Mental Health Moment: Mental Health for Kids

Have you considered the mental health of your children?

Maybe you’ve started therapy or focused on your self-care this year. But have you considered the mental health of your children?

A child with good mental health allows them to think clearly, learn new things, and develop social skills. It can also help encourage self-confidence, higher self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook. So what does a child need for good mental health?

  • Unconditional love from family
  • Confidence in their self
  • Socializing and playing with other children
  • Encouragement from teachers and caretakers
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Guidance and discipline

If you’re worried about your child’s mental health, there are resources to help. Visit the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to learn more.

Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://www.mhanational.org/what-every-child-needs-good-mental-health