What parents need to know about childhood mental and behavioral health
Caring for your child's mental and behavioral health is just as important as caring for their physical health. And right now, one in five children is living with a serious mental illness that interferes with everyday life. It’s time for parents to take notice of the crisis facing our kids. In this video, Dr. Jenny Walczak talks about the important role parents play in caring for the mental and behavioral health needs of children.
Children’s Wisconsin is asking every parent of a school-aged child to make a promise that they will talk with their child before school starts to assess their child’s feelings about returning to school during COVID-19.
Starting the conversation is critical
Normalizing mental and behavioral health conversations helps build resiliency in our kids as they face the unknowns. Getting them to open up isn’t always easy, but with the right approach, you can help get the words flowing.
Where to seek help
If your child is struggling with mental and behavioral issues, turn to Children’s Wisconsin and these trusted organizations.