Talking to Youth about Mental Health
In our culture, there is stigma and misinformation surrounding mental health that can create a reluctance for individuals to talk openly and/or seek support about issues or challenges they may experience. Youth may internalize these messages. As caregivers, it is our responsibility to help them understand there is hope and that recovery is possible. To learn more about how you can support your child, visit the Mental Health America website and Mental Health First Aid website.
What is Negativity Bias?
Why does my child focus more on the negative things than positive things? Why is he/she self-critical? What can I do to help?…As parents and caregivers, its heartbreaking to hear our children be so hard on themselves but it is actually a natural part of our evolutionary process and there are ways you can help. Read more to learn about negativity bias (hint: its a survival skill) and how you can support your child our own negative thoughts.