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Helping children with their mental health

It’s never too early to help your child with their emotional well-being. Helping a child or teen with their mental health rests on three pillars: take care, talk often, and act early. Learn the signs of childhood depression and how to provide support.

It’s never too early to help your child with their emotional well-being. Helping a child or teen with their mental health rests on three pillars: take care, talk often, and act early. Learn the signs of childhood depression and how to provide support.

  • Understanding childhood stress

    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are some of the most common causes of stress. Discover how they can be prevented and managed.

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  • Take Care: Teaching kids about self-care

    Whether it’s through mindfulness, meditation, or exercise, daily self-care is a big part of mental health. Start by being a good role model.

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  • Talk Often: Discussing mental health with kids

    Show your child that when they experience negative emotions or distress, you’ll be there to listen and to help. Be open, honest, and patient.

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  • Act Early: signs of childhood mental health issues

    Knowing the signs of mental health conditions will help both you and your child manage what comes next — and stay healthy.

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Hope and inspiration

Encouraging words and authentic stories can make all the difference.

  • Overcoming the stigma

    At only 16, Leo has come a long way in dealing with his depression. Listen as he talks with his dad, Marc, about the need to treat the stigma around depression.

  • What helps upi feel safe?

    Connect with others

    This a great way to get the kids in your life to talk about their feelings. Ask them the question of the day: What helps you feel safe?

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  • What do you like about yourself?

    Be kind to yourself

    This a great way to get the kids in your life to talk about their feelings. Ask them this question of the day: What do you like about yourself?

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