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.

Resources

Information regarding COVID-19 can be especially overwhelming for young adults with updates coming out constantly. Collegexpress created this guide of resources for young adults to find the information they need…

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Many teens are aware of their unhealthy habits that are leading to a decline in their health. They are sleep deprived and stressed-  negatively impacting their lives…

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Five stressed, sleep deprived, yet energetic teens sit down and talk about the struggles that come with being a teenager. Is high school really as bad as everyone says?

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WRAP (Wellness Recover Action Plan) is a wellness support group for young high schoolers. “WRAP helps youth feel better, manage challenges, improve quality of life, decrease and prevent troubling feelings and behaviors, and plan and achieve life goals.”

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The coronavirus has affected us all, it has shut down schools, work places, and is changing our daily lives as we know it. As of right now the future is filled with uncertainty. With that being said there is a lot of confusion…

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