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How to Talk to Your Kids About Mental Health

Here are tips for approaching difficult topics and initiating a healthy rapport with your child that will last a lifetime.


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Difficulties accessing behavioral health care can be both frustrating and stressful for families. Learn what you can do to help your child while you are waiting for services.

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Caregiver Support

Here are five ways you can support a friend turned caregiver of a child who has been diagnosed with a mental illness.

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Dealing With A Diagnosis

Once your child receives a diagnosis, there can be a flood of emotions. Here are other ways to stay informed and help with your journey.

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Helping a Friend

A strong support system has been shown to improve how people adapt to living with a mental illness long term. 

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Glossary of Mental Health Providers

Learn about the many types of mental health providers who have relevant training, specialization and skill in assessing and providing mental and behavioral health services to children and adolescents.

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Exposure to Community Violence and Its Impact on Our Youth

Children and adolescents do not have to be the victim of a violent crime to experience trauma. Learn how exposure to violence can affect our youth.

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How to Find a Provider

Finding a mental health provider can be really challenging. Here are some tips on navigating the mental health care system.

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Is LGBTQ Community at Higher Risk for Mental Health Concerns?

One in five children is living with a mental illness, and 50 percent of all lifetime mental illnesses start by the age of 14. Studies show that LGBTQ youth may experience more negative mental health outcomes than their peers.

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Routines for Young Children

Repetition, in the form of routines, has many benefits for children.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Politics

The weeks (and months) surrounding an election can be a time of difficult social interactions, personal frustration and anxious anticipation under normal circumstances. A frequent question we’re asked is how do we navigate this turbulent time with our children?

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Supporting LGBTQ Youth: Tips for Family Members

Here are some ways that families can create an accepting environment for children and adolescents to feel comfortable coming out.

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Talking With Kids About Race and Racism

In light of recent events, many caregivers may find themselves struggling to talk about the concepts of race, ethnicity and racism with kids. Here are some ways to get started.