Most kids are a bit anxious at the start of the school year, but for kids who struggle with mental illness, school can be a veritable minefield. Schools need to take the time to talk to all students about mental health and try to reduce the stigma around this issue.
While it’s important to start the conversation, so many parents and schools are afraid to go there. This flyer from the Centers for Disease Control is an excellent place to start: Talking to Kids About Mental Health Flyer
Periodically, we will be offering more “conversation starters” and resources for schools and families.