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.

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.


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