How do I talk to my child about mental health?

Written By: Cudy

1st February 2021

Parents play a critical role in their children’s mental health and well-being, but many parents don’t know where to start. It can be difficult to find the right words and feel comfortable talking about such a sensitive topic.

Talking about mental health with your child is important because it can help them:

Identify mental health concerns

Recognize warning signs

Know what to do when someone is in distress

Be prepared to seek help if they need it

Here are some things you can do to help your child:

Ask them what they think about mental health

Talk about mental health with your child as much as you think they are ready to hear

Help them understand mental health concepts

Listen to the concerns they bring to you

Encourage them to seek help if they need it

Let them know they are not alone

Share your own experiences with mental health

Cudy Marketplace provide the online counselling experience service. Please remember that talking to someone who listens to you is always beneficial. In Cudy, you can talk with a professional counsellor anywhere at time and in any location to help you with any issues you might have.


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