If there’s anything we’ve all learned from 2020, it’s that it’s important to take care of your mental health. October 10th is World Mental Health Day. As we take time to recognize all the ways mental illness touches people around the world, it’s important to take a look at what’s going on at home.
More families and schools are putting an emphasis on social-emotional learning, which is great news. It’s important for us to develop children’s understanding of mental health and mental illness from an early age. A lot of that work happens at home, and that feels like a big responsibility.
Those conversations don’t come naturally or easily to every family, however. A lot of people feel out of their depth when it comes to communicating these important subjects to their children. Thankfully, there are many tools that can help you address issues of mental and health and mental illness with children.