Sunday, October 10th 2021 is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is a chance for people around the world to make a difference in their communities by raising awareness of mental health.

Mental health isn’t just an issue that affects adults. Children and young people are also at risk. With all the demands placed on children today and the ever-increasing changes because of world events, children and young people may need help to deal with the issues they face.

It’s important to teach children and young people early on how to cope with stressors in their lives, both at home and at school. Learning practical coping skills will help them develop the tools they need to manage daily stressors, thus reducing their risk of developing mental illness.

Here are some ideas to help you and your children take care of your mental health:

  • Plan a day with your children to set personal goals and create a vision board as a family event.
  • Take time to do something your entire family enjoys. Play a game or just spend time together.
  • Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation, going for a walk, listening to music, or watching a funny video.

Raising awareness about mental health issues in young people is the first step in helping them to develop good mental health that will last for a lifetime. So join your friends and family in making a difference on World Mental Health Day and every day. Help set the stage for a better tomorrow by talking about mental health today.

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