Mind Your Mental Health - Resiliency in Children

If you or someone you know needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Resilience skills can be learned; they’re not necessarily innate. You can help your children adapt to stressors by encouraging a positive, flexible attitude. Plus, make sure they get adequate sleep, a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise.
  • Children have a surprising ability to problem solve independently when given the chance. This tip sheet reviews the common characteristics of children who have enhanced their inner strength.
  • Tap into these ideas for teaching children how to process complex situations and emerge intact—to be resilient.
  • While some peers can provide support and healthy examples to emulate, your children can also pick up risky behaviors from others. This tip sheet provides advice for parents who want to help their kids better handle unhealthy types of peer pressure.

With your help, we can bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health conditions in our communities. Take action if you or someone you care about face such a struggle. Help is available! Visit the Mind Your Mental Health website or click on the links below to learn more. 

August is back-to-school month, so Stamp Out Stigma is taking the opportunity to discuss youth mental health throughout the month.
It’s our job to help end the stigma surrounding addictions and mental health by sharing resources and starting conversations. Here are some important facts you should know: