Teaching Children to Reach Out for Help
Consider imparting an important life skill to children—understanding how and when to ask for help from professionals with expertise that can help them with life’s challenges, including mental health professionals. Psychotherapy, mental health services, and support groups still carry some stigma, so helping kids overcome resistance early can help them save years of struggle and pain when the going gets tough. Discuss myths and misconceptions about mental illness, what professional counselors do, and how to encourage others to reach out.
Keith Stein |