them — friends, family members, loved ones,
— Read on www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/talking-kids-about-fear-and-violence
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— Read on m.soundcloud.com/givingvoicetodepression/a-grieving-mothers-message-to-depressed-teens
Teaching your children body positivity and healthy habits around food and physical activity can have a lasting impact on their self-esteem, self-perception and how they interact with an image-driven culture.
— Read on www.mentalhealthamerica.net/blog/how-teach-your-child-body-positivity
While this is from last year, it’s STILL relevant. Don’t have misgivings about a child’s mental health, because they aren’t dealing with “adult-problems”. You don’t know if they do and perhaps don’t what they’ve heard, said, or done or even…felt. So DO check on your mental well-being regardless if they’re your child, niece/nephew, godchild or teacher. They’re counting on you.
If your child, whether they are 5, 15, 25, or 35 are seeing they see to see a therapist or some sort of help, please don’t discourage them or have them think they are–and dare I say it–crazy for thinking so. While yes you may know your child, your child know themselves (or is starting to know themselves) well. So please, listen to your child, because that is a cry for help.