May 7th, 2020 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day! Yes, every day deserves attention to the importance of positive mental health to a child’s development, but this year especially, as parents and their children experience more anxiety and uncertainty under the cloud of COVID-19 and our recovery! Below are two offerings of the American Psychological Association’s Public Interest Children Youth and Families office for support to families! These are important efforts to encourage connection between parents and teens. Parents should be the first responders to their teens’ mental health crises, and both parents and youth deserve support in that endeavor! Be well!
This webinar for parents will be on Monday, May 11th at 7:00 EDT. It will be an interactive way for parents to learn and practice skills for having conversations about difficult topics such as mental health with their teens. Parents can register for the webinar by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qR8w8s2FQImZKPFHUMkleA
This Text, Talk, Act activity will be available for the entire month of May. This is an interactive activity to help teens learn and practice skills for having conversations about difficult topics such as mental health with their parents. Teens can start this activity by texting APA to 89800.