How to Support Mental Health Needs for Others

If your child or someone special in your life is living with mental illness or struggling with their mental health, you can make all the difference in their life by being a shoulder to lean on. Talking with loved ones about mental health gives you the opportunity to provide them with important information, support and guidance.

From friends and loved ones, to caregivers and family, check out these tips and resources to support the mental health needs of those close to you.


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What Do You Do Once You Receive a Diagnosis?

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ADHD Changes in Children as They Grow and Develop

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