Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health

Ways to support a child’s physical health is often discussed, with parents able to seek out recommendations for proper diet and exercise. However, a child’s mental health is just as important to their overall well-being. Good physical and mental health are crucial for children, as problems that begin in childhood may just get worse as time goes on. This article discusses specific ways that you can help support your child’s mental health, including helping them build confidence, overcome shyness, communicate, find outlets for outbursts, and encouraging their imaginations.

To read the article from Sea Coast Online, click here.

Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.