If you’re a parent with a younger child, you may be wondering how to bring up mental health topics. It’s important to know that you’re not alone, as many parents feel overwhelmed or confused at the prospect of nurturing children’s mental health. In this blog, we’re going to go over some ways that you can begin to have discussions about mental health with your children.
Investing in Children’s Mental Health
Talking with your children about mental health is important and it’s something that we encourage at Avalon Malibu. Beginning discussions is a great way to reduce stigma and make sure that your children feel comfortable coming to you in the future if they’re struggling with their mental health. Next time you’re thinking about having a discussion about mental health, consider the following points.
One of the most important things to consider is that all conversations should be open. It’s important to create an environment where your kids feel they can ask questions and add their own input.
It can be difficult to be honest about some mental health topics, but it’s okay to make conversations age-appropriate. Some details may not be appropriate for all ages, so consider thinking about what you feel comfortable sharing and how you can be honest with your children about this important topic.
There are so many great resources out there if you want to learn more about mental health. Consider starting out by checking out our Avalon Malibu blog. We post lots of blogs on various topics, so it’s a great place to get some ideas about what you’d like to discuss with your little ones.
There are many book options that you can explore when it comes to talking to kids bout mental health topics, so consider going to your local library or checking out the various options online. We hope that this blog has been helpful as you begin to have discussions with your children about mental health.
If you’re struggling with your own mental health and you’d like support, we’re here. We have years of experience helping our clients find the right mental health options for them. If you’d like to learn more about our services and discuss if they could be the right fit for you, feel free to give us a call today at (844) 857-5992. We’ll connect you with a member of our staff who can provide you with some more information about our services.