Mental health isn’t just what you see in headlines. It can be part of everyday life. Here are some articles and tip sheets discussing mental health.

From the Child Mind Institute:


What to Do if You’re Worried About Suicide: A parent’s guide to helping a child in distress

By Nadine Kaslow, PhD

“What do you do when you’re worried that a child might be feeling suicidal? First and foremost, it’s important that you talk to him about your concerns in a calm, non-accusatory manner. Sometimes when parents are very worried, they end up saying, “Don’t think this way,” or “You shouldn’t feel that way,” and they come across not as loving and caring, as intended, but as critical. Children respond negatively to that. So you really need to be as calm and non-accusatory as you can when talking to them.” (Continue reading this article via the link pasted above)