Talk Mental Health

Happy & Healthy Kids

For parents and other adults, it’s easy to identify a young person’s physical needs – shelter, warmth, clothing and nutritious food. However, a kid’s mental and emotional needs may not as obvious.

Good mental health allows young people to think clearly, develop socially, learn new skills and make good choices when it comes to alcohol and drugs and risky behaviors.

Having healthy relationships and hearing encouraging words from adults are all important for helping young people develop self-confidence, high self-esteem and a healthy emotional outlook on life.

Talking with kids about mental health is critical so they get the support and help they need (when they need it) to live happy and healthy lives.

 

There is Help

If you or a loved one is struggling, know that there are free, available resources and people who can and will help. People (just like you!) volunteered to tell their stories to let you know that mental health struggles are more common than most people realize. They are also treatable and manageable.

There is a way through this. There is help. There is hope.

Hear Their Stories

 

Tips and Tools

If you’re looking for more tips and tools to help on your parenting journey or as an ally of a young person, you’ve come to the right place. There are dozens of resources for you to use to help kids live happy and healthy lives.

This resource rich site also features ways for you to easily find local support, contact us and learn more about the Region 5 Prevention Network.

Resources

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer —three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR saves lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training.

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Rates of anxiety and depression in children have increased in the last decade. Learn the symptoms and how to talk with your kids about their anxious thoughts.

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Mental health is just as important as physical health. With school starting again, they may have anxiety or feel worried so it’s a great time to check in and see how they are doing.

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Though experiencing anxiety is a common place for a lot of people, the way that those feelings are outwardly expressed can vary greatly from one person to another…

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Get training to learn how to tackle alcohol, drug, and mental health issues using the resources of your congregation.

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Isn’t summer supposed to be fun and relaxing? If you’ve got summer depression, it isn’t. Here’s what you need to know about summer depression.

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